I’ve been told that we will be doing surfing during our annual camp but I cannot swim. Will I be able to take part in the actibity? What do you suggest I do?
the simple answer is no,
you cant put someone into the water who cannot swim when there is a 99.99% chance they will fall in.
That said, I have never heard before of cadets going surfing at camp (i may be wrong) however they have done grass surfing which is using a surfboard on wheels, maybe that is what they will be doing.
I seem to recall reading in another thread that they’re off to St Mawgan, which being only a few miles from the surfing capital of the UK might suggest that there will be actual surfing on this camp.
I’m a bit disappointed now to be going to Cambridgeshire instead this year.
My first thought was St Mawgan too. ACLO must’ve cut a deal with a surf school - otherwise that weeks budget is going to get blown very quickly!!
RAF Welford?? Wow. Things are very desperate!!
Re Swimming; if you’re a non-swimmer you’re a non swimmer. The only way to fix this is to learn to swim and pass your cadet forces swimming test. Without that - or the new cadet forces water safety test (which may or may not apply to surfing)) - you won’t be able to do some water based activities.
However, this is nothing to be anxious about. There are more and more non- swimmers coming through, so its not uncommon.
Cambridgeshire… My apologies. I don’t know why I typed Berkshire.
But it’s all the same North of the M4 and South of Newcastle anyway
Most of Berkshire is south of the M4!
Well… There you go then.
My UK geography does not take into account County borders.
Somebody asked me where Rutland was a while ago… Not a bloody clue. Despite apparently having driven through it on many occasions.
You’ll be going very close to it on your camp to Cambridgeshire this year!