Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Trouble Completing First Class Swimming Requirement
Re: Trouble Completing First Class Swimming Requirement
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:40:23 -0500
Kirk and Nena Barley wrote:
> If this has been discussed, please point me to the thread. I could not
> find it in my archive search.
> I'm having a very difficult time finding a pool that will let me test my
> boys with clothes on. My city rec centers and military bases have a
Here are some ideas. You may or may not have this type of pool in your
Local high schools. A chat with the swim team coach may give you access
after practice is over. Most coaches believe that everyone should be
able to swim, and even understand that not everyone will be fast!
Subdivision pools. All the subdivisions in our area have a pool for
residents use. I'm pretty sure the one in our area would let you come
in half an hour early and do tests. You might have to work with the
subdivisions board or the pool company.
Jewish Community Center. We have a Jewish family in our troop for the
first time and WOW! What a resource. Their JCC has a pool, basketball
court, meeting rooms, kitchen, dining hall. They've been wonderful
about letting us use their facilities.
Local water park. Again, before opening or after closing. The manager
or owner might see it as great PR.
Local swim league. Most of our subdivisions that have pools, have a
swim team. There are three or four leagues in our area. They usually
don't operate their own pool, but could give you ideas.
Hotels, motels. Those pools don't get used much, anyway.
Country clubs. Again, a talk with the manager or president could get
you in the door.
These are just some ideas to help you get thinkin'! Let us know where
you wind up.
Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Mustang District, Sam Houston Area Council
Katy, Texas - Home of Champions
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