Swim test during beast

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  1. permom

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    Is the swin test during beast performed in a pool or open water? Do the candidates wear swim suits or clothes? Thank you.
     
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    from what I know it is performed in Krandall Pool in Arvin Gym and New Cadets wear PT shorts that double as swim suits for male new cadets.
     
  3. America's Finest

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    It will be in a swimming pool at the gym.

    They actually issue us swim trunks and one piece swimsuits (females). :thumb: The trunks are solid black and look like the PT shorts but they don't say "Army" on them.
     
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    we actually get army swim trunks? thats kinda cool. AF the test is just a 150 yard swim in under 3:00 right? Also if it is that, should I swim the test all out or just complete it. Will it dictate anything other than our ability to swim?
     
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    No, the PT shorts say "Army" as they are the standard issue army shorts but the swim trunks are plain black.

    I would go all out. If you score high enough you will be eligible for advanced swimming which is much shorter than the normal swimming class.
     
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    What happens if you fail the swim test? 3 minutes sounds like a lot for 150 yards, but you never know...
     
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    three minutes is a lot, a three minute 150 is a swimming warm down. If you can swim reasonably well you wont have a problem with it.
     
  8. America's Finest

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    You will get put in "rock swimming". :shake:

    The name is just a coincidence, the term "rock" is used for all "special classes" such as "rock math" for people who didn't do so well on the math tests during Beast.
     
  9. permom

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    My admissions officer called it PLEBE DROWNING!!:yllol:
     
  11. x-ImPuLse-PL-

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    And say a cadet never learned how to swim/been in a pool. What happens then? "Rock Swimming"?
     

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