These Are the 5 Swim Challenges Navy SEAL Candidates Must Pass

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By Tim Kirkpatrick,We Are the Mighty

Navy SEAL candidates go through some of the hardest military training in the world before earning their beloved Trident.Before graduating BUD/s, they must successfully pass "drown-proofing" which is a series of swim challenges that must be completed without the use of their hands or feet — which are tied together.This swim challenge is comprised of five difficult tests that not only pushes the mind but the body to its limits.Can this Buzzfeed host use both his mental and physical strength to overcome and complete this challenge? Let's find out.

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Note: This challenge was done in an eight-foot deep pool versus the nine-foot one the Navy uses during the training.

Phase 1: Bobbing up and down 20 times for five minutes.

​📷​Success! (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass

Phase 2: Float on your back for five minutes

​📷​The key here is not to panic. (Images via Giphy)Result: Fail

Phase 3: The Dolphin swim

​📷​Where endurance kicks in. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass

Phase 4: Front and back somersault

​📷​One of the test's hardest challenges. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass

Phase 5: Retrieve a GoPro at the bottom of the pool

​📷​He made that look easy. (Images via Giphy)Result: Pass4 out of 5 isn't bad.

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