Aquatics

At Alpine our goal is that every camper becomes a swimmer and every swimmer becomes a lifesaver! Swimming instruction and recreational swimming are done at the pool.

Swim Tests

Swimming tests will be administered under National BSA Aquatics Standards.

Learner:  Enter the water, be reasonably comfortable, and get your head wet.
Beginner:  Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 meters on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
Swimmer:  Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over the head in depth, swim 75 meters in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side-stroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 meters using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 meters must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.