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SWAT Team Physical Fitness Standards

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

I am doing a little informal survey to see what other SWAT teams are using for their maintenance physical fitness standards.  We do our physical assessment twice a year (spring and fall) and do not deviate much from our entry standards.  Currently we require a 1 1/2 mile run in 12:45 or less, a 300 meter sprint in 50 seconds or less, 34 push ups in a minute, 38 sit ups in a minute, and a vertical jump.  We are a part time team with about 20 members and some of the guys have talked about "altering" the standards to adjust for age.  I am open to considering a change from the entry standard, but I am curious to see how other teams handle this issue.  Thanks in advance for your input.

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been a member since jan. and this is your 1st post? you need to go read the TOS/TOU and post an intro telling us about yourself please


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My apologies for forgetting to introduce myself.  I am a sergeant at a department in the Dallas metroplex, and have 15 years of law enforcement experience including patrol, motors, SWAT, and gangs.  My agency has just under 200 sworn officers, and I have been a team leader on our SWAT team for about 4 years.  As I said in the original post, we have a part time team of 20 operators.  As far as this being my first post since joining in January, I have no excuses other than I signed up while at work, and then lost the link at home.  I am now back up an running and plan on posting more frequently.

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kkm752 says ...



My apologies for forgetting to introduce myself.  I am a sergeant at a department in the Dallas metroplex, and have 15 years of law enforcement experience including patrol, motors, SWAT, and gangs.  My agency has just under 200 sworn officers, and I have been a team leader on our SWAT team for about 4 years.  As I said in the original post, we have a part time team of 20 operators.  As far as this being my first post since joining in January, I have no excuses other than I signed up while at work, and then lost the link at home.  I am now back up an running and plan on posting more frequently.



cool thanks man we appreciate it. sorry if i came off harsh, we've just had a HUGE influx of posers (aka trolls) onto this site and i was just making sure you weren't one. you should request a LEO verification so that way this sort of thing dont happen again........


as far as looking to see fitness standards, i would look at some military PT standards as far as age, i know we have a chart in our gym for certain age brackets. if you cant find these, let me know and i'll see what i can do as far as getting you these numbers


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Our test is 1.5 miles under 13 min 46 sit in a min. 40 push up no stopping. Bench 98% of body weight. Ends up being 100%. 16 inch vertical jump and an O course.  Ive been on our team for 5 years. Our thoughts are, If your on the team you should be able to do the test. It shouldn't matter of an age or gender. This is a team and we all are equals therfore we all should meet the standards.

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2 miles in 13 minutes the rest was just the standard Army APFT but you had to have a minimum score of 250 to stay on the team. 6 mile run in tac vest.


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Sounds like everyone is getting away from the age and gender changes to the standards.  Can anyone give me a general idea what the Army PFT standards are?  Thanks again

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 We need one thats all I have to say

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Full time team of 50 guys.  We do not allow for any variations for age.  Testing is done quarterly.  We just went to the below standard at the beginning of the year.  All must pass up to and including LT's.  Capt and Major are exempt. 


1.5 Mile run in 12:50


120 yard shuttle run, 25 sec (30 yard serpentine course starts lying on your back, down, back, down, back)


6 pull ups, full lock, chin over bar, overhand grip, no time limit (improper form, rep does not count)


60 sit ups, 1:30 (improper form and rep does not count)


40 pushups continuous, chest touch to full extension, 1 minute (improper form and rep does not count)


Our old test used to start with a 1 mile 8 min run instead of the 1.5 mi run, and ended with a 10K run in 72 mins.  The other events remain the same.

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mile run in less than 7:30


12 dead hang pull-ups (no kipping)


minimum 50 pushups in less than 2 minutes (strict pushups)


minimum 50 sit-ups in less than 2 minutes (strict rules too)


15 foot rope climb using arms only


O course in less than 6:30.


The hardest part is doing the exercises back to back with very little rest in between


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 Be carefull of age and gender standards we all have the same job even if we are older

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Is there a height and weight requirement?


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In the first post kkm752 said it was for the maintenance test but what about the first test that you need to go through to get in the SWAT ? is it the same?


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We had the standard Cooper test to get on the team.  The commander would then have quarterly PT tests which usually incorperated alot of running.  They were 5Miles in under 50 Min or 6 mile in under 60 minutes.  Long, but not too grueling...if you did PT on your own.  Other times he would incorperate mission training into 8 hours long ops with almost everything in the playbook, spread across miles on the range.  You would complete a hostage rescue, then hump a mile up hill and initiate an entry with a bang, clear a room, fire up some targets ect.  Then move to the next, rope climb up a cliff and do another task, like a vehicle assault.  We called these the combat missions.  They were grueling, but fun.


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KSP494 says ...



2 miles in 13 minutes the rest was just the standard Army APFT but you had to have a minimum score of 250 to stay on the team. 6 mile run in tac vest.



2 miles in 13 minutes ?    ( 6:30 mile x 2 )


6 mile run in tact vest ?