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Registration & Swim Test

Swim Test

Returning Carlsbad Jr. Guards do not need to retest.

Swim Test Date:

Location of swim test:  
Monroe Street Pool
3401 Monroe Street Carlsbad 92008

What do I do at the swim test? 
We are very strict on our time standards for safety reason.
Practice,You only get one try!!!!
If your child might be borderline passing, please prepare your child first before the test. The better swimmer the Junior Guard is the more fun they will have participating.

Part I

100 meter swim under a maximum time limit.

Test Times:
9 to 11 years old under 2 min 30 seconds
12 and 13 years old under 2 min 15 seconds
14 to 16 years old under 2 min

Part II

10 meter under water swim.

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.

     *Please send an e-mail to for any other questions or call 760 479-2000.


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