Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Mile Swim
Re: Mile Swim
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 21:58:14 -0800
I have seen scouts of all ages, from 10 1/2 to 60+ attempt,
fail to complete and complete successfully, the Milw Swim.
Those younger scouts who are successful on a swim team are
probably doing at least a half mile to warm up before a
workout. In my own daily swim at the ripe old age of 51 do
3/4 daily. For on comfortable in the water, a mile isn't a
What you do have to watch out for , when doing a miole in
open water, such a swe do, is loss of body temp and fluids.
The smaller bodies do not retain warmth as well as larger
bodies. So be careful with the younger scouts from that
standpoint. I certainly would not discourage anyone from