NSW Police Swim Test

All applicants to the NSW Police Force will be required to undertake the Aquatic Rescue Sequence. The Sequence replaces the current 100 metre swim test certificate requirement.

We can conduct the test at Wollondilly Leisure Centre on weekday’s, you will need to book a time with the swim school.

How to Complete The Test

  1. Book a Time with us ph: 4677 1251
  2. Pay the $10 fee at reception (this covers pool entry an staff time)
  3. Print the Certificate of Aquatic Rescue Proficiency form and bring it along
  4. Bring your Drivers Licence as proof of ID
  5. Bring Long pants and shirt (light weight pants/ trousers or similar)
Download Test Certificate & Instructions


Who can conduct the Police Aquatic Assessment?
A current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Teacher – eg: our learn to swim staff
How long does the assessment take?
The Aquatic rescue Sequence should take no more than 10 minutes. The sequence has been tested a number of times now and the slowest competent swimmer took 7 minutes to complete.
Is the facility required to provide the relevant paperwork?
No, it is the applicants responsibility to turn up to the test with everything required to complete the test including the paperwork.
What if you cannot complete the test continuously?
Continuously, for the purpose of this test means without stopping. The applicants must complete all tasks required without stopping, putting their feet down, grabbing the side or end of the pool. If they do stop they are considered not yet competent and need to book in to attempt the test again at another time.
If the applicant is deemed not yet competent do they have to pay a fee again?
Yes they do- it is $10.00 per assessment.
How many attempts can an applicant have in one day?
Each applicant is allowed one attempt only per day.
What does the $10 fee include?
The $10.00 fee includes pool entry and the AUSTSWIM Teachers time to conduct the assessment and fill out the paperwork.
What do the applicants need to wear?
Long pants and shirt (light weight pants/ trousers or similar). If the recruit turns up with the wrong clothing you should refuse to conduct the assessment.
What is the the weighted object?
A roughly 2kg dumbbell from the gym.
Who can I contact for further information?
If you have any further questions relating to the process please contact the AUSTSWIM – NSW Business Centre on 02 9894 2077 or 1300 885 666 or the NSW Police Recruitment Branch on 1800 222 122