All campers (adults included) need to pass the official Boy Scouts of America swim test: 75 yards of any stroke (sidestroke permitted) followed by 25 yards of elementary backstroke and a ten second back float. The water at Catalina Island was bracing, and all passed the test. For me, it was a flashback to the 70s, swimming in Lake Androscoggin in Maine. The little colored chits indicate “passed” and are used as an entry ticket to the waterfront.
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About Robert RainesI manage Chevron's strategic research group. Previously, I led Chevron's corporate digital and social media, ran product management at E-Loan, managed acquisition marketing at Pacific Bell Wireless, and brand-managed food products at Quaker Oats. I'm a dad, husband, son, amateur photographer and videographer, folk music lover, 4-chord guitarist, and coffee geek, not in any particular order. Always curious, I'm a chronic learner ready for the next adventure. This site represents my personal thoughts, opinions and ramblings.