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Swim Waiver Test

Location: HHS swimming pool.

This test is for current Heritage High School students only who wish to test out of the swim class requirement. Two sessions will be offered with a limit of 25 students per session.  

Please arrive at the HHS Pool Entrance on time but not early for check-in & instructions. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and goggles.  If you are unable to attend this swim waiver or all slots are taken, we plan to offer another opportunity to take the swim waiver in the Spring of 2024.  (Seniors CANNOT take the test second semester of their Senior year). Please email Mrs. Deirdre Gibalski at dgibalski[at][dot]us or Mr. Jentry Byleveld at jbyleveld[at][dot]us if you have any questions.

The following swimming skills will be assessed during the test.

  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in 4 of the 5 strokes listed below:
    • Freestyle (front crawl w/ flutter kick)
    • Backstroke (back crawl w/ flutter kick)
    • Elementary backstroke w/ whip kick
    • Breaststroke w/ whip kick
    • Sidestroke w/ scissor kick
  • Swim 500 yards (20 lengths) continuously, with no time limit using any combination of the strokes
  • Jump in and tread water/float for 15 minutes continuously
    • Tread water with both hands and feet for 5 minutes
    • Tread water with feet only and hands out of water for 2 minutes
    • Survival float and/or back float for 8 minutes
  • Dive proficiently from the edge of the pool into deep water. 

Health Presentations
View our Health Powerpoint presentations by following this link.


West Boys Locker Room - 303-347-7646
East Boys Locker Room - 303-347-7647
Girls Locker Room - 303-347-7645

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Jentry Byleveld, Teacher 

Deirdre Gibalski, Teacher / Co-Dept. Chair

Chad Hanson, Teacher 

Tyler Knoblock, Teacher / Co-Dept. Chair