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Squidboy November 21st, 2019 4:48am

The US Navy fitness test gives you the choice of swimming 500 yards or running 1.5 miles. If you had to take this test, which would you rather do?

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Laskeo Anarcho Syndicalist
11/28/19 11:20 am

I’m a competitive swimmer, easiest choice of my life

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Senate101 San Diego
11/24/19 8:21 am

Either would be fine but I’d choose running.

mrscheisskopf2 Kentucky
11/23/19 7:32 pm

I haven’t swam like that in a while but I could still swim that distance easy. No warm up

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LegatumBellator Michigan
11/22/19 7:39 pm

Both are easy, but I’d do swimming since it’s a better workout

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/22/19 3:56 pm

Swim. Absolutely. Swim!

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/22/19 12:28 pm

Swimming, because swimming!

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catpillow Florida West Coast
11/21/19 9:57 pm

I am unable to run at all, but I’ve always been very comfortable and confident in the water. I can swim for a long time without tiring. I have to choose swimming.

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dlinz001
11/21/19 8:33 pm

Either or, both are not that hard

weirdfishes
11/21/19 8:10 pm

They’re both pretty easy - and fun!

johnny81 narnia
11/22/19 6:54 pm

Probably something u wanna learn

johnny81 narnia
11/22/19 8:19 pm

The water won’t avoid you though lol

mrscheisskopf2 Kentucky
11/23/19 7:32 pm

Swimming is wonderful. You’re really missing out, you should learn

BaxterSanchez Amarillo
11/24/19 5:20 am

I kinda gave it a try in boot camp. I hated it.

drself Gated Community
11/21/19 5:11 pm

If I remember correctly, when I was in Boot Camp, I had no choice. I had to do both. We have to continually dumb down our arm forces, because people aren’t willing to suck it up and push themselves. Or maybe, my generation was just in better shape.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 5:16 pm

In navy and USMC boot camp....you are required to pass a run as well as a swimming qualification both. In this case-I’m just referring to the semi-annual Navy pft. When I was in....you had your pushups, sit-ups & choice of swim or run.

drself Gated Community
11/22/19 11:45 am

OK, we never had to preform a swim requirement after boot camp.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/22/19 3:58 pm

My dad did for the Russian navy. Which seemed a bit pointless for the submarine crews but what do I know.

areyoukiddingme
11/22/19 6:58 pm

Each generation loses more testosterone

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/23/19 4:35 am

Hey, I have plenty of testosterone. It’s just hiding behind my “this is too hard and I’m lazy” genes.

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jbar1 University
11/21/19 3:25 pm

I enjoy swimming and have done 500 meters before (so basically 500 yards), but for me running would be easier and I would make a better time.

XileKamiK Florida
11/21/19 3:25 pm

As someone who has to go through it in january I'd rather swim

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timeout Boston Strong
11/21/19 3:20 pm

I was in an NQS so this is an easy choice :)

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DJAria Coushatta, LA
11/21/19 1:12 pm

I’d much rather swim.

At eighty years old, I’d be unlikely to pass either. Swimming is more enjoyable, though, and a better form of exercise.

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Cutlass473 Earth
11/21/19 10:11 am

I was a helicopter aircrewman rescue swimmer in the US Navy. I’ll do both, one right after the other. Hoo yah!

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/21/19 9:46 am

Most people can run. You use those muscles all the time

If you don’t swim regularly you are not gonna make it

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 10:11 am

Good observation. If you’re not a regular swimmer....500 yards is a pretty good distance...especially in under 12 minutes.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/21/19 10:38 am

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STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/21/19 8:05 am

I’m a strong swimmer but 500 yards is a lot.

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 6:59 am

Real men join the marines.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 7:12 am

Oh Scotty.....the USMC has the same requirement. Of course....you wouldn’t know this because you weren’t man enough to be a Devil Dog. Or a Squid. You didn’t even have enough sack to join the Air Force or the coast guard. I’m sure cub scouts was fun for you though.
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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 7:21 am

All you Navy pussies do is transport the real men into combat.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 7:22 am

Also “weren’t man enough”? Way to perpetuate outdated gender stereotypes and fuel the patriarchy. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 7:53 am

Nothing more pathetic than a chickenshit who never served to be insulting veterans. Stay classy Scotty.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 7:56 am

Were you ever “man enough” to try out for BUD/S?

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 8:10 am

I think what you will find among veterans is an automatic respect for anyone else that served honorably regardless of their role. And a similar contempt for people like you that didn’t have the fortitude to serve...but yet feel compelled to criticize people who did. Normally I would tell a douche like you to fuck off....but your patronizing question offers a chance to inform others.
As you may know, I was a sonar tech on submarines. There are many highly trained Navy ratings that are ineligible to be in seals-mine is one of them. I did however qualify and serve as a navy rescue swimmer. You’re welcome for my service.
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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 8:16 am

So basically you couldn’t make the cut, huh? πŸ””

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 9:17 am

Tell you what tough guy. I suggest you go sit in on the next meeting at your local VFW. Let everyone know you never served. Then go to every person -man or woman-in attendance-and ask them if they volunteered for BUD/S-then loudly call them a pussy if the answer is no. Let me know how that works out for you. Record it on your phone and post it on SOH...I will give you $100.
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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 9:27 am

You’re just an Internet troll on a worthless phone app trying to make himself more of a man by pretending to be a veteran. You’re a fraud and a liar and we all see right through you. Stolen Valor!

Cutlass473 Earth
11/21/19 10:13 am

Marine:

Muscles
Are
Required
Intelligence
Not
Expected

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/21/19 10:42 am

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 10:46 am

I should have been more clear-I was thinking of boot camp swim requirements and service standards.
And it was Scotty that used the ‘pussy’ term.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/21/19 10:49 am

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 10:51 am

πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 10:55 am

Squid is the worst faker I’ve ever seen, such a disgrace.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/21/19 11:29 am

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 11:32 am

Never claimed to be a jarhead. And requirements have evolved since I was in. Nothing but respect for the USMC and anyone that served honorably. Appreciate those details Nemmy. πŸ‘πŸΌ

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/21/19 12:37 pm

So Squid what did you do after your supposed Navy service? Become an Astronaut I guess, huh? πŸ§‘πŸΌ‍πŸš€

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 4:42 pm

My first post Navy job was working at Microsoft & I have been in the software business ever since.

STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/21/19 5:49 pm

Scotty you’re the biggest faker on this app. Aren’t you a muslim climate science?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/21/19 5:56 pm

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/22/19 4:59 am

How does one become a “Muslim climate science”? Less smoking crack in your daily habit would be beneficial.

STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/22/19 7:37 am

Muslim climate scientist*. You knew what I meant you big faker.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/22/19 7:43 am

Seriously, what the hell are you on cuz I want some!

STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/22/19 7:46 am

I guess you’re on dementia medication?πŸ˜‚

STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/22/19 7:47 am

No, I’m sorry, you must be off your dementia medicationπŸ˜‚.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/22/19 8:01 am

Had to switch to meth, far more effective.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/22/19 8:20 am

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/22/19 8:36 am

It’s a hard thing to do but meth works like a charm!

Robert0111 Oscar Romeo
11/21/19 6:58 am

Since I can't run unless something is chasing me....

I probably wouldn't do in the Olympics

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him420 California
11/21/19 6:55 am

I was in for 20 years mostly the fattys donthe swim

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/21/19 7:13 am

Shhhh! πŸ˜‚

HoosierFan
11/21/19 6:42 am

How fast do you have to run? I can do 1.5 miles in about thirteen and a half minutes.

rons WOKE is sick
11/21/19 5:43 am

Now neither is an option. The oxygen tank is to heavy. But when I was younger I swam a lot in the atlantic ocean and Lake Casse. I mile and a half is nothing. 500 yards is 1500 ft. Depends on what swim stroke you are using. Doggie paddle would hurt.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
11/21/19 5:22 am

Most ppl arent making 100yds in the drink before gassing out.

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ItsAMeABree probably at a piano
11/21/19 5:21 am

I hate running, but I'm a good swimmer

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/21/19 5:12 am

Run, easily. I run 3 miles a day, 4 days a week.

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tony1987
11/21/19 4:55 am

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phalnx Ohio
11/21/19 4:37 am

Hell, I jog 1.3 miles five days a week, and I haven't done any real swimming in years. No brainer.

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presrvd Phoenix
11/21/19 4:03 am

Swim, but only because my knees are pretty much destroyed.....

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
11/21/19 2:22 am

I chose Run, but right now, my knees are giving me fits. My good knee is now my bad one. πŸ™„ And, it was an issue when I tried to swim on vacation.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
11/21/19 12:25 am

Probably the swim, especially if it’s in September or October after I’ve been swimming all summer.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
11/21/19 12:30 am

I just looked up that swimming distance. If anyone is interested, it equates to 9 laps in an Olympic sized pool.

My best guess is that I could do about half of that easily at the end of the summer. It’d start getting a little challenging by lap 5 and become much more difficult quickly. By the last lap, I bet I’d be dying, even when I’m in shape.
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susanr Colorado
11/20/19 10:53 pm

Swim. Easy. As long as there isn’t a time requirement.

I don’t think I could *run* a single block without dropping dead. I can walk for miles, though. At least until my feet or knees give me hell. Sometimes I think I could swim forever.

I swam on our local swim team for years until about halfway through high school. It’s still my second-favorite form of exercise, right after walking.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/20/19 11:10 pm

There is a time requirement, but it varies by age. Can’t find a reliable source-so assume 12 minutes.

susanr Colorado
11/20/19 11:34 pm

I don’t know what my times are, any more. I keep track of laps, but that’s about all. And I haven’t been swimming for a while, as much as I enjoy it. Can’t go jump in the pool tomorrow and find out how far I get in 12 min, either... It’s drained for some resurfacing & other stuff, for the next 2-3 weeks.

I wonder what time limit they’d set for a 73-year-old...
=:-)

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TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
11/21/19 12:05 am

What is the time requirement for running?

jarod California
11/21/19 8:06 am

12 minutes isn’t all that bad. It’s less than a third of a mile of swimming, and when I was in high school, people were swimming that distance in under 5 minutes.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/20/19 10:33 pm

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Zach21 California
11/20/19 10:23 pm

I swam in high school, where practices were upwards of 6-7,000 yards per day, 6 days a week. I could handle 500 pretty easily, even now. 1.5 miles is ok too, but I always get cramps while running.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/20/19 11:11 pm

If you were on a HS swim team-Navy minimum standards should be a snap.

sea California
11/21/19 6:13 pm

Same here. 500 yards was barely the warmup. We did 10k yards a day during hell week. However...that was like 20 years ago and I’m totally out of shape. Depends on the time limit for running and swimming.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/20/19 10:05 pm

I’d rather swim but I would fail. πŸ˜’

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/20/19 10:02 pm

I don’t think that I’ve ever swam 500 yards.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
11/20/19 9:57 pm

I'll survive the running. 500 yards is 1500 feet, which is quarter mile. That is a full lap on the track, but swimming.

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Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
11/20/19 9:58 pm

Actually about 30% of a mile, not 25%.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
11/20/19 9:56 pm

I couldn’t complete either test. But, with the running test, at least, I wouldn’t have to worry about drowning.

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