Cannon Memorial YMCA
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Swim Test Policies

All children up to 9 years old

Swim test consists of jumping into deep end, swimming from deep end to lifeguard chair, treading water for 30 seconds, and swimming back to deep end on back.

Wristbands

  • Green wristband = passed the jump, tread and swim test
  • Yellow wristband = Swimmer demonstrates a horizontal floating position on their back for 3-5 seconds. Swimmer must then stand up regaining a vertical position on their own,. Swimmer demonstrates a horizontal floating position on their front for 3-5 seconds. Swimmer must then stand up regaining a vertical position on their own. Swimmer demonstrates 15ft. of any forward stroke on their stomach without assistance and without resting 
  • Red wristband = non swimmer or did not pass test

Click here to view the Cannon YMCA Open Swim Test Flyer

Policies

  • Lifeguards will administer swim tests in Lap Pool
  • To ensure the safety of our patrons, lifeguard may retest and child as deemed necessary
  • Swimmers that forget swim band will be retested
  • Swimmers with Red wristband must have a parent or responsible adult in the water with them at all times within arm’s reach
  • Swimmers with Yellow wristband must have a parent or responsible adult on the pool deck
  • Swimmers with a Green wristband may be signed into pool area, parents must not leave facility.