Swim Test

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  1. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    A question for the upper-classman. Can you wear goggles during the swim test?
     
  2. ima-gina-tion

    ima-gina-tion USAFA 2015

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    ooooooooooooooo geez. swimming. :zip:
    when do we need to take that test anyways?
     
  3. Downfall75

    Downfall75 USAFA Cadet

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    Yes, but not for water survival.

    You can try and validate swimming or water survival before your lesson begins.
     
  4. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Is that a course that you should try to validate? And if you validate it, do you just have to take a different one?
     
  5. Downfall75

    Downfall75 USAFA Cadet

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    Well, considering both classes combined equal 16 lessons (for regular swimming/water survival), I would highly recommend you validate it. If you validate it, you won't have to take a different PE class. You'll just have more free time.
     
  6. Envy01

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    How would you go about validating this?
     
  7. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Swim fast on the first day of class.
     
  8. kikoman

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    What is the distance/time to validate the class?
     
  9. Downfall75

    Downfall75 USAFA Cadet

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    I don't remember but there are multiple tests that you have to do. Off the top of my head, you have to be able to swim 250 meters in a certain time, I think at or under 4 minutes, underwater swim for 25 meters, master the efficiency strokes (breast, side, and elementary back), jump off the 5 meter diving board and swim under the bulkheads in a certain time, and be able to tread and drown proof.
     
  10. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    What of that is in uniform? And I would assume ABU's?
     
  11. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    None of it, swimming is entirely in a swimsuit. Water survival is another class that is entirely in ABUs. Also, I think the time for an A for swimming is under 4:25 for the 250.
     
  12. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Thanks.
     

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