Posted by Steve on August 28, 2001 at 11:29:54:
In Reply to: Re: swim test gue posted by TDI Diver on August 28, 2001 at 11:17:25:
"Could I do more 400 yards in less than 10 min; yes could I do that in the ocean wearing a dry or wet suit while towing another
diver most likely not, could I do it underwater wearing full gear (DIR or any other config) no."
Nobody in the world could swim 400 yards in less than 10 minutes towing a diver. Get real, the swim test is 10 minutes or less in a swim suit on the surface and 100' underwater on one breath hold unless those standards are now shot to hell also.
"You want accurate information about cardiac fitness to dive use a cardiac stress test, not a swim test."
In a perfect world sure, but that's too expensive. This test is tried and true and seperates the men from the boys/women from girls, quickly cheaply.
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