THE 800 DIVISION

The boot camp 800 Division at Great Lakes, Illinois is for future SEAL and SWCC. This first step in training teaches traditional Navy info. such as rank, customs, and watchstanding. It has more physical training and pool time than normal divisions.

THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

The Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School at Great Lakes, Illinois takes place after recruit training. Future SEAL and SWCC endure intense physical training for nine weeks to prepare them for their ‘A’ school in San Diego, California.

PREPARING FOR THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE PREPARATORY SCHOOL - PART #1

Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School instructors advise potential SEAL and SWCC candidates how to train before entering the Navy.

PREPARING FOR THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE PREPARATORY SCHOOL - PART #2

Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School instructors advise potential SEAL and SWCC candidates how to train before entering the U.S. Navy.

BCT TRAINING - WATER RESCUE

Learn the proper techniques to successfully pass the Water Rescue evolution of Basic Crewman Training. The water rescue is a high point of failure for BCT students.

BCT TRAINING - MASTER THE COMBAT SIDE STROKE

SWCC instructors explain in detail the form and function of the combat side stroke. Watch as SWCC candidates learn the ideal techniques for the swim portion of Basic Crewman Training (BCT).

BCT TRAINING - PHYSICAL SCREENING TEST

Watch as SEAL and SWCC candidates perform the Physical Screening Test.

BCT TRAINING - RUNNING SHOE SELECTION

Improper fitting shoes could ruin your chances for success during BCT training. Never underestimate this often overlooked area of gear selection. A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains proper running shoe selection, what to look for, and how to get fitted for new shoes.

BCT TRAINING - MILE PROGRESSION

Run training should be performed in appropriate running shoes; NOT boots. Increase your running speed and distance, by doing three types of training: long slow distance, continuous high intensity and intervals.

BCT TRAINING - KNEE PAIN

A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains how to avoid many of the knee pains experienced at BCT.

BCT TRAINING - STRESS FRACTURES

A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains proper injury prevention techniques to help you from becoming a statistic. In a BCT class of 30 people, six will develop some type of stress fracture.

BCT TRAINING - SHOULDER STRENGTH PART #1

A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains new forms and techniques to develop shoulder strength. Part one of a two part series.

BCT TRAINING - SHOULDER STRENGTH PART #2

A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains new forms and techniques to develop shoulder strength. Part two of a two part series.

BCT TRAINING - NUTRITION

A BCT Medical Physical Therapist explains why supplements are banned from BCT. Find out the key vitamins to take while training.

BCT TRAINING - LOG PT

A Naval Special Warfare's Director of Fitness demonstrates the techniques and proper form to help prepare you for SWCC training.

BCT TRAINING - PUSH UPS

Naval Special Warfare's Director of Fitness demonstrates the proper push-up techniques required at BCT. While strength, relative to body weight, required for pull-ups or rope climbing is crucial for performance during BCT, pure strength is also desirable.

BCT TRAINING - PULL UPS

Naval Special Warfare's Director of Fitness demonstrates proper pull-up techniques required at BCT.