View Full Version : In need of some help!

02-27-04, 12:14 PM
I have a friend who wants to join up but he can't swim...any one that just graduated or can help me? won't they help him learn in bootcamp? Plz help!

02-27-04, 12:33 PM
Buy him a rubber duckie...
he needs to learn before he goes to boot.

Super Dave
02-27-04, 12:40 PM
He does get "some" help..or at least they did when I went. They took the "aqua-rocks" to the shallow end to some help. But get him some swimming lessons now...

02-27-04, 01:16 PM
make sure he can swim breast stroke, side stroke, and back stroke. as long as he can do that and tread water for a few mins he'll be fine and get at the least a swim qual 4. i don't remember any of the DIs giving recuits any "help", but i may be wrong about how it is now or how it will be in the upcomming months/years. i know i didn't get any help.....

02-27-04, 01:26 PM
they will teach him in boot camp alright. He will learn real fast when they push off that diving board

02-27-04, 01:34 PM
indeed they will hahaha

02-27-04, 01:43 PM
He'll get help like they did guys when I went thru boot. push you in and said swim or sink your choice.

02-27-04, 03:46 PM
damn...pretty harsh oh well if he want's to become a Marine then he's gonna have to learn then i guess...i'll try to teach him

Super Dave
02-27-04, 03:48 PM
He'd learn to swim straight to the bottom...

02-27-04, 05:28 PM
hey its do or die........(swim or drown)