Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Drownproofing

Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Drownproofing


When it comes to long-term water survival scenarios, you can only tread water for so long. That’s why we teach a skill called drown proofing and prone float. In a turbid, open-water environment, you may have random wave action crashing over your face. So you protect your face by lying face down in the water and then will to breathe
at an interval that’s comfortable for you. As you can see, Petty Officer Pasquale is face down in the water using his hands
to scull and supplementing with a modified frog kick. The key is staying calm and demonstrating proper breath control and you can sustain a longer period of time.

5 comments

  1. What if you have to hold a brick over your head? or if your feet are tied and your hands are tied behind your back?

  2. I'm prepping for the navy now. is the float here standard for the prone float? especially the breathing? or do I need to breath to the side?

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