As one of our crew, you will have to be ready to spring into action anywhere, anytime. And this means you will need to be physically prepared – life in the Navy not only means you will have access to all the facilities needed to stay in shape, but it will be part of your daily work.
Before joining, you have to pass a fitness test to prove that you are Navy-fit. You also need to pass this test regularly throughout your career to show you have maintained your fitness.
To get prepared for the initial test, grab a mate to train with and download our six-week training programme – it will help you get into a pattern of healthy nutrition, hydration and exercise.
As the selection process is competitive you should try and achieve the best results when you complete the tests. The requirements of the test are listed in this table:
|MSFT*||PULL UPS||CURL UPS||PRESS UPS**|
|MINIMUM FITNESS LEVEL||7.1||-||-||10|
*Multi-Stage Fitness Test (beep test).
**Press ups must be completed directly after the MSFT.
During initial training you will need to pass a swim test. The test requires you to swim 50 metres and, on completion remain afloat unaided by treading water for three minutes. This test will be conducted wearing overalls and gym shoes.