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Swim Test


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Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, CA 92130

What do I do at the swim test?

Part I

100 yard swim (4 lengths of a lap pool) swam under a maximum time limit 

Swim Test Times:

  • 9 to 11 years old under 2 min 45 seconds
  • 12 and 13 years old under 2 min 30 seconds
  • 14 to 16 year olds under 2 min 15 seconds

Part II

10 meter under water swim in a pool. The child must swim under water for 10 meters. To begin they are allowed to push off the side of the pool. To complete this test, the body and head can not break the surface of the water. They are allowed 3 attempts.

Part III

Treading water for 3 minutes.

What do the different tests represent?

The first test shows us that the child is a strong enough swimmer for our program, the second test shows us that the child is comfortable enough to swim under waves, the last test shows us that the participant knows how to stay afloat for an extended amount of time.

Children that have already passed our swim test in the past do not need to re-test.

Please contact us to confirm any other special situations. 858 792-4702


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