Rotorua Cadet Units take to the water

Photo credit: FGOFF Whitcombe / 75 Squadron

An annual fixture on Rotorua’s three Cadet Units calendar is the “Swim Test”.

So cadets and Staff from 29 Squadron, 75 Squadron, and Rotorua District Cadet Unit meet at the thermally-heated pools at the Aquatic Centre, even though it’s the middle of winter!

Swimming 100m with additional clothing, is a timed test. That is then followed by a range of tests involving confidence and skills in and under the water, such as floating, treading water for a long period, swimming under water for a set distance, and retrieving items from the bottom of the pool.