Fontana Aquatics Club! Celebrating our 60th year!

Congratulations to our own Anthony Solorzano!

Tracy Garcia
May 19, 2019

Anthony has completed the Swim Qualifications with the Navy Sea Cadet Corps. 

 

Out of 40 cadets only 7 passed the swimming qualification.

Anthony tied for first.  He is 11 years old.  The 6 other cadets that passed were between the ages of 15 & 17 years old!

THE NSCC IS THE SENIOR PROGRAM OF THE US NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS. IT WAS DEVELOPED FOR OLDER CADETS. THE MISSION OF THE NSCC IS TO EXPOSE CADETS TO THE FULL RIGORS OF A MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAM. NSCC PREPARES ITS CADETS FOR WHATEVER PATH THEY MAY TAKE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL.

The Swim Qualifications per Navy Standards are as follows:

Swim Skills Assessment: Shallow Water Swim – 15 yards in water chest deep Deep Water Swim – 15 yards in water over the head Tread Water for 1 minute Prone Float for 1 minute

Third Class Swimmer: Successful completion of Swim Skills Assessment Deep Water jump – from a minimum height of 5 feet, 50 yard swim demonstrating front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke 5 minute Prone Float Shirt and Trouser Inflation

Second Class Swimmer: Successful completion of Third Class Swimmer 5 minute Prone Float Back Float 100 yard swim - 25 yards front crawl - 25 yards breaststroke - 25 yards backstroke - 25 yards elementary backstroke

First Class Swimmer: Successful completion of Third and Second Class Swimmer Certification 100 yard swim – same as second class swimmer – grading criteria stricter than second class swimmer 5 minute Prone Float and Back Float 25 yard Underwater Swim – demonstrating Burning Oil Maneuver twice

Way to go Anthony!  You never know where swimming will take you!