Lima and Papa Companies – Swim Qualification – Feb. 24, 2014


Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, learn about basic water survival Feb. 24, 2014, at the recruit training pool on Parris Island, S.C. Water survival qualification, which is a graduation requirement, includes swimming 25 meters, treading water for four minutes, jumping into water from a 10-foot tower and shedding heavy equipment while underwater. Recruits wear utility uniforms, including boots, throughout the evaluation.

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