Swim Test
The swim test consists of jumping into the pool and swimming 100 yards continuously. To take the swim test, go to the Z-Center pool deck (don't forget your MIT ID card). When you arrive, notify the lifeguard that you are there for the test.  There is also the option to take a beginner swim class to fulfill the swim requirement. See the list of current quarter beginner swim class offerings.

Freshmen Swim Test, happens during the week of orientation. Class of 2022 Swim test date: Thursday, Aug. 30th from 1p-4p.

Bring Student IDs. Activate IDs at Front Desk of Z Center. Sign up for a towel card.

Boat Test
The boat test is required by the sailing pavilion and boathouse in order to use sailboats or crew shells. It is also required for partication in the Kayaking classes in Q1 and Q4. The boat test consists of jumping in the water, swimming 100 yards continuously and then treading water for 10 minutes.

Drop in test times
Patrons can come to the Z-Center Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at the times listed below to take either or both tests. A valid MIT ID is required before patrons can take the test.

Academic Year:
8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Winter Break:
8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Tests by appointment:
If you cannot make the times listed above, please contact the aquatic office at 617-324-2200 or email aqua@mit.edu to schedule an appointment.

Special Needs:
If you have a special need, physical or gender specific, in regard to the swim or boat test, please email mitpe@mit.edu.

Updated 5/21/18