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fit program

Members: 303
Latest Activity: Mar 10

If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

Discussion Forum

What comes after rcu

Started by Jagsfan. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 7, 2019. 3 Replies

How many chances

Started by Parrothdgal. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 11, 2017. 1 Reply

Any info anyone

Started by IgWhisperer. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 15, 2017. 8 Replies

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Comment by lemonelephant on August 20, 2018 at 11:08pm

Ola, your will recruit have ten chances to pass, but I am not sure of the exact number of practice tries.

Comment by Ola on August 20, 2018 at 2:32pm
Thanks Lemonelephant! I’m thinking my son failed the prone float because that’s the area he was having difficulty in. Do you know who many tryouts he will get and how many often he will be practicing?
Comment by lemonelephant on August 20, 2018 at 12:54am

Ola, yes, this group is current. We see fewer recruits going to FIT now that there has bee a change at the RTC and most recruits are ASMO'd to a division in a later TG with a PIR date rather than to FIT, but some still go to FIT. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).

Comment by Ola on August 19, 2018 at 2:57pm
Is this FIT group current? I’m seeing postings from last year
Comment by AbbyF on August 18, 2018 at 12:54pm

From what we are able to understand he went to FIT. I made sure to get that much out of him. He gave us his new address and just stressed no grad date at this time. 10 seconds off the run is something he can do....well he WILL do.  So for now we just pray and write and pray and write!   Smooth Seas Never Made a Skilled Sailor......and right now the seas are rough!  But he can do this!  

Comment by Navmom on August 18, 2018 at 12:24pm

HI AbbyF. Perhaps things have changed since my son went thru boot camp. Back then they were not sending anyone to FIT, but rather being ASMO'd which means they were put in another division giving them more time to pass their PFA but they still graduated. The FIT program, as I understand it; would allow SRs to take their final PFA up until 10 times until they pass, but they won't graduate and just go to A school. If they don't pass, they will be separated. Both alternatives are good, we just want all our sailors to pass. Write to your sailor and encourage him to do whatever it takes to pass. Even run with the faster runner and keep up with that SR the day of his PFA.

This is nerve wrecking since we can't do anything for them, and all this is on them, but keep the faith and write to him constantly. I wrote to my son everyday hoping that our letters would give him the encouragement and faith he needed. He did pass and now is on his first deployment, but I remember feeling helpless the day he called saying he had been asmo'd. Prayers to your SR.

Comment by AbbyF on August 18, 2018 at 12:02pm

We got the call yesterday they my son missed his final PFA run by 10 seconds. He has been moved to FIT. I know there really isn’t any way to know what the next week or two will look like. Can anyone shed some light on it for me?

Comment by lemonelephant on May 26, 2018 at 1:09am

Heather, since your recruit just arrived this week, if you have not gotten a phone call from your recruit by the end of the ninth business day after your recruit arrived at the RTC saying that he has been sent to SEPS, then you will know that he has passed the initial run and has begun training. "No news is good news!" See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training .... (Check your My Page.)

Comment by Heather on May 25, 2018 at 5:34pm
When will I find out if my recruit has passed all the physical tests
Comment by lemonelephant on February 10, 2018 at 11:22pm

donna, if your recruit fails the PFA that is closer to the new PIR date, then he will be ASMO'd (moved) to FIT where he will have ten chances to pass or be separated and sent home. See the info in Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ....


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