For those of you who don’t really know how the assessment with one of the major airlines goes, it is important to know that during the interview you are not tested on your ability to swim (unless you are applying for Singapore Airlines 😉 ).
The only time when you will have to prove you can swim is after getting hired and after completing your initial safety and service training. That’s approximately 6 to 7 weeks from the date of joining, when you will undergo your simulator (practical) training.
During your simulator training, you will go through all the drills learned in theory. You will have to jump into a temperature-controlled swimming pool while wearing a pretty baggy overall, stay afloat for a few good minutes, board a slide raft and help all your colleagues into the raft. Sounds intense? It is, but a lot of fun also!