You heard it first! In
an exclusive interview this morning at Division HQ, "County Recurrent"
interviewed Chief Mike Frazer.
First of all, and "on the record",
Chief Frazer stated:
"Our goal is for everyone to pass and we will be as
accommodating as possible to make that happen."
In this regard,
recurrents will be able to take as many make up swims as possible or if
they prefer, they can swim around the Venice Pier for time as an
alternative recheck venue. It is also to be noted that the current
recheck swim course at 26th St. in Manhattan Beach has been determined
to be approx. 680 yards, while the approximate distance at the Venice
Pier is said to be 660 yards.
"County Recurrent" Comment: What this
means is that recurrents can no longer "wing it" and show up to the
recheck without preparing in advance and staying or getting in shape. We
recommend that recurrents who have not yet done their recheck swim go
down to the Training Center asap and swim the course at least once, if
not more, in advance.