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Old 08-07-2018, 09:10 PM   #1
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:37 PM   #2
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One of the first things they taught us in Navy bootcamp.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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One of the first things they taught us in Navy bootcamp.
In the army I learned to swim in jump boots and full load of gear, ammo and my weapon. As I recall this test caused alot of people to wash out.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:28 AM   #4
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Yep, same thing at Paradise Island during swim qual. It was 34 years ago


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Old 08-08-2018, 07:35 AM   #5
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Looks simple enough... But I question if I'd be able to do that in 50-something degree water, while wearing deck boots and rain bibs.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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Learned that in Boy Scouts and had to prove we could over 40 years ago
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:01 PM   #7
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Learned that in Boy Scouts and had to prove we could over 40 years ago

Same. Camp Napawon, Wisconsin. I think it's part of the swimming merit badge. Boy Scouts was awesome for a suburban kid who didn't have outdoorsy parents.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #8
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Same. Camp Napawon, Wisconsin. I think it's part of the swimming merit badge. Boy Scouts was awesome for a suburban kid who didn't have outdoorsy parents.

We did our in the community pool. Getting your pants off while treading water was interesting.


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Old 08-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #9
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Learned it in Navy boot camp 53 years ago. Only then you jumped into a pool with mean guys on the sides of the pool with very long poles used to keep you from going to the sides of the pool if you panicked. I am sure in today's Navy that would not be politically correct. But, it sure got everyone to pay attention and learn that trick quickly.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:16 PM   #10
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Yeah, this won't work off our coast. If you want to suvive wear a drysuit or wetsuit plus PFD and keep radio attached to PFD, just like those crazy kayak anglers. Oh wait, maybe they aren't so crazy.

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Old 08-11-2018, 05:24 PM   #11
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I was drown proofed in the Navy,, No pants required. I was resuscitated twice.
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