From 1954 til now, you had to be able to swim to graduate from the University of Chicago.
I am not making this up.
At Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, MIT and Notre Dame you still do.
Here's what UC alum Hassan Ali had to say about his experience:
"Entering college is intimidating enough, let alone getting half-naked in front of your peers and trying to prove your physical acumen,"
And here's what the great Christopher Zorn had to say about Mr. Ali's quote:
"For those of us who didn't attend U of C, that was known as the "good part" of college".
Proving that Public Choice is everywhere, the article did find someone in favor of this ridiculous policy:
Fred DeBruyn, aquatics director and assistant physical education director at Cornell, said the swim tests served a valuable purpose: preventing drowning.
Not to mention helping to fund Mr. DeBruyn!