Archive for the ‘Water Safety’ Category

COMBAT SWIMMER STROKE: MOVEMENTS, DEMO & PROGRAM   Leave a comment

untitled

Stew Smith (Navy SEAL) published a great article on learning the Combat Swimmer’s Stroke that ncludes a breakdown of the movements, video demonstrations, and a 5-day program for training. This is a great swimming stroke to learn for people who are training to pass physical fitness screening tests that involve swimming (e.g. PST for BUD/S slots), or someone who is just looking for an effective and fficient swimming stroke that can be used for a sustained period of time, including in open water. Check it out the ful article and videos HERE!

Advertisements

MARINE CORPS EMERGENCY EGRESS TRAINING VIDEO   Leave a comment

Cool video on emergency egress (exiting a vehicle) training! Practice makes the incredible possible, including exiting a sunken helicopter in full gear with blacked out goggles on. Never underestimate the power of practice, or yourself!

USAF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES “MODULAR EGRESS TRAINING SIMULATOR”   Leave a comment

USAF Special Operations Command released footage of the Modular Egress Training Simulator (a.k.a. “The Dunker”) today. The simulator recreates in a controlled environment the types of challenges spec ops airmen will confront if their helicopter goes down in water. Like other versions of water survival and drownproofing, the key is to remain calm and reflexively put into action what lots of hours of training has ingrained in them. Check it out…hold your breath when the camera goes under the surface…and see what can be learned from this experience.

ROPE COIL & CARRY   Leave a comment

Knot tying is an important skill for everything from outdoor sports and spec ops to moving grandma’s mattress on the roof of your car. One of my personal goals is to revisit and improve my knot tying skills by reviewing the examples in Basic Seamanship, which you can also review HERE. ITS Tactical has been running a very good “Knot of the Week” series for a couple of years and this week’s feature covers how to coil and carry rope for climbing or rappelling.

NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE WATER RESCUE TRAINING   Leave a comment

The U.S. Navy Special Warfare Center released an informative video on how Special Warfare Combatant-craft (SWCC) crew members train for water rescue. They emphasize the Total Immersion swimming techniques developed by Terry Laughlin with John Delves. Their book is outstanding and I highly recommend it! The key with water rescue is always controlling yourself and remaining calm, so that you can take control of the victim and the situation. This video clip includes recommendations for persons preparing to apply for SWCC.