The Swedish Defense Recruitment Agency- fitness test with bike
Sound five: A fitness test performed with a stationary bike. The test goes on for about ten minutes while the pressure gradually increases in the bike. Listen for the different instructions that are shouted to the recruit.
This is a sound journey from the Swedish Defense Recruitment Agency. The soundscapes documents the tests a recruit have to go through to determine if they are fit for military service or not.
The Swedish Defense Recruitment Agency is under jurisdiction of the Swedish government and part of the ministry of defense. There is three different bases of operation; Malmö, Stockholm and Karlstad. The agency does not only test recruits for military service but also applicants for the police force and similar professions.
In 2011 national service in Sweden was abolished but as of 2017 it is again a requirement by law for Swedish citizens (both men and women) when they turn eighteen to undergo test to determine if they are fit for military service.
Sound recorder: Fredrik Johansson. Photography: picture taken with permission from official site of The Swedish Defense Recruitment Agency.