US Coast Guard Physical Fitness Test
The United States Coast Guard do not have a standardized fitness test assessment, though many units or specializations perform a Physical Fitness Test (PFT). See also testing procedures for the US Navy, US Marines and Navy Seals.
A common PFT includes the following
- Bent-Knee Sit Ups - measures abdominal muscular endurance.
- Push-Ups - measures the muscular endurance of the upper body.
- 1.5 mile run — measures your full body endurance.
- Swim - measures your ability to swim. Swimming on your back is not permitted.
Coast Guard PFT standards
|Push-ups (60 sec)||29||15|
|Sit-ups (60 sec)||38||32|
|Run (1.5 mile)||12:51||15.26"|
|Sit and Reach||16.50 "||19.29"|
|Swim Circuit Test||Tread water 5 minutes &
Jump off 5ft platform into pool, swim 100 meters
Specialist Tests - Airmen
Aspiring airmen have to pass a PT test: 50 push-ups, 60 sit-ups, 5 pull-ups, 5 chin-ups, a 1.5-mile run in less than 12 minutes, a 500m swim in less than 12 minutes, and four 25m lengths of the pool underwater.
The final test a U.S. Coast Guard airman must pass to become an Aviation Survival Technician (AST) is the Multi - which is short for Three-Man Multiple Rescue Scenario.
- Testing procedures for the US Marines, US Navy and Navy Seals.
- Testing in other armed forces and similar services.
- Videos of forces fitness testing
- Poll: Should women have the same fitness testing standards as men?