Navy SEAL Combat Swim
The Combat Swimmer Stroke is a relaxing and super efficient swim stroke that is an updated version of the traditional sidestroke. Watch the following videos for a full demonstration.
There are several military swimming-related tests most military members must be able to pass. Usually, these tests are either performed at the various military indoctrination training programs throughout the branches or in advanced training such as that performed in special forces. However, in the Navy and Coast Guard the swim test is part of the physical testing members receive bi-annually, usually a 500m or 12:00 swim test.
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SEAL training is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, and produces the world's best maritime warriors. The focus during this training is based on three core pillars; Men of Character, Physical, and Technical. SEALs are qualified in diving, parachuting, and are experts at combat swimming, navigation, demolitions, weapons, and many other skills. In addition to the maritime environment, SEALs also train in the desert, the jungle, in cold weather, and in urban surroundings.