National Geographic : 1936 Jun
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd OFFICERS, CADETS, AND WOMEN FRIENDS BASK ON THE "BEACH" OF DELAFIELD SWIMMING POND ONSUMMER AFTERNOONS Swimming is compulsory at the Academy, and each cadet must qualify in difficult tests. During thesummer, the First, orSenior Class, usually makes a tour of two or three regular Army posts to observe peace-time activities, and the Second, or Junior Class, goes home foraten-week furlough. The two lower classes remain at "the Point" and follow a rigid training schedule. During recreation hours they may swim, hike, canoe, play golf or tennis.