What is the patch test?

Lifeguards administer the patch test to any child wanting to use the diving boards or slide to assess if the child can swim well enough to use it safely. The test consists of

  1. Swim to the middle of the well
  2. Tread water for 30 seconds
  3. Float on back for 30 seconds
  4. Swim back to the wall

Please go to the guard table to request a test.