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Survival Swimming (PE320-322) 


Course Director: Mr. John McVan   

 

If you are interested in attending USMA or have already been accepted as a cadet candidate, please watch the video below:

 

 Survival Swimming Preparation for New Cadets and Cadet Candidates

 

 

The Survival Swimming Program is a 19 lesson required course offering, designed to develop theatre specific survival swimming proficiency. Offered as part of five different progressive delivery systems BASED ON ENTRY LEVEL ABILITY (PE109: Fundamentals of Aquatics, PE320: Survival Swimming - Elementary, PE321: Survival Swimming - Low - Intermediate, PE322: Survival Swimming - High, PE323: Survival Swimming - Advanced); the course syllabus is divided into two curriculum tracks: basic stroke development and combat survival swimming.  Emphasis is universally focused on elements of conditional acclimatization (both flat water and surf), breath control, basic locomotion, buoyancy positions, stroke instruction/refinement, and the development of sound “real world” analysis and decision making when faced with operational water survival implications.

 

Lesson
Subject Matter
1
Orientation, 150yd Swim Validation, Rudimentary Skills Introduction
2
Sculling/Finning, Buoyancy Progressions, Survival Floating, Treading Water
3
Survival Gate # 1, Elementary Backstroke Intro, Skill Conditioning
4
Elementary Backstroke Benchmark, Freestyle Breathing/Balance Drills
5
Freestyle Full Stroke Reps, Stroke Specific Conditioning
6
Freestyle Benchmark, Breastroke Intro, Stroke Specific Conditioning
7
Breastroke Benchmark, Intro Sidestroke, Underwater Swimming Intro
8
Sidestroke Benchmark, ACU Swimming, Bob & Travel Intro
9
Stroke Continuation Option, Equipment Intro: Bottom/Surface Options
10
Bob & Travel, Wet Carry Progressions, Skill Combo Iterations
11
Survival Gate #2, Clothing Inflation Progressions, Tower Intro
12
Wave Pool Introduction, ACU Swimming, Equipment Options, Wave Combo's
13

Army Water Survival Swim Test
Survival Gate # 3 Progressions

14
Survival Gate # 3, 10 meter optional entry, ACU specific conditioning
15
Tactical Swim Training, Mask/Snorkel/Fins, Catch-Up Option
16
Personal Water Safety, Active/Passive Options, Defenses/Escapes, Tows/Carries
17
5 Minute OCP Survival Swim, Survival Gate # 4 Lead-Ups
18
19
10 Minute Swim, Benchmark Finalization, Course Summation

 

For more information about the Survival Swimming Program, please view the video and the attached documents below.

 

 Program Overview

 

 

PE320-322 Course Syllabi S14.docPE320-322 Course Syllabi AY17.doc

Combat Water Survival Swimming Lab Overview .docxCombat Water Survival Swimming Lab Overview .docx