Initial Fitness Assessment (IFA)
The previous mandatory physical requirements of the Initial Fitness Assessment (IFA) are no longer tested; the responsibility of being physically ready for recruit training is solely the responsibility of the Future Sailor. Participating in a physical fitness program while in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) is strictly voluntary.
Your Recruiter shall provide you with the physical fitness requirements at boot-camp. The chart below is from the previously required fitness requirements for Future Sailors. The follwing is the minimum requirements for Age and Gender specific fitness levels.
Male - Female Initial Fitness Recommendation Chart
17-19 Years of Age 17-19 Years of Age
Sit-ups 50 Sit-ups 50
Push-ups 42 Push-ups 19
1.5 Mile Run 12:30 1.5 Mile Run 15:00
20-24 Years of Age 20-24 Years of Age
Sit-ups 46 Sit-ups 46
Push-ups 37 Push-ups 16
1.5 Mile Run 13:30 1.5 Mile Run 15:30
25-29 Years of Age 25-29 Years of Age
Sit-ups 43 Sit-ups 43
Push-ups 34 Push-ups 13
1.5 Mile Run 14:00 1.5 Mile Run 16:08
30-34 Years of Age 30-34 Years of Age
Sit-ups 40 Sit-ups 40
Push-ups 31 Push-ups 11
1.5 Mile Run 14:30 1.5 Mile Run 16:45p
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Competitive PST scores
500 yard swim 10:00 min
Sit- ups 79
Pull-ups 11 (dead hang)
1.5 miles 10:20
The Navy PFT score is determined by averaging the scores of the three fitness events. To find the average, we add the scores together, then divide by 3. 85 + 65 + 55 = 205. 205/3 = 68. This sailor would receive a PRT score of 68, which we can see on the below chart is categorized as "Good (Medium)." To graduate boot camp, a sailor needs an overall category of "Good (Low)," which means their average in three events must be 60 points or greater.
|Performance||Points||Curl-Ups||Push-Ups||1.5 Mile Run||500 Yd Swim||450 M Swim|
Note: This table is the Male Qualification standards
End Result: United States Sailor in the Most Powerful Navy in the World
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