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Swimming - General

When in water that is, for the individual taking part, above waist height (or knee height in moving water) when standing, leaders must follow the rules on swimming (Rule 9.51 and 9.52) except where:

  • taking part in scuba diving or snorkelling
  • it is a river crossing during hillwalking under the leadership of someone holding a hillwalking permit
  • it is underground during caving or mine exploration under the leadership of someone holding a caving or mine exploration permit