swimming test cabin crew

The swimming test. Should cabin crew know how to swim?

Yes, cabin crew be able to swim.

Cabin crew do not have to demonstrate extraordinary abilities for swimming, but must be able to swim for up to 50 meters, across a pool about 2 meters deep.

I cannot swim, but I want to be cabin crew.

There is no swimming test during the recruitment phase, but you must learn how to swim before you board on the plane. During the cabin crew licensing training, you must prove that you are not afraid of water and, if needed, you can swim.

So, if you cannot swim at the moment of your recruitment, you have some extra time to take swimming lessons before your employment.

Is there a swimming test at the recruitment interview?

Currently there is no swimming test at the time of the recruiting. Arab companies trust candidates to have this ability, but the academy training programme has a ditching test where future cabin crew must prove their ability to swim.

How do you prove you are able to swim?

The courses for future cabin crew, whether insured by the employing company or an independent aviation school, have a ditching module. The ditching module involves putting your life-jacket on, swimming across a pool, climbing into a lifeboat and rescuing a drowning passenger.

In the videos below you can watch two versions of ditching training

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8 Comments
  • Aamirkhan
    Posted at 18:06h, 07 July Reply

    i want became a good cabincrew

  • Becky
    Posted at 17:08h, 17 August Reply

    I want to learn a lot including swimming before going for a cabin crew interview.

  • Becky
    Posted at 17:09h, 17 August Reply

    I want to learn a lot including swimming before going for a cabin crew interview. From Ghana

  • harvey corlina patience
    Posted at 16:25h, 26 September Reply

    Why the need for a cabin crew to know how to swim?

    • Paul taaffe
      Posted at 19:34h, 20 June Reply

      In case of water landing mainly, but also improves your safety when you chose to swim in sea and and pools whilst on turnaround / stop over at destinations. (Particularly relevant to long haul operators and crew)

  • MARIAM SAIDI
    Posted at 17:56h, 07 June Reply

    they want us to be able to swim in case of ditching , cuz the cabin crew should help passengers in any case of emergency

  • paul taaffe
    Posted at 19:21h, 20 June Reply

    Generally there is a requirement for most flight operators to ensure flight attendants can swim 25 metres, as well as tread water.. but this can vary depending on company.

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