This is why the Navy SEAL swim challenge is not for just anyone
Navy SEAL candidates go through some of the hardest military training in the world before earning their beloved Trident.
Before graduating BUD/s, they must successfully pass “drown-proofing” which is a series of swim challenges that must be completed without the use of their hands or feet — which are tied together.
This swim challenge is comprised of five difficult tests that not only pushes the mind but the body to its limits.
Can this Buzzfeed host use both his mental and physical strength to overcome and complete this challenge? Let’s find out.
Note: This challenge was done in an eight-foot deep pool versus the nine-foot one the Navy uses during the training.
Phase 1: Bobbing up and down 20 times for five minutes.
Phase 2: Float on your back for five minutes
Phase 3: The Dolphin swim
Phase 4: Front and back somersault
Phase 5: Retrieve a GoPro at the bottom of the pool
4 out of 5 isn’t bad.
Check out the Buzz Feed Blue’s below to watch this host attempt the whole Navy SEAL water challenge for yourself.