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Swim Test Training Question?
ICONdiver - 1/26/2017 12:25 AM
Category: Training
Replies: 10

Anyone know of any instructors who require the demonstration of four different strokes during their swim tests (crawl, breast, back etc.)?
LatitudeAdjustment - 1/26/2017 8:59 AM
There is a swim test for PADI OW but when my wife took it it was her choice which stroke she wanted to do to cover the distance.

I took it in 71 before the course was broken up into OW, AOW, wreck, nav, deep, rescue, firstaid, CPR marine ID and all of the others courses that would now make up Master Diver. Besides the different strokes there was a long drown proofing test. I’m not sure if that is still included.
ram04769 - 1/26/2017 5:37 PM
When I did my swim portion of my OW course, my instructor had me do my 100 yard swim using any technique I wanted.
JonnieU - 1/26/2017 11:02 PM
Never saw a program that required the four different strokes.
ICONdiver - 1/27/2017 7:38 PM
Thanks for all the comments folks! This wasn’t meant to be an instructor bashing post. As both a PADI and NAUI Instructor I was simply wanting to know if any instructors required standards beyond the minimum. PADI frowns upon this while NAUI says you can teach beyond the minimum standards as long as it is safe and correct.
SanctumDive - 5/25/2019 2:14 AM
Get the answers to tough questions from our expert tri coach here. ... Consistent training in the pool, using a mixture of drills and interval-based swim sets, will.