Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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A goal I have set for myself is to attend and complete ranger school and earn that tab. My PT is solid however i do not know how to swim. Is that a requirement. (I know ranger school is mostly mental, i feel i can handle that aspect. )
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You need to be able to swim 15 meters to pass the CWSA and the confidence course. You can struggle at it, that's fine, you will be marked a weak swimmer. If you cant swim at all they will drop you.
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SSG Senior Desk Sergeant
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I highly recommend you do learn how to swim. I know how to swim, but when I jumped in to the water from that high up and had to release gear under water, it was not simple. We had a few who did not know how to swim and they had to go several times in order to get a "go" and a few didn't make it through because they were too afraid of heights or just could not perform the task under water as required. This was just the tryout phase too for school, a simple one week assessment phase.
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Yes 15 meters for the CWSA and Confidence Course as MSG Bradshaw says + those bright yellow floatees they make you wear on your arms in Florida clash with your ACUs (:^p)
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