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Old 21 April 2018, 21:53
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How to get the most out of my CSS

I have a few questions about my weakness, swimming.
I'm preparing for the Air Force STO pipeline. I am also applying to NROTC right now and might possibly be transferring sophomore year where I would pursue an NSW career.

But unless I'm wrong the SEAL/s probably invented the Combat Swimmer Stroke and their the gods of combat swimming so I'm going to post this hear.

I have the main motions of the side stroke down pat, but I end up doing 10 or more strokes per lap and I get worn out near the end of the 500. I recently talked to an acquaintance of mine who was a former SEAL and BUD/S instructor who told me that the main secret is in the scissor kick and then all the little kicks after that. He said that some guys in the pipeline just used their legs since the arms can become an anchor.
Any advice for swimming is much appreciated.

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CDK
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Old 21 April 2018, 22:41
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Well... I was fortunate enough to have an old Controller around who gave me advice when training.

I can't speak to the SEAL pipeline, but you'll be needing freestyle stroke for the PAST test. Which should be nothing more than a warmup, to be honest.

Other than that get good at finning long distances in full uniform.

Also if you want to be competitive in STO selection, getting worn out after 500m is not a great sign of preparedness.
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CDK, post an introduction as you were instructed when you joined.
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Old 22 April 2018, 17:55
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Oops I'm sorry about that, how do I access the thread?
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Old 22 April 2018, 18:32
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Oops I'm sorry about that, how do I access the thread?
Here you go: Post your Introduction in this thread.
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