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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

2010

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. 

2011

0930-1130 Thursday 0th

TBC Sunday 1st


Hilary Term

112 people took swim tests over two sessions in Hilary Term. 


Trinity Term

205 people took swim tests over two sessions in Trinity Term.