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University to get rid of swimming requirement

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Students in the Class of 2016 at the University of Chicago won’t have to prove that they know how to swim.

For almost 60 years, U of C students had to pass a swim test or take a swimming course during their freshman year. The test required students to be able to swim 100 yards using any stroke with no time limit.

Other schools – including Dartmouth College, the University of Notre Dame and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – still require swim tests to graduate.

 

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