Hewlett HS- Swim Gym- Test out information:
All incoming 9th grade students will have the opportunity to test out of swim instruction by either one of the following options:
- Presenting a Level Five Certification Card from the American Red Cross ONLY
Students must bring evidence of their Level 5 swim certification by August 27, 2019 at 9:00am
2-In Water Testing:
Students will have the opportunity to pass a one-time In Water Level Five Red Cross Certification module on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 from 3:30 – 6:15 PM at Hewlett High School’s pool. Swim certified instructors from the teaching staff will be available at no charge to test swim skills in the pool. Students must successfully pass the level five swim test with one of the certified instructors in order to test out of the required swim instruction during their physical education class at Hewlett High School. You must call the Athletic Office at 516-792-4021 to schedule a time slot. Appointments and time slots are assigned on a first come first serve basis, no exceptions. No appointments will be accepted after May 30th, 2019.
If you fail to appear at your designated time slot you will run the risk of forfeiting the opportunity to test out. All assessments and recommendations from testing staff are final. There are NO retests and requests for retests will not be honored.
Requirements for level 5 swim skills:
Tuck surface dive, submerging completely
Pike surface dive, submerging completely
Front flip turn while swimming
Backstroke flip turn while swimming
Tread water, 5 minutes
Front crawl, 50 yards
Breaststroke, 25 yards
Butterfly, 25 yards
Elementary backstroke, 50 yards
Back crawl, 25 yards
Standard scull, 30 seconds
Sidestroke, 25 yards
Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep
water, swim front crawl for 50 yards,
change direction and position of travel
as necessary and swim elementary
backstroke for 50 yards.
2. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, change
direction and position of travel as
necessary and swim back crawl for 25
If you have any questions, please call the Athletic Office at: (516)792-4021.
Test out swim certifications will not be accepted after August 27, 2019.
Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics