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Jaw43058MKII4 karma

Hey there Josh! As someone who wants to enlist and go CCT in the Air Force, would having a background in competitive swimming and track assist me in the training process?

I don’t know if the question makes sense, but I’ve been heavily considering CCT and I would like some input from someone who has experience.

Jaw43058MKII2 karma

Okay that’s a relief then. What times should I be shooting for swims? I understand a lot of the water conditioning is more than just doing laps and the like, however what would a good 500 time be if you can remember?

As it currently stands, my 500 is sitting at a 6:20 something, my 100 Free is 56 secs, and my 50 Free is 24-ish.

Jaw43058MKII2 karma

That's good to hear and thank you for responding. I'm about to graduate then attend community college for my Associates degree before joining. So that means I have a good 2 and a half years to go, but I just wanted to make sure I was in the ballpark and improve much more physically before I made the decision to enlist.

Thank you very much.

Jaw43058MKII1 karma

Damn lol, that does sound really good. I get how someone could be that “slow”, but it baffles me that some people aren’t good at swimming, and I have to remind myself sometimes that I’m always surrounded by swimmers haha.

Not trying to sound like an asshole or gatekeeper or anything, I just find it wierd that a 12min 500 is considered ok.

Jaw43058MKII1 karma

Well if they have to swim the CSS then the times makes sense, though they also wear fins according to my knowledge, which helps a ridiculous amount when swimming in my opinion.