SWIMMING REQUIREMENT FOR JOINING THE ROYAL BRITISH NAVY
St. Vincent and the Grenadines – March 15, 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce on behalf of the High Commission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the United Kingdom, wishes to inform persons interested in being recruited by the Royal British Navy that the ability to swim is a major requirement that must be met for joining the Navy.
The Chief Recruitment Officer of the Royal British Navy has stated that recent recruits from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are either unable to swim or are weak swimmers and have failed the swimming test. Further, if the recruit fails the swimming test, he/she may be asked to return to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry strongly encourages persons interested in joining the Royal British Navy to become enrolled in local swimming programmes to ensure that their swimming meets the requirements.
The Royal British Navy offers qualified Vincentians several opportunities aimed at personal and career development with over one hundred role available.