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PRMC - Swimming?

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Witherden, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Witherden

    Witherden New Member

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    Is part of the PRMC to be able to swim? or did i hear that wrong...
     
  2. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    It's not a test but you do have to pass the battle swim test. It is also good cardio and worth having swimming lessons prior to the course
     
  3. Adam.126

    Adam.126 New Member

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    mate all you have to do on prmc in terms of swimming.
    if jump off the board. breast stroke to one end of the pool, then back again, then get your self out with no assistance from people or the ladder. this is in swimming trunks by the way. good luck
     
  4. Witherden

    Witherden New Member

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    just breast stroke or can you front crawl it?
     
  5. Gtlaau

    Gtlaau New Member

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    You jump off a diving board about 2-3 metres high. then you will proceed to swim breaststroke about 3-35m for 1 length, then you swim the width of the pool, then you swim 1 length back and climb out. you are swimming around 60-80 metres maybe all up, breastroke. You are not timed. that just want to see
    what your ability is.
     
  6. Adam.126

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    everyone does breast stroke mate because its the easy thing to do. dont try and make a name for yourself by swimming front crawl or the butter fly in a world record time they are not interested.
     
  7. Witherden

    Witherden New Member

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    hahaa, yeah but i dont like breast stroke so boring :)
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    To date, I don't think I've ever seen anyone in Recruit Training complete the Battle Swim, fully kitted, using front crawl or butterfly stroke.

    It'd be interesting to watch.
     
  9. Impreza

    Impreza New Member

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    Trust me, mate.

    When I did lifeguard training in just trousers and a long sleeved T-Shirt; swimming becomes very tiresome.

    They advise you to do breast stroke as it's a very calm stroke. Front crawl is for speed and cutting through the water.
    When you're carrying an unconscious body, with the weight of their clothes and yours, probably amounting to the same weight as full kit, you soon realise that front crawl is practically impossible.
     
  10. stokey_14

    stokey_14 Moderator

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    Is it not also done breast stroke to stop splashing? If I was in water in a combat situation the last thing I'd want to do is alert folks I was there, hardly a strong fighting platform! Plus I seem to lose all my strength when I get into water anyways, not a water baby by any means... That?s why I chose the Amphibious troops of the British armed forces... good logic or what haha

    Stokey
     
  11. Witherden

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    I see, thanks. Best be getting down to the pool then :)