AAUS Swim Test

Must pass on first day of class in the pool, no swim aids allowed

1)    400 yards swim in under 12 minutes

2)    25 yards underwater swim (** practice this under supervision)

3)    10 minutes tread water

4)    25 yards swimmer transport


Skin Skills

In pool, then ocean

1)    Weight belt R&R= removal and replacement (surface and at depth – 10’)

2)    Mask R&R

3)    Fin R& R

4)    Any 2 items R&R

5)    Skin Rescue

6)    50 yards underwater on 3 breaths


SCUBA Skills

In pool, then ocean

1)    Removal and Recovery (R&R) of gear at surface and at depth – weight belt/pouches, BCD, mask, regulator

2)    BCD Orally inflate, remove and replace power inflator (surface and at depth)

3)    Buddy breath 25 yards without mask as donor and recipient

4)    Octopus breath 25 yards without mask as donor and recipient

5)    Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA – 25 yards horizontal)

6)    Full UW gear exchange with buddy

7)    Full Gear Ditch and Don*

8)    Bailout (enter water with all gear in hand, turn on air and put on gear)*

9)    Complete SCUBA rescue

10) 400 yards surface swim in full scuba gear, breathing on snorkel <20 minutes

** non-mandatory skill, conducted in pool only