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  • Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to the Rescue Swimmer course syllabus, rescue swimmers must have flexibility, strength, enduranc... more

  • Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on these elite teams: Men Push-ups Sit & rea... more

  • Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

    U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

    U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by many federal and local police agencies. Also, DOG stands for Deployable Operations Group (DOG) and is ... more

  • The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Third Edition So what if you don't want to blow stuff up or burn stuff down. Every man - and maybe a few women after the 1997 action movie "G.I. Jane" - have dreamed about being a Navy SEAL. The Navy SEAL - which stands for sea, air, land - has reached mythic stature among young and old. While only a few hundred people in the United States qualify, you can bite off a small piece of SEALness by practi... more

  • Passing Military Swimming Tests

    Passing Military Swimming Tests

    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. First of all ... more

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