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How big is the pool?
Last Post 24 Jun 2012 07:55 PM by ATLCoastie. 4 Replies.
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24 Jun 2012 01:46 AM
    I know this might sound like a crazy question But I'm working on getting my swim skills back after not having swam for a very long time. I personally find swimming in 5ft water different from 9ft different from 12ft yada yada yada.

    How deep is the pool the swim test is held? Or does it gradiate from 3ft-5ft-8ft etc?

    Is one "lane" down the pool length-wise 100m or is it back-forth, around the edges?

    Also, how do they define treading water? I can tread water easily in a semi-doggy paddle but is that too much forward movement?

    Thanks so much for your help
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    24 Jun 2012 03:30 PM
    I thin k is around 50 meters, I don't quite remember, But I have a question, a legit question, not trying to be smart or anything but how the DEPTH of the water affects your swiming? The deeper the harder? What will you do when you when you jump in the water in the middle of the ocean and it is 10,000ft deep?
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    24 Jun 2012 03:32 PM
    Also, I forgot to add, it is like you have to go around once, but is not the whole pool, is like 3/4 of the pool that you go around, they will mark the area that you have to swim.
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    24 Jun 2012 03:33 PM
    You will actually being swimming around the perimeter of the deep end. Don't recall how deep it was.

    Treading water is staying in the same spot with your head above water. I found it pretty easy but that might be because when I was a life guard I had to do it for 2 mins with a brick over my head. Being able to use my arms made it a lot easier.
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    24 Jun 2012 07:55 PM
    The pool is 12 feet deep. You swim around the outside & you have to make 4 turns.
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