UVRF Swim Test - Required
UVRF swim test certification is good for 5 years. Wear rowing clothing (gym or lycra shorts and a t-shirt) and bring your own life jacket. The test only takes about 15 minutes.
UVRF will host five swim tests for members during the months of February, March, April and May at the Dartmouth Pool. If the schedule needs to change due to a conflict, UVRF will email the membership with a change of date and/or time. UVRF will provide life jackets for the swim tests. You do not need to make an appointment, just show up to take the test.
Monday, Feb. 10: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Monday, Mar. 9: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Apr. 1: 6pm – 7pm
Monday, April 20: 6pm – 7pm
Monday, May 11: 6pm – 7pm
The test consists of the following (in this order):
Tread water for 10 minutes
Swim for 50 yards
Put on life jacket that is thrown into the water
Swim to the nearest ladder or edge and climb out of the pool
Please try to attend one of our scheduled swim tests. If you are unable to attend a scheduled swim test you may go to the Dartmouth pool during open rec swim hours, if you chose this option you must pay for a day pass to use the pool and arrange with the UVRF Safety Officer to bring someone with you to supervise the swim test and to borrow a lifevest. The Dartmouth lifeguard is NOT to be asked to supervise the swim test.
If you are taking an individual swim test at another pool, we strongly advise you to contact the pool staff in advance to ensure that they will have staff on hand to administer the test or will allow you to take a friend to administer the swim test. For UVAC, please contact Forrest Pollard. For CCBA, please contact Marie Dumont. For Storrs Pond, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print out a copy of the UVRF Swim Test Certification form from the Documents tab (here) on our website and bring it with you for the administrator or lifeguard to sign. Wear rowing clothing and bring a life jacket (you will have to put it on while treading water). Send your signed form to UVRF, PO Box 419, Hanover, NH 03755 with "Swim Test" on the lower left of the envelope. Or, even better, email your form to us at email@example.com.
Note: Please be courteous to the lifeguards. You may need to call ahead and explain what the UVRF swim test is! And, you must bring the UVRF checklist and a life jacket.
Please note that UVRF accepts swim tests from Lebanon Crew and HHS Crew.