Scout Swim Party

Each party is scheduled for two hours on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, and can accommodate a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 scouts. The party includes up to 1 hour of instruction, 30 minutes of free swim, and 30 minutes at the end for food and beverages. We provide two to four 16" pizzas, 2 pitchers of water, and all paper products. Please note, the slide will not be open during the scout swim party. 

Option 1: OBPD instructor-led scout swim (pricing below)

Let the professional aquatic staff at the Family Recreation Center lead your scout group through our skills assessment and safety activities, outlined below:

  • CAMP CLASSIFICATION TESTING: Jump feet-first into deep water above the head, surface, level off, swim the following distances, demonstrating strong (survival) proficiency in one or more of the following Scout approved strokes:
    • Front crawl (commonly called freestyle), sidestroke, breaststroke, or trudgen (front crawl arms with scissor kick).
    • Backstroke or elementary backstroke can only be used on the final 25 yards as a “recovery” stroke.
    • Common things that do not constitute a strong stroke: doggy-paddle, or front crawl arms that do not come out from under the water.
      • Beginner classification:
        • Swims 50 yards (with a sharp turn, no stopping) competently demonstrating the above requirements
      • Swimmer classification:
        • Swims 100 yards (with sharp turns, no stopping) competently demonstrating the above requirements
      • Non-swimmer classification:
        • Chooses not to participate in testing, or
        • Cannot complete strong (survival) swimming for at least 50 yards
    • After completing the appropriate swim, rest by floating for 1 minute.
    • Classification results will be recorded by the instructor(s).
  • Demonstrate a front float, back float, and survival floating.
  • Explain the four basic rescue methods: Reach, Throw, Row, Go.
  • Tread water for 1 minute.
  • Discuss these topics with the group:
    • Swimming safely in various situations:  pool vs open water.
    • The Buddy system.
    • Explain the training a lifeguard needs for his/her job.

Option 2: Leader-led scout swim (pricing below)

Are our guidelines not what you’re looking for? We will provide two lap lanes for up to 90 minutes, allowing your troop leaders to run any tests/activities they would like. Pizza, drinks, and free swim are still provided. 

Sout Parties6-10 Kids11-15 Kids16-20 Kids
Option 1 - W/ Instructor$125$175$225
Option 2 - W/O Instructor $100$150$200
Scout Swim Party