Question by  lois (22)

Do I have to be able to swim in order to join the army?


Answer by  DylanF (93)

As of 2009, the U.S. Army does not require that one knows how to swim in order to be a member of it's service. The only service that requires swimming knowledge is The Navy.


Answer by  Anonymous

Army/Airforce-No, unless you choose diver or other job like Special Ops field. Navy/Marines/Coast Guard-Absoultly.


Answer by  butch (58)

Yes. A great ability and agility to swim is a must. Swimming strengthened the muscular structure, improves breathing aptitude and heart condition. Thus, watery area may encounter in battlefield.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

The ability to swim is useful, but not mandatory to join the army. An inability to do so may limit what fields you can work in.


Answer by  HistoryChick (78)

You do not have to able to swim to join the Army. They will train you to swim when you go to boot camp.

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