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Swim Test


All Youth members and participants must have documentation of a completed SWIM TEST FORM on file to participate in any rowing programs with AARC.   Completed forms should be delivered to your coach/instructor on your first day of participation/class. 

All Adult participants must attest through submission of the Club waiver that they possess the requisite swimming skills to pass the Swim Test.


The swim test is to be completed under the direction of a certified lifeguard or American Red Cross certified WSI. 


The participant must wear any long-legged exercise pant and T-shirt and:

  • Tread water or stay afloat for 5 minutes.
  • Followed by putting on a life jacket while treading water (if available).
  • Followed by swimming 50 yards (without the life jacket), any stroke, without touching the bottom or using any other support.


Local Options for Completing the Swim Test


Buhr Park Pool
2751 Packard Road


Fuller Park Pool
1519 Fuller Rd.


Mack Indoor Pool
715 Brooks St.


Veterans Memorial Park Pool
2150 Jackson Rd


Saline Recreational Complex


(734) 429-3502


Ann Arbor YMCA

734 996-9622

Dates available for testing:
       April 26, 2010 @ 8:15pm
       April 28, 2010 @ 8:15pm
       May  1, 2010  @ 3:30pm

$5 fee for YMCA members  

$10 feefor non-YMCA members. 
Money is due at the front deskl prior to swim test.


Merry Lou Murray Recreational Center

(aka Washtenaw County Recreation Center )

734 971-6355




Swim Tests can be taken during any Open Swim session.  Entrance fee required to enter building.
Pool schedule:



AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community.  Scholarships are available to those with financial need to support participation.  
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