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North Star > Posts > 2014 Swimming Skills Center -- Earn Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge, Aquanaut, or Learn Swimming Skills!
October 13
2014 Swimming Skills Center -- Earn Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge, Aquanaut, or Learn Swimming Skills!

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Recreational swimming is a great way to relax.  Swimming ​is an excellent form of exercise, providing a full-body workout.  Some occupations even require workers to swim, such as lifeguarding and marine biology.  Swimming is a competitive sport and art.  However, it can be a very dangerous activity for the inexperienced.  

 Who is this event for?
-Youths or adults of any age who would like to learn how to swim or swim better
-Webelos Scout (grades 4 & 5) who wants to earn the Aquanaut activity badge
-Boy Scouts (grades 6+) who want to earn the Swimming merit badge
-Boy Scouts (grades 6+) who want to earn the Lifesaving merit badge
-Youths or adults 15+ years old who would like to become certified lifeguards


Sign up for one time slot in either the first or second course.  You can attend multiple classes or even both courses, but pay the additional $15 registration fee for each.  Every participant is required to take a swimming test at the first class.  The test will place participants of all ages in ability groups.  Boy Scouts must show certain qualifications to participate in merit badge classes.  If they are unable, they can participate in swimming lessons in Course 1 and retry the merit badge in Course 2.  ​

Students taking Lifeguard Certification should read the prerequisites below.  A refund is available to those students who do not pass them when tested. 
​​Course 1:  January 4, 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 8 ​
​9:30-10:45 AM Boy Scouts (Grades 6-12):  Lifesaving or Swimming Merit Badge
10:45-11:30 AM​ Webelos Scouts (Grades 4-5):  Aquanaut Activity Badge
Boy Scouts:  (Grades 6-12) Swimming Skills
Adults (Ages 18+):  Swimming Skills
​11:30 AM-12:15 PM ​Youth (Grades 1+):  Swimming Skills 
​12:15-1:00 PM ​Youth (Grades 1+):  Swimming Skills
​1:00-1:45 PM ​CANCELLED
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​Course 2 :  February 22 & March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
​9:30-10:45 AM Boy Scouts (Grades 6-12):  Lifesaving or Swimming Merit Badge​
​10:45-11:30 AM Webelos Scouts (Grades 4-5):  Aquanaut Activity Badge
Boy Scouts (Grades 6-12):  Swimming Skills​
Adults (Ages 18+):  Swimming Skills
​11:30 AM-12:15 PM Youth (Grades 1+):  Swimming Skills 
​12:15-1:00 PM Youth (Grades 1+):  Swimming Skills
​1:00-1:45 PM

Youth (Grades 1+):  Swimming Skills 

​10:00 AM-2:00 PM ​​American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (Ages 15+) --  Course Instructions.pdfCourse Instructions.pdf
*** Students must register by January 25. 
Where:  James Eagen Center (1 Civic Center Dr., Florissant, MO  63033)

Cost:  $15 per participant by Dec. 28 for Course 1 or Feb. 14 for Course 2 ($18 per participant after those deadlines); $110 for Lifeguard Certification

Class size:  Some classes are limited to 20 students and others to 50 students.  Visit the online registration below to see availability.

Registration MUST be done online.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For additional information or questions, contact Steven Miller at 314-223-4426 or John Kavanaugh at 314-839-8226.​



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