Do you have to know how to swim in order to join the Marines?

I’m a young guy and I’m joining the Marines in a few months. Although I’m very fit and physically active, I honestly don’t know how to swim. Is this a requirement in order to enlist in the Marines and pass the medical/fitness tests? If so, should I take some lessons? I know during boot camp you have to dive into... show more I’m a young guy and I’m joining the Marines in a few months. Although I’m very fit and physically active, I honestly don’t know how to swim. Is this a requirement in order to enlist in the Marines and pass the medical/fitness tests? If so, should I take some lessons? I know during boot camp you have to dive into the water but not sure how that works. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!
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