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Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Breaststroke

Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Breaststroke


Hello. My name is Petty Officer Jordan Orr. And I’m with the United States Navy.
And I work here as a rescue swimmer at the Naval Survival Training Institute. And today I’ve got Petty Officer O’Shea who’s going to be
demonstrating the proper technique for survival breast stroke. Now, survival breast stroke is a very important survival technique. Unlike treading water and unlike drown proofing, this is going to be used to
get from point A to point B the most efficient way possible in a survival situation. There are four basic elements which comprise the survival breast stroke and
sets it apart from all different strokes, the first element being the pull. So you’re going to have a long, steady pull with your arms, which will help to propel you through the water. Step two is going to be a nice, steady breath. The breathing is very important so that way you do not overexert
yourself while you’re utilizing a survival breast stroke. Step three is going to be a modified frog kick. This modified frog kick is going to be the main propulsion unit for you while you’re executing this stroke. And last, but not least, step four is going to be the glide. The glide is the most important aspect of the survival breast stroke
and what really sets it apart from all different strokes. So if you ever find yourself out in a big body of water – an ocean, a river, or a lake –
make sure that you utilize the four essential steps so that you can survive to make it to shore.

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