I was thinking about the "Safe Swim Defense" points from last week's scout camp. I used a little trick to memorize the points in order. Here's my goofy way to memorize it: "Queen Pat swam lazily like a big doofus". The first letter of each word representing the real points to remember:
- Qualified Supervision
- Physical Fitness
- Safe Area
- Ability Groups
- Buddy System
With me swimming alone in Bountiful Lake, I'm violating the Buddy System. I don't mean to make excuses, but I'm only 20 yards from where I can touch at all times. And hypothermia is definitely not an issue now. Anyway, I had a decent swim and didn't have any problems.
One thing that kept my mind occupied is the fact that I am registered to take a CPR class with the Red Cross on August 16th and after that will have completed all the requirements to get the BSA Lifeguard certification. Cathi and I were talking last night about getting a side job to supplement the budget for Christmas presents this year. Instead of her getting a job, I'm going to apply for a lifeguard job at SDRC. I know the pay will be crap, but I'll get free admission to swim there too, which is a huge bonus.
I'll be lifting shoulders and upper back at lunch today.