DS said he just missed the cut time [2:26 vs 2:20] for the Beast swim test to qualify for the advanced course but says top 250 get in regardless of time. Apparently its intense but frees up a lot of time vs the standard course so he's hoping. Any idea from past years if that time is close enough to make the 250 cut? He said the test was harder than he expected [he's a good swimmer that just doesn't swim all that much so technique was probably rusty] but I'm pretty confident he can handle an advanced course. I remember hearing on the USAFA tour how many cadets struggled a LONG time just to qualify on the basic test; its a small blessing to show up with water wings at the SAs.