Hi, my son doesn't go to boot camp until July, he is in the DEP. Our main concern for him is the swim test. He can swim enough to save his life and be comfortable about it but isn't that strong a swimmer. We have 6 months to work on it and have already started going three times a week to the indoor pool to get stronger. Can anyone tell me what the swim test consists of and what passing is so I can make sure he works on those things? I just want to make sure he is prepared for the swimming part, since that will be his weak spot. Thanks
My son isn't good swimmer either, even from sunny California! He took swimming lessons before his ship date. He passed swimming test including prone float.
Thank you! This is my biggest concern for my son as well. He goes to BC end of June, so I guess it's time for him to hit the pool!
Definitely have your son practice swimming. My son graduated April 1st, but had to take the swim test a couple of times before he passed. (It didn't affect his graduation date). It helps to practice. You can also look up the swim test on youtube to get an idea of what the test entails. Also, ask his recruiter about it.
Does anyone know at what week do they do the swim test? My son left 11/14/2016. He took a few private lessons before leaving.
My son leaves this month on the 21st and he started practicing about a month or so ago. Check with his/her recruiter because mine went to the YMCA and there was a retired navy sailor there that he could work out with. That really seemed to help. Good luck