Adults/Masters, Collegiates, High Schoolers, and Middle Schoolers may apply by filling out the following three forms.
Swim Waiver Instructions
All members of Vancouver Lake Crew are required to provide proof of swimming proficiency. This requires filling out our swim test form and having it signed off by a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor -- not just a lifeguard.
Note that 'good swimming technique' is not required for our purposes; we are merely concerned with your safety in the water. You will be asked to show that you can (1) swim 100 yards; and (2) tread water for 10 minutes and then put on a life jacket.
Below are a few locations where you can take the swimming test - Please call to schedule your visit.
For addresses and contact information, see the Swim Test Form.
The VLC “Rower’s Swim Test” times at the Marshall Center Pool
We understand that many people have difficulty with the logistics of getting the swim test signoff that is required for many of our programs.
In response, we have organized some set times at the Marshall Center Pool where a dedicated WSI staff member will be present at the pool to conduct the VLC rowing swim tests.
Weekday test times:
Mon. & Wed. noon-1pm
Mon. & Wed. 5:30pm
You must call on the day of your test for weekday tests.
Call Karen at the Marshall Center to verify you are attending 360-487-7071
Weekend test times:
Saturdays at 11:15am
For Saturday testing you must contact Karen at the Marshall Center no later than the Wed. before 360-487-7071