Swimming at catterick

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  1. hi im off to catterick march next year and was just wondering how often you go swimming there?
     
  2. Not very often, but then again I am in Devon...........
     

  3. That depends on what you are joining
     
  4. Unless things have changed drastically, you'll probably only do it the once (swimming test). Mind you if fail, you should get the chance for a re-take, so that'd be twice!
     
  5. im joning the infantry.... thanks for the info lads
     

  6. ok guards and line do 3 swimming sessions , where as para does 8 sessions
     
  7. i've done 3 so far

    1 swimming assesment

    1 with combat 95's on

    the other was just loads of widths in different swimming positions
     
  8. I used to go once a week at Sandes Soldiers Home.
    It became even more enjoyable after they removed the water and it became Battle Group Trainer. Much fun and even more beer!





    Quack
     
  9. I stand corrected.

    Any idea why it's changed Sandy?

    Because too many recruits had problems swimming?

    Or just because it's good exercise?
     
  10. Sandy, What sort of standard is required for swimming in the Para Reg?
     

  11. Well recruits still pass out even if they can't swim
     
  12. I'll just concentrate on not drowning then :lol:, might be a challenge! I am taking swimming lessons just now, is there somewhere near Helles where I could continue these on the weekends I'm not training?
     
  13. Yes the Garrison pool, i always tell joes that cant swim or are weak swimmers to go down the pool at the weekends and get some free tuition from the pool staff
     
  14. Cool, I must admit that was my one main concern. Just need to overcome the Recruiters 'they're just like other inf bn, we're all elite' attitude!
     
  15. I went once in the Pool and once through the sheep sh*t on the Bayonet (Sword) Range...