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SAS - Swimming?

#1 Post by Coxy14011993 » Wed 31 Dec, 2008 9:09 pm

Do you have to be able to swim to pass selection for the SAS? If so how good wouldyou have to be at swimming? Because I can only swim a length of about a 100m pool and im not very confident in water and cannot swim underwater, Is that a big hinder?

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#2 Post by Mike90 » Wed 31 Dec, 2008 9:45 pm

Are you a complete f**king clown or just a VERY slow learner? :evil: Why don't you go and ask these questions at the AFCO? :roll:

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#3 Post by Rogue Chef » Thu 01 Jan, 2009 7:55 am

Coxy
I'm not sure, but it is a fair bet that SAS selection would require you to at least be reasonably competent and confident in the water. How else would you be able to deliver all those boxes of Milk Tray and get away?

There might be more accurate information on these forums.
Use the search facility.

Like this:

http://www.mfat.co.uk/forums/search.php?mode=results

Or as Mike, helpfully points out, try the AFCO.

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#6 Post by toneuncagefire » Thu 01 Jan, 2009 6:24 pm

For 21/23 SAS the swim test is about 600 metres in dpms, for 22 SAS I think it is harder, about 1km, but not certain on this>

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Re: SAS - Swimming?

#7 Post by jstagg » Fri 02 Jan, 2009 2:35 pm

Coxy14011993 wrote:Do you have to be able to swim to pass selection for the SAS? If so how good wouldyou have to be at swimming? Because I can only swim a length of about a 100m pool and im not very confident in water and cannot swim underwater, Is that a big hinder?

Judging buy you're signature. You've a fu*king long wait until you can even remotely begin to even start to comprehend the swim. You've not even done ADSC, take it slow stupid.
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#8 Post by Polynikes » Fri 02 Jan, 2009 4:21 pm

:o This is by far the most entertaining part of these forums. :D

I have a question... I don't like wearing boots... can I wear trainers for the hills instead? Also, can I take my dog on the hills phase? He likes walking...

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#9 Post by Hyperlithe » Fri 02 Jan, 2009 4:50 pm

Language please people... Give the guy a break, at least he's keen!
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Coxy, I would wait until you're safely in the Army before you start thinking about going SAS. You may find some of the answers to your questions along the way.
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#10 Post by jstagg » Fri 02 Jan, 2009 7:14 pm

Polynikes wrote::o This is by far the most entertaining part of these forums. :D

I have a question... I don't like wearing boots... can I wear trainers for the hills instead? Also, can I take my dog on the hills phase? He likes walking...

All responses welcome. :P

Haven't you heard, every sas member needs a mascot, you can even take the dog on a rappel from a sea king if you want the only down side is there's only so much room in you're sleeping bag on ops haha, so one of you will be left out in the cold.
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#11 Post by Polynikes » Sat 03 Jan, 2009 10:19 am

"rappel from a sea king if you want" WHAT!! I don't like heights... Do you have to be good with heights to serve in the SAS? :P

Sorry... "Give the guy a break, at least he's keen!"

Fair enough, and true, a good attitude will do wonders... But asking those sort of questions will cancel any benefits a good attitude has... Coxy, just take it one step at a time and learn everything you can along the way!
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Re: SAS - Swimming?

#12 Post by Baron Greenback » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 2:16 am

Coxy14011993 wrote:Do you have to be able to swim to pass selection for the SAS? If so how good wouldyou have to be at swimming? Because I can only swim a length of about a 100m pool and im not very confident in water and cannot swim underwater, Is that a big hinder?
Can you tell me the location of this swimming pool?! pmsl.

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#13 Post by Stinky » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 2:31 am

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100m is nothing compaired to this 1km pool.
If you can manage one length of that under water i'll give you £100.

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#14 Post by AJtothemax » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 7:49 pm

Stinky wrote:If you can manage one length of that under water i'll give you £100.
That'll go to the funeral costs.
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#15 Post by maunder123 » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 8:10 pm

Underwater? and not aloud to surface for air?


Hmmm is an aqua lung allowed? perhaps i could take you offer 8) :P

no but seriously....

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