All Columbia College students are required to pass a swimming test or submit a waiver from University Health Services. Swimming tests are administered in the Uris Pool, located on the first floor of the Dodge Fitness Center. The test consists of swimming three continuous unassisted laps of the pool (75 yards total) using any stroke or a combination of strokes. Those who do not pass are encouraged to take a Beginner Swim course at the first opportunity. Passing the Beginner Swim course will fulfill your swim test requirement and one Physical Education credit. Students must complete the test in order to receive a diploma, therefore it is highly encouraged that the test is taken prior to the last academic semester.
Looking to get in some practice before taking the swim test? Drop in during any of our open recreation swim hours to work on your stroke development and stamina.