MyCouncil®  |  Cart (0)  |  Join  |  Sign In

Related Events

May 6, 2016
Open Swim Checks 2016
May 21, 2016
Open Swim Checks
Jun 4, 2016
Open Swim Checks
Jun 6-10, 2016
Summer Swim Lessons
Jun 13, 2016
Open Swim Checks
Jun 27, 2016
Open Swim Checks
Jul 11, 2016
Open Swim Checks

Swim Lessons, Swim Checks 

The new American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program provides instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills.  The objective is to not only teach people how to swim; but to be safe in, on, and around the water.   

Alamo Area Council ​offers swim lessons, taught by certified Red Cross Instructors,  from June 4th through June 10th, 2016 at McGimsey Scout Park Swimming Pool. There are three, 45 minute, sessions offered with 18 slots in each session. Anyone signed up for Swim Lessons will complete a BSA Swim Check prior to the end of class.


In addition, the swim classification of individuals participating in a Boy Scouts of America activity is a key element in both Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. The swim classification tests should be renewed annually, preferably at the beginning of each outdoor season and are required for any Scout attending a BSA Scout Camp with an Aquatics program (Boy Scout Summer Camp or Webelo Camp).  Some camps provide swim checks upon arrival and they may allow you to bring your certification with you to ease the check-in process. Please check with your chosen Camp for Swim Check Requirements prior to signing up with us.  

Once you complete your swim check, the person conducting the test will provide you, or your unit, with the "Unit Swim Test Classification Record" for you to take with you to camp.  

Please click on the links to the right to register for swim events with Alamo Area Council.

**Swim Lessons will be provided as "after camp care" for any scout attending Day Camp at McGimsey Scout Park at an additional cost (does not include Twilight Camp).  This option must be selected during the Day Camp registration process. Register early, there are only 18 slots available each week!  





Copyright © 2018 Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Phone 210-341-8611 All rights Reserved. Web Site Powered By CouncilWare®