Physical Fitness is a requirement of the Sea Cadet Program. In order to attend local and remote trainings, Cadets must pass and maintain minimum physical fitness requirements. Below are the minimum physical fitness standards and the swim qualifications. Because The Sea Cadet standards meet a lot of the same standards as the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge, some Cadets may be eligible for additional ribbons and awards.
A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible. Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.