Individual competitors must be able to swim 25 meters.
To make it to the Games, competitors have to take the plunge.
This morning, all individual competitors received an e-mail. It stated that those new or returning competitors who did not complete the swim verification test in 2011 must do it now.
The test is simple. Each athlete must swim the length of the pool (25 meters) and submit a video of their effort.
This does not guarantee a water element at the Games. However, it does give a sense of who will sink or swim.