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.
This is how you fight when the waters are rising
Underwater, all the fitness in the world won't save you if you can't keep your head. But dying is dumb. Time to summon a little amphibian ambition.
One session with this trainer will make you assume the fetal position
Water Survival is so badass it's gonna take Max two episodes to get you ready to face it. This is Part 1, where he makes you feel bad about yourself.
This is what happens when a troll runs the obstacle course
Its job is to put one problem after another directly in your way. It's the o-course and your job is to run it before time runs out. Enter Max.
Our trainer will make you a leopard
There’s your enemy, right over there. And he doesn’t see you. Gotta get in him in range though. And that puts you in range. Time to get creepy.
This is what happens when you swap your workout for PT
Once upon a time you were physically fit. It was a grind, but you did it, because there was a test at the end. Good news. It's test time again.
This is how to see if you would have been drafted for Vietnam
Numbers were randomly assigned to birthdays across a given year. The lowest numbers were picked first. Would you have been drafted to go to Vietnam?
4 fictional countries America should invade
It's amazing how many movies and TV shows see countries messing with America without any repercussions. It's time for that trend to stop.
This is the laser that will take out enemy drones
This little 30 kilowatt laser packs such a mighty punch that Lockheed Martin has named her after the goddess of war: ATHENA.
THE MIGHTY SURVEY GIVE-AWAY
We want to hear your thoughts. Complete our survey for a chance to win 1 of 5 gaming consoles