What's it like to take a beginning swim course during Summer Session?

by Shelley Preston,
Cornell SCE, June 10, 2023

Freshmen are required to take a swim test at Cornell. If they don't pass or aren't confident to take it, they can meet the requirement by taking the "Beginning Swim" course. One of the best times to take it is during Summer Session. Brigitta Putnam, Cornell's associate director of physical education and director of aquatics, explains what students will learn and how they can gain confidence in the water during the class.