A closer look at Dartmouth’s swim test and what faculty and students on campus think of the issue.
Decades ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test in order to graduate.
Joann Brislin, senior associate athletic director for physical education and recreation, is in charge of administering the swim test.
She noted that the faculty probably felt that completing the swim test was necessary for basic safety reasons.
Director of fitness Hugh Mellert, who was not a part of the committee, believes that the swim test is an important requirement.
Lopez Bonilla mentioned how she found it strange that the College still required its students to pass a swim test.
For instance, Dartmouth’s swim test requires students to swim only one lap of the pool, whereas Cornell and Columbia’s tests require students to swim three laps. »