YOUTH SWIM TESTS
At the Y, one of our top priorities is helping youth practice safety around water. Anyone age 13 and under using YMCA pools will be required to take a swim test. Swim testing is a way to increase our level of vigilance with water safety. Our swim tests and swim lessons also give children a sense of achievement as they move towards the green swim level. Learn more about YMCA swim lessons starting soon!
OUR SWIM TEST CRITERIA TO RECEIVE A GREEN NECKLACE:
1. Jump into water that is over the head and return to the surface.
2. Swim at least 12.5 yards with a strong forward stroke.
3. Tread water for at least 20 seconds.
4. Swim to a ladder or side of the pool and exit the pool.