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.Success! (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass
Phase 2: Float on your back for five minutesThe key here is not to panic. (Images via Giphy)Result: Fail
Phase 3: The Dolphin swimWhere endurance kicks in. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass
Phase 4: Front and back somersaultOne of the test’s hardest challenges. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass
Phase 5: Retrieve a GoPro at the bottom of the poolHe made that look easy. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass
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.(YouTube, BuzzFeedBlue)Do you think this guy passed the Navy SEAL swim test? Comment below.