Swim and Boat Test video tutorial

Swim Test

The swim test consists of jumping into the pool and swimming 100 yards continuously. To take the swim test, go to the Z-Center pool deck (don't forget your MIT ID card). When you arrive, notify the lifeguard that you are there for the test.  There is also the option to take a beginner swim class to fulfill the swim requirement. See the list of current quarter beginner swim class offerings. Check Aquatics Pool Schedule for questions regarding pool availability. 

Freshmen Swim Test, happens during the week of orientation. Check back in the summer for more details.

Bring Student IDs. Activate IDs at Front Desk of Z Center. Sign up for a towel card.

Boat Test
The boat test is required by the sailing pavilion and boathouse in order to use sailboats or crew shells. The boat test consists of jumping in the water, swimming 100 yards continuously and then treading water for 10 minutes.

Drop in test times
Patrons can come to the Z-Center Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at the times listed below to take either or both tests. A valid MIT ID is required before patrons can take the test.

Academic Year:
8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Winter Break:
8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

8:00am or 8:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Tests by appointment:
If you cannot make the times listed above, please contact the aquatic office at 617-324-2200 to schedule an appointment.

Special Needs:
If you have a special need, physical or gender specific, in regard to the swim or boat test, please email mitpe@mit.edu.



April 1 - May 14
Q4 Open Course Schedule
as of 3/20/15

See Calendar
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PE Make Up Form

To check your PE history (points), click on "registration" and then on "history."

You can also check your attendance on PE Course Stellar sites.

A Pirate Certificate is now available to students who have passed Archery, Fencing, Pistol, and Sailing.

Students should send an email to mitpe@mit.edu with name and MIT ID number once grades are posted for all four courses. Check PE history at mitpe.com.


Swim & Boat Test Dates

Tues, Wed, & Thurs
8am and 8pm

 Zesiger Center Pool

Bring your Student ID.

For information on Single Gender Testing

contact mitpe@mit.edu