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Listen close this time: swim to each buoy and get back here in time. Go in whatever order you want, but make sure you get them all. And don't forget your swimsuit. Remember: no drowning. Ready... Set... Swim!— Swimming instructor

Tadpole Swimming Test is a quest in the Fallout 76 update Wild Appalachia.

Quick walkthrough[]

Complete the swimming test at Spruce Knob Lake to earn the Swimmer badge.

Detailed walkthrough[]

Start the quest by interacting with the 'Swimming Test start' audio box on the northeast shore of Spruce Knob Lake (near the boarded-up shop). Put on a swimsuit before beginning the test. One can be found in a port-a-loo behind the shop.

Swim to all five buoys in the lake within five minutes and return to the starting point. Leaving the water or getting too far out of the water will result in failure. Mirelurks including a mirelurk queen living in the lake. They will spawn during the test if they are not killed before starting it. Several more mirelurks, including a mirelurk king, are found on the shore by the boat rental building near where the recipe for Chitlins con carne can be found.

Quest stages[]

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Start the swimming test
? Complete the Swimming Test in timeI've started the Pioneer Scout's Swimming Test. I need to reach each buoy and return to the start before the timer runs out.
? Wear your swimsuitIf I want to take the Pioneer Scouts Swimming Test, I'll need to find a swimsuit first.
? Swim to each buoy (<Variable=buoys_current>/<Variable=buoys_total>)
? (Optional) Get a swimsuit
?Quest finishedSwim back to the start



PCPC The quest fails automatically if you swim beyond the furthermost buoy, even if you remain in the water. [verified]