Swimming test

#1
On the photocopy I was given at my pre entry brief it says I have to swim 40 meters and tread water for 3 minutes before exiting the pool unassisted but at:
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operati...h/rn-recruit-school/before-you-join/swimming/
it says I have to tread water for 2 minutes, swim 50 meters in under 4 minutes and exit the pool unassisted.

Which is it? Also, are jeans and a long sleeved T-shirt a good approximation to the overalls you wear?
 
#2
it is the second one, 2 minutes tread water, swim 50 metres and get out.

and yes they are a rough approximation to overalls.

just remember not to panic when you jump in.
 
#6
Really? That's great that they would allow you to do that. Only time I've ever done something similar was during my lifeguard training - but I suppose it is worth a chat to someone at the pool and see if a practice go with clothes on could be possible!

Good luck with yours!
 
#7
Jen_M said:
Really? That's great that they would allow you to do that. Only time I've ever done something similar was during my lifeguard training - but I suppose it is worth a chat to someone at the pool and see if a practice go with clothes on could be possible!

Good luck with yours!
Thank you, good luck with your test too. They sounded a lot less apprehensive about it once I mentioned what it was for (perhaps I should have said that first, so I didn't sound like a nutter who wanted to have a swim fully clothed).
 

Scarface2009

Lantern Swinger
#8
if you know the basics of swimming then you should be fine, however when i did my RNAC there were a couple that couldnt do it... u will be fine if you know how to swim
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
#9
Scarface2009 said:
if you know the basics of swimming then you should be fine, however when i did my RNAC there were a couple that couldnt do it... u will be fine if you know how to swim
Being a beached whale you don't have much trouble then.
 
#10
That wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be, I managed to do the 50m inside 2 minutes and got out of the pool on my first attempt. I did feel like a bit of a nutter jumping into a pool fully clothed.
 
#11
RAN swim test is a lot harder.
3 metre safety jump from a platform
10 metre underwater swim (body fully submerged under water)
50 metre swim using survival strokes only (breaststroke, back scull or sidestroke)
15 minutes treading water in overalls
 
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