I'm not a big fan of swimming or the water but today we had to do an Aviation Swim Qual. I'm so glad I got to be in Group 1 and that my company went first cus I don't want that anxiety build up.
So just in swim suits, swim there and back survival breast stroke, then u/w swim, making sure to take a breath, tread for 90 sec and dead man's float for 90 sec. Then we got suited up into flight suits, helmet and boots and all. Then did another survival breast stroke, 2 min dead float or tread. Lastly we had to inflate our LPU. It was tough finding the second red tube to blow into to inflate my life jacket. In the end I'm glad I passed but boy oh boy would I not want to do it again. The dead man's float was nice though.