Police Swim Testing

We have qualified and experienced instructors to take you through the compulsory swim testing required for police recruits.

What you need to do

  1. Complete our on-line enquiry form to make a booking.
  2. Show up at the agreed time - bring photo ID and $40.00
  3. Complete the swim test

On successful completion of the test we will give you a certificate.

What are the tests?

To achieve the certificate you must show your competence in swimming, treading water and diving to retrieve an object:

Swim test

You are required to complete 50 metres (2 laps of our competition pool) continuous swimming using freestyle stroke. Goggles and dive or in-pool starts are permitted.

How you will be rated

Rating

Result

Description

5 34 seconds or less Well above requirements
4 35-44 seconds Above requirements
3 44-54 seconds Meets requirements
2 55-64 seconds Below requirements
1 65 seconds or more Well below requirements

Tread Water

You are required to complete five minutes treading water within a 1 metre radius, without touching the bottom or sides of the pool or using any other floatation aids.

 Rating

 Result

 Description

5 Completed easily within 1 metre radius; upright; stationary, head and shoulders out of water Well above requirements
4  Completed relatively easily; within 1 metre radius; drops head a bit Above requirements
3  Completed 5 minutes mostly within 1 metre radius; may drop head/neck into the water a little Meets requirements
2  Fails to keep head above water; can't stay within 1 metre radius; looks stresed; sinking regularly Below requirements
1  Can not complete 5 minutes without assistance; requires upskilling Well below requirements

Duck Dive

Duck dive 3 metres to retrieve rubber brick.

Rating

Result

Description

5 Completes with ease; smooth, skilled and quick with no fuss Well above requirements
4 Completes but: grapples with brick and/or quite slow and/or end of breath when surfacing; drops head a little when returning brick Above requirements
3 Completes with 2 or mmore of following: maybe 2 attempts and/or quite slow near end of breath range when surfacing and/or drops head a little when returning with brick Meets requirements
2 Stressed; can dive below surface but not to 3 metres Below requirements
1 Nervous in water; nowhere near completing; fearful and requires upskilling Well below requirements

If you aren't confident in the water, but need to complete this test to qualify for your dream career, talk to us about swim lessons. 

Complete our online enquiry form to book a time for a test and/or ask about our adult swim lessons.