Hi Everyone, I'm really bad with swimming, and even somewhat nervous while trying to swim a lot of the time. I'm currently at the academy I have to take swimming text tri-mester, I'm doing OK with other courses this tri-mester. I dont think I will able to pass the swimming class next trimester which is STCW so i have to have a passing grade to get a license. Attempting to swim is basically hellish for me and from looking at the required tests i have to pass it seems as though I'm destined to fail. my question is should I save myself the time and effort and drop out now ? if Im going to fail a required class like Swimming. I like all of the other stuff at the academy except swimming. please someone with experience on if they will actually fail me if I'm not good. and no "You should have known this would happen since its a maritime school" responses. thank you.