After weeks of endurance training, underwater training, land warfare training, exercises, and physical conditioning, the SEAL recruits are almost there – at the finishing school. It is only after the finishing school that a SEAL recruit can be called a US Navy SEAL and can wear his/her trident with pride.
The finishing school consists of different [...]
US Navy SEALs must be swimmers and expect to spend prolonged periods in the water and at cold temperatures. There is no substitute for lake and ocean swimming with fins. Swimming in th epool without fins is not a substitute for this mission specific activity.
Preparation for SEAL training should focus on open water swimming with [...]
Pool training is an excellent way to maintain quality and development of your swimming skills for use in open water and improving operational effectiveness.
Swimming is not an intuitive exercise unless you are a fish, and unlike running you need to work hard in order to become proficient.
Interval training forms the backbone of a SEAL swim [...]