Badger and SwimAmerica

Badger Day Camp has partnered with SwimAmerica who is the nations leading learn to swim school. SwimAmerica is a nationally certified learn to swim curriculum created in 1988 by the American Swimming Coaches Association. SwimAmerica lessons are designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica teaches children to swim, they don’t just teach lessons and they put safety first! Our campers will be swim evaluated on the first day of camp and placed in the corresponding swim level to their skills. Throughout camp our campers will progress through the stations and receive Badger badges to show their outstanding progress!

To receive our Bronze Badger Swimming Badge complete the following stations:

  • Station 1: Bubbles
    • 10 relaxed bobs
  • Station 2: Floats and Glides
    • Front/back glide with recover for 5 seconds
  • Station 3: Kicking
    • Front and back kick for 15 ft


To receive our Silver Badger Swimming Badge complete the following stations:

  • Station: 4: Crawl Stroke
    • Slide glide kick for 20 ft, crawl stroke- 20 ft no breathing
  • Station 5: Freestyle
    • Crawl stroke with breathing with a minimum of 4 breaths
  • Station 6: Backstroke
    • Swim freestyle for 75ft, swim backstroke for 30ft and tread water for 1 minute
  • Station 7: Breaststroke & Butterfly
    • Swim freestyle for 50 yds, swim backstroke 25 yds and kick breaststroke 20ft.


To receive our Gold Badger Swimming Badge complete the following stations:

  • Station 8: Turns
    • Swim freestyle for 100 yds using bi-lateral breathing. swim breaststroke for 25 yds
  • Station 9: Lifetime Strokes
    • Swim freestyle for 200 yds using bi-lateral breathing, swim butterfly for 25 yds, swim breaststroke for 50 yds, swim elementary backstroke for 50 yds and swim sidestroke for 50 yds
  • Station 10: Individual Medley
    • Swim 300 yds freestyle, swim 100 yds backstroke, swim 100 yds Individual Medley