Angella first off you are not a bad mom, going into BC is a big thing to be able to accomplish. as you know the Navy at one time had standards but werent meeting the others, as the Army, Air Force, Marines. so seeing this the Navy decided to raise the bar and now anyone who comes to BC has to meet the standards and has to score a certain amount in order to pass, as you see their are many either being pushed back, or being seperated because they are having a hard time. I will put some sites on this so you can take a look at. Pray for your Son and when you do send letters send scriptures to him show you are his strength and he can overcome any obstacle. He will need that because he will be working his butt off, he will be tired, and he will be really missing home. So get all those bad thought out of your head and think positive. Beleive me we all were their at one point in time. Have a Great Day.
If this helps any, here is info and I will put the site down,
To graduate boot camp, a sailor needs an overall category of "Good (Low)," which means their average in three events must be 60 points or greater.
The site below shows how they have to score in order to pass. I think this will give some insight on why many are having problems. and this site shows how many of each. good information.
according to this site the Navy is raising the bar, the navy at one point never had a standard like the Army, and Marines, Air force now they are implementing this.
They will work with him to get him to pass, also with the swim test. right now I wouldnt worry to much the first week is in processing, I can put you the site to know what they do week to week and then to understand the P-Days.
Here is the breakdown to P-days
and this is week to week
Yes you worrying is going to get you sick, focus on the good he will be fine, get your bible and find scriptures to ease your worrying. I know it is easier said than done to not worry, we are Mothers and we cant help but to worry and feel anxious when it comes to our Loved ones. here are some scriptures for you pray on them, they will help.
Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.