swimming requirement

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by gator guy, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. gator guy

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    Is there a swimming requirement or test at the USMMA? Do students have to be able to swim a certain distance within a certain time, be able to tread water for specified period of time or know variety of swimming strokes?
     
  2. cero

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    I know this for sure. Swimming will be done during indoc. I don't know if there is a certain distance/period of time to tread water/test that they give there, but I would suggest getting in good physical shape for swimming. Try to learn all the strokes(just in case). I would suggest to do about 500-1500 yards(like 2-3 times a week) a workout if you weren't in a swim team before.
     

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