Swim Test-Holding Water

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Posted by maddiver on August 28, 2001 at 11:34:33:

In Reply to: Re: swim test gue posted by TDI Diver on August 28, 2001 at 11:17:25:

>Bottom line surface swim tests have somewhat valid for messuring fitness levels

how does this contradict statement below? "not good for evaluating..."

>However long steady distance swimming, without the aid of fins and other swimming aid is a lot more
about technique than fitness.

How many people have the technique you posess and 400 yards is hardly long distance for true open water competitive swimmers.

>Does this mean I'm not fit to tech dive, I don't think so.

I don't think it is your type that gue is looking to weed out, physically.

>You want accurate information about cardiac fitness to dive use a cardiac stress test, not a swim test.

Is that practical?

>Your argument holds no water and nieter does the GUE requirment for the swim test if its used as a pass fail to go into the class
based on testing one cardiac fitness to dive as you say.

Wait, what did you say up top?

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