Westdale Rowing Community

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For Saturday’s swim test, please wear a long sleeve shirt and a pair of long tights, somewhat simulating what you might wear on a chilly April morning minus a few layers! The test will be about 10 minutes of treading water clothed, then putting on a life jacket that gets tossed to you. Test will take between 10-15 minutes. One piece of advice: try to avoid track pants or hoodies. They can get awfully heavy when water logged, making it tough to tread water!

It takes place at Benetto Pool/community centre. Again, you can be excused from the test IF you have your bronze cross/bronze medallion or lifesaving. I will need to see a picture of that certification to forward it to the club. A rower will not be allowed on the water without our assurance they can swim.

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