It takes a special person to become a Navy SEAL. The training is the most gruelling and demanding than any military force in the world. After all, they are responsible in handling the country’s most important missions. This special operation force is trained to operate in Sea, Air, and Land which is where their name derives from. Due to the nature of their job, these elite soldiers do not only have to be physically at their prime but they have to have the mental preparation to handle and survive any life threatening situation they are in. Retired Navy SEAL, Clint Emerson wrote a civilian version of the SEAL’s survival guide called *100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation*. In the book, Emerson provides techniques to survive dangerous situations. He reveals how to survive from drowning even if your hands are tied.Only 1 per cent of those who enter the basic training actually complete it. Even so, that does not guarantee the trainee will become a SEAL.
Some of the training includes standing in the ocean and not moving till given an instruction, standing waist deep in a cold pool, and entering ocean waters by jumping from a helicopter.
The SEALs are dropped in to a deep pool where the men have to get themselves back to the surface.
Instead of panicking, it is important to keep calm in every situation.
He was part of SEAL Team SIX.
Filling the lungs with air helps the body to float. Sinking to the bottom of the pool is key. Crouch to the bottom and use that as momentum to push up to the top to breath.
The next step is the floating technique. Exhale into the water.
The legs should be stretched up. Push the head out and catch a breath of air.
This technique gives you the ability to move and travel in the water.
“When facing down, whether floating in place or using a backward kicking motion to swim to shore, the operative should arch his back in order to raise his head above water,” Emerson wrote in the book.
Needless to say this is essential for someone to survive.
“In rough seas, this may not give him enough clearance to get his head out of the water. Instead, a full body rotation will allow him to take a deep breath and then continue travelling forward,” explains Emerson.
It is also important not to attempt this exercise in deep waters at first.