Designed for resident camp aquatics directors, pool directors, and waterfront directors. This section addresses the role of the camp aquatics director operating as the Lead Professional Lifeguard, Lead Instructor for Aquatics and Aquatics Area Manager. Aquatics management includes safe and effective supervision of all program activities in, on, and under the water, Instructor emphasis is on the skills and teaching of swimming, water rescue, and paddle sports. The lead professional lifeguard role includes lifeguard management and lifeguard instruction.
Pre-Requisites for Aquatics Section Enrollment
Before acceptance into the Aquatics Section on the opening day of the National Camping School, an Aquatics section participant must:
Failure to satisfy any of the above criteria will prevent acceptance of the participant into the Aquatics Section This specifically includes failure to provide evidence of a current lifeguard certification. The Aquatics Instructor, BSA program prepares the participant to be a BSA Lifeguard Instructor. Current lifeguard certification is needed as a pre-requisite so the participant has the base level knowledge and experience of lifeguarding to learn and successfully complete the Lifeguard Instructor requirements
8 day course; begins 7:00pm on Thursday-ends Friday after breakfast