By definition, the Marine Corps is an amphibious assault force. Therefore all Marines are required to know how to survive in the water. During boot camp, recruits face many challenges during their 13 weeks on the recruit depot, but swim week is especially challenging for recruits who don’t know how to swim. Nonetheless, if you think that water survival training ends in boot camp, you are mistaken.
In order to be attached to a Maritime Raid Force, Marines must go through an Enabler Water Survival Course. The course served as a pre-screening for Marines to participate in upcoming Expeditionary Operations Training Group water survival qualification, which will enable Marines to be attached to a Maritime Raid Force. In this video, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in the Enabler Water Survival Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
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