Members of the Northern Michigan University R–O–T–C program hit the pool this morning for one of the biggest tests of the year: Combat Water Survival Training.
Cadets had both their mental and physical strength tested in the pool.
That’s in addition to their ability to swim and perform under pressure.
The young soldiers had to tread water for 5 minutes and swim 25 meters holding a rifle in one hand.
They also had to jump into the pool from a height of 6 meters with a rifle over their head and not let go of the weapon once they hit the water.
The fourth test was to jump into the pool with weighted equipment, and holding a rifle… they had to shed the equipment before reaching the surface of the water.
Passing these tests are essential for the cadets future goals.