The Swimming merit badge is one of the most popular badges to earn during the summer. Starting this summer, the badge is even better.
There are new requirements, updated requirements, and obsolete requirements that have been deleted.
The changes include more focus on correct stroke mechanics and the removal of requirements involving snorkeling, competitive swimming and CPR have been removed.
In 2014, you can use either the old requirements or the new ones to earn your Swimming merit badge. Starting in 2015, you’ll have to use the new ones.