My buddy Redneck Rebel and I started our PADI Divemaster class last night. There are 11 people in the class and the class portion will spread over the next 8 or 9 weeks. Last night was our swim test, where we had to complete the 400yd swim, 800yd swim (mask, fins, snorkel), and the 15 minute treadwater.
It was challenging but ended up getting 4 out of 5 points on the swims and finished the treadwater with no problem at all.
I was soo nervous about this part but I guess I swim better than I give myself credit for! Now I have to practice my skills that way I can ace those!