Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by JMC0759, May 1, 2011.
A question for the upper-classman. Can you wear goggles during the swim test?
ooooooooooooooo geez. swimming.
when do we need to take that test anyways?
Yes, but not for water survival.
You can try and validate swimming or water survival before your lesson begins.
Is that a course that you should try to validate? And if you validate it, do you just have to take a different one?
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.
How would you go about validating this?
Swim fast on the first day of class.
What is the distance/time to validate the class?
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.
What of that is in uniform? And I would assume ABU's?
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.
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