In order to receive a green wrist band, the swimmer must complete: 1. 25 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing (no doggie paddle) 2. 25 yards of back crawl 3. 30 seconds tread water 4. 30 seconds float on back
If the swimmer completes this test, they will be allowed in any of the 4 pools without a parent in the water with them although a parent is required to be in the spectator area or poolside benches.
If the swimmer cannot complete the test, a parent must be in the water within an arms-reach with the swimmer for their own safety.
OUTSIDE GROUP AND/OR PROGRAM SWIM TESTS
Looking to have your child swim tested for other programs outside of Beede, like Boy Scouts and Crew/Rowing Teams? We have a solution! Tests are $25, and can be conducted during these times:
Tuesdays 10-11 am and 3:30-4:30 pm
Saturdays 10-11 am and 1-2 pm
Please call the front desk at 978-287-1000 to call to ensure there are staff available for the test, and then head on over ready to swim with your specific requirements.