Hello, I am a female and where i grew up, I didn't get to swim. My parents were poor so we didn't go to beaches or anything like that nor i was able to be on a school swim team because my parents didn't let me participate in extracurricular activities. Now I am trying my best when I have time to learn how to swim because I know i need it for the Naval Academy. I really want to attend the academy and I don't want swimming to stop me in any way. What are the requirements for swimming? Would I have time at the academy to learn how to swim? Who would coach me? I am really worried! Anyone who can answer, I appreciate it!