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GreyWing

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Hi Buddy,

Swimming goes broadly as below, over about 3-4 sessions per week.

1) on prmc you are required to swim one length and climb out the other end.
2) In training you'll be split into 3 groups

a) experienced
b) medium abilities
3) need help to swim

The third group will be given more tuition than the others.

You don't have to be an excellent swimmer or even get the technique right.

But at week 15'ish you'll get a swimming test. Basically off the diving board, swim / tread water for 3 minutes and then climb out. This test is while carrying a rifle and your webbing.

That's about it bud, apart from that just avoid breathing in water and you'll be fine.
 

Ty

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Scary, I can't imagine treading water with 20 - 40 pounds of kit and a rifle.
 

Rob

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I done it with my 16 stone brother on my back its not that hard.
 

pvt_crane

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oh ok thort it was going to be hard i can swin that easy enough thanks guys
 

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GreyWing said:
Hi Buddy,

Swimming goes broadly as below, over about 3-4 sessions per week.

1) on prmc you are required to swim one length and climb out the other end.
2) In training you'll be split into 3 groups

a) experienced
b) medium abilities
3) need help to swim

The third group will be given more tuition than the others.

You don't have to be an excellent swimmer or even get the technique right.

But at week 15'ish you'll get a swimming test. Basically off the diving board, swim / tread water for 3 minutes and then climb out. This test is while carrying a rifle and your webbing.

That's about it bud, apart from that just avoid breathing in water and you'll be fine.

Is this the same for POC as i'm a weak swimmer???
 

NicholasSkamballis

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cheers for that ninja...

i've just invested in some one on one swimming lessons to gain confidence in the water.
 

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Good to see the initiative Nicholas.

Luckily my mother took me swimming since I was 8 months old, and I've been swimming competitively ever since.

Most people struggle with water confidence, so it's vital that you are comfortable and do not panic. Staying afloat in water really isn't that hard when you relax and take it easy.

Good luck
 

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i went to my prmc thinking i was a good strong swimmer, they told me i was weak, well actually a fat corproal told me i was a weak swimmer he had the right ass with everyone *text deleted* obviously his mrs wasent giving him none :wink: and of that i mean cakes :*text deleted*: *text deleted* but im quite confident and i can swim with my brother on my back *text deleted* so i dont see how i cant swim with 40 pound of kit
 

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Plummy said:
well actually a fat corproal told me i was a weak swimmer he had the right ass with everyone *text deleted* obviously his mrs wasent giving him none :wink: and of that i mean cakes
Ha the one that kept us back on the friday, cleaning the rooms!!
 

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I go on a run to Meldon Reservoir, then swim a width and back across the lake, then run back home.



It's about 3 miles to run to from here and 200 meters across with a mud-dune thing half way across you can stand on that makes you look as if you're walking on water.

It's amazing, cold, but amazing.
 
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