In order to receive a green wrist band, the swimmer must complete: 1. 25 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing (no doggie paddle) 2. 25 yards of back crawl 3. 30 seconds tread water 4. 30 seconds float on back
If the swimmer completes this test, they will be allowed in any of the 4 pools without a parent in the water with them although a parent is required to be in the spectator area or poolside benches.
If the swimmer cannot complete the test, a parent must be in the water within an arms-reach with the swimmer for their own safety.
OUTSIDE GROUP AND/OR PROGRAM SWIM TESTS
Individuals looking to be tested for something other than a Beede Center program, ie; boating, sailing, rowing, or Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts are by appointment only. Appointments are made on Friday evenings after 6pm. Fee is free for Beede Center Members and $20 for Non-Beede Members. Please call 978-287-1000 to set up an appointment.