Pre-selecting fitness at HMS Collingwood

#1
I'm currently at the last section of the RN selection process and I just wanted to ask a few things to clear them up.

When you run the 1.5m on the track at HMS Collingwood do they get you to run in a group? Because we all have different time frames to meet. Or do you run on your own?

Also for the swim test how high will the diving platform be? Also are you required to take the take the overall swim test or is this optional?

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squashedbanana

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#2
Isn't the diving board 3m high? May be wrong there. I thought you at least start the run as a group. I don't think any tests are optional though, what are you going in as?
 
#3
The run is now 3 & 3/4 laps of the parade ground. You will all start as a group but by the first corner it will have split up :)

The platform is 3m high (5m at Raleigh). You will jump off in overalls and tread water for 2 mins then swim 50m. This is not optional :) if you refuse to do it/fail then you will lose your joining date for Raleigh.
 
#5
So even though you start as a group your running it in your own really after the first corner or so? So they don't have there PTs running with the group? (People have told me they do which is why I'm asking)

And thank you about the diving platforms I've jumped of both of those so they shouldn't be a problem for me but never in overalls as swimming pools don't allow you to. They say it's two swims one without overalls and one with, same time and distance though.


Thank you. :)
 
#7
The platform is 3m high (5m at Raleigh). You will jump off in overalls and tread water for 2 mins then swim 50m. This is not optional :) if you refuse to do it/fail then you will lose your joining date for Raleigh.
The PRNC swim test is swimming 50m in under 4 minutes in just your swimming costume (2 lengths of the pool without going into the shallow end.. you turn around at some flags and swim back)

The treading water/swimming in overalls and jump from the 3m board are not optional and are not pass/fail at PRNC but are at Raleigh. Your times are recorded but like I said, it is not pass or fail at PRNC, it's more of a taster so you know what to expect at Raleigh.
 
#8
Right so you have to take both swims but it's only the costume swim that's the pass/fail. They just want to see what your willing to do in the overall swim.

And good I was wondering if the pool would have a shallow end as that makes it harder to turn around without touching the bottom (especially when you don't have any natural boyency due to muscle mass :().

So The overall swim isn't pass/fail but the run, costume swim, push ups, sits all of that is pass/fail, at PRNC to get into Raleigh.

Thank you for the information, I appricate it :)
 
#9
Right so you have to take both swims but it's only the costume swim that's the pass/fail. They just want to see what your willing to do in the overall swim. Yes, that's right. Not so much what you're willing to do though, more what you can do.

And good I was wondering if the pool would have a shallow end as that makes it harder to turn around without touching the bottom (especially when you don't have any natural boyency due to muscle mass :(). You turn around at the flags and do your return length to the deep end, then haul yourself out. You must not touch the sides or the bottom of the pool throughout the swim test.

So The overall swim isn't pass/fail but the run, costume swim, push ups, sits all of that is pass/fail, at PRNC to get into Raleigh. Run & swim test (in costume) are the only pass/fail tests during PRNC. Press ups & sit ups, again, aren't pass or fail at PRNC but are at Raleigh. Same as before, it's more of a taster of what is expected.

Thank you for the information, I appricate it :)
Only other thing I would say is give 100% at all times because you are always being watched.
Hope this clears things up a bit. Feel free to PM me if you are unsure of anything and I'll certainly do my best to help.
 
#16
Good luck for January :). It's only the run that I'm bothered about and it's not the distance it's the time frame that makes it harder.
 
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