The unique opportunity of being accepted as an Army Ranger or a Navy Seal is a great honor. The most elite individuals are hand – picked from a large pool of applicants. Following the initial selection process, knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested. There are certain physical activities that recruits must be able to achieve. The applicants must be committed to training upwards of five days a week, and able to perform all activities. Physical strength and mental endurance are required. It is necessary to be able to problem solve and respond without hesitation while under stress.
In order to become a Navy Seal, each applicant must be able to swim 500 yards. They need to be able to swim this length without fail. They can, however, personally select for themselves which swim style will be used during the activity. Swimming is a useful technique in teaching the applicant how to engage their core muscle group in a strong way. It is done while staying focused while also being able to maintain a relaxed mindset. Swimming long distances strengthens the body overall. It also has the capability of strengthening the mind, which is equally important for an applicant to have during and beyond training.
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