U.S. Marines Take On Water Survival

Water survival skills are probably some the most important lessons Marines will learn throughout their professional training. U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, recently had the chance to practice water survival during the week-long Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course. From basic mandatory swim qualification instruction to learning more advanced underwater rescue and survival techniques, they learned how to adapt and overcome any challenge while in the water.

Seems to me like a pretty intense training program. Can you imagine trying to survive underwater with all of that gear on? Or, trying to survive when your battle buddy is hurt and you have to bring him or her ashore?

I can’t image how tough it must be but these Marines make it look easy. See what I mean in this video and draw your own conclusions.

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