Rowing and Sailing Swim Test

Students, Faculty, Staff and affiliates that wish to row or sail at any point during their affiliation with Harvard must successfully complete a boating swim test.

You must hold a valid Harvard ID in order to take the swim test.

Tests can be administered during regular operating hours at either pool, up until 15 minutes prior to closing, by any lifeguard on duty.

The test consists of the following:

1. Jump or dive into the deep water.

2. Surface and swim 100 continuous yards using either the front crawl or breaststroke method while demonstrating rhythmic breathing.

3. Tread water for two minutes.

Swim test cards are valid for one physical year.