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Old 11-14-2012, 00:29   #46
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Originally Posted by tsmo1066 View Post
Swimming is obviously critical for a SEAL. When's the last time you saw an infantryman save his ass in a firefight by dropping and doing 20 pushups, however?

You are assuming that the current PT standards, standards that ignore critical traits like hand-eye coordination and reaction time, are the be-all and end-all of measuring infantry potential.

I don't think they are.
Hand eye coordination and reaction time doesn't mean anything if they don't have the stamina to complete a forced march for say eight miles with a full load and be ready to fight.

If I'm a SEAL and I get a waiver for swimming, my awesome hand eye coordination and reaction times don't mean a thing if I drown because of my weak swimming.
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