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Swim Proficiency Requirement

All undergraduate Bryn Mawr students are required to complete a swim test or instructional beginners swim PE class.  Students may be exempted of this requirement by Access Services as stated in PE policies.  A variety of beginners swim classes are offered throughout the academic year.

The swim test consists of:

  • 75 yards (3 lengths) as follows:
    • 1 length swimming on your front
    • 1 length swimming on your back
    • 1 length your choice of style
    • There is no time requirement
  • One minute treading water

Swim Proficiency Requirement for Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (1 Credit)
Students are expected to complete all aspects of the P.E. requirement before Spring Break of their sophomore year.

  • Pass the swim test -OR-
  • Take 1 Beginner Class (if test cannot be passed)


Wednesday, October 9th @ 6:15 PM
Wednesday, October 30th @ 6:15 PM
Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:15 PM
Wednesday, December 4th @ 6:15 PM

*If none of these dates work, please feel free to schedule an individual swim test session (10-15 minutes) with Aquatics Director Pat McDevitt by clicking this link.*