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 Swim Tests

This page includes information relating to swim testing. 

Matters arising to be directed to the Rowing Sabbatical Officer.

Testing

At present the test consists of (in general terms):

  • Wearing a t-shirt and shorts (as a minimum)
  • 45m swimming (any stroke)
  • Surface dive for 5m. You must have your full body submerged for the full length.
  • Tread water for 2minutes. When treading water you are expected to have your full head above the water and have your airwaves open.

This is in-line with the requirements of British Rowing and all have real-world practical reasons for their inclusion. All testing is carried out by qualified personnel.

 


Michaelmas Term

4 swim-test sessions were run and two capsize drill sessions totalling 21 hours of pool time. 

1654 persons took swim tests. There was an 8% failure rate. 

Payment

The following clubs owe money to OURCs for their swim tests in MT:

  • Balliol - £134
  • Brasenose - £136
  • Christ Church - £82
  • Corpus Christi - £62
  • Exeter - £86
  • GTC - £98
  • Hertford - £92
  • Jesus - £98
  • Keble - £90
  • LMH - £90
  • Linacre - £74
  • Lincoln - £120
  • Magdalen - £76
  • Mansfield - £80
  • Merton - £138
  • New - £106
  • Oriel - £118
  • Pembroke - £112
  • Queen's - £104
  • Regent's Park - £38
  • Somerville - £106
  • St Anne's - £116
  • St Antony's - £96
  • St Benet's - £36
  • St Catherine's - £146
  • SEH - £78
  • St Hilda's - £80
  • St Hugh's - £80
  • St John's - £88
  • St Peter's - £70
  • Trinity - £92
  • University - £88
  • Wadham - £88
  • Wolfson - £94
  • Worcester - £116
     

 Payment is due by the end of MT10. However, failure to pay by IWL B will prevent your boat club from competing. 


Hilary Term

There will be a swim test on Saturday 22nd January (1st week). This will be the only test of HT11.

 


Trinity Term

There will be a swim test on Saturday 7th May (1st week). This will be the only test of TT11.