The trial of SOAS is over and now the SEAL candidates are chosen. Learn what goes into the process of selecting the winners.
Hear what it’s like as we take you to the obstacle course and watch the candidates learn to overcome mental and physical challenges.
You can’t fake it to make it. We tell you how to navigate the application process and what you need on your resume.
Want to become a SEAL Officer? Our insider reveals this critical step on the path to BUD/S.
We dive into the mailbag and answer your questions about SEAL Officer programs with our guest, Andrew Dow
Swimming is an essential skill for Naval Special Warfare operators, both SEAL and SWCC. We spoke with a BUD/S instructor who teaches SEAL candidates how to become proficient in basic and advanced techniques.
How do you get your cardio workout if you can't go outside? Our fitness team explores the options in our latest podcast episode.
Some like it HOT and some do NOT. Whether you are training in the desert, the mountains, the icy tundra or somewhere in between, it takes forethought and planning to do it right. Listen as our expert explains what to do.
Job, school, family life or personal time…who has time to train? Our expert explains how to make the time.
It’s easy to admire a big chest and arms, but these often-neglected muscle groups are critical to getting you through NSW training.
Run in boots? Run barefoot? Our Fitness 2020 series continues with a focus on how to select the best shoe for run training.
Fitness trends come and go, but Naval Special Warfare training is Old School. Is your new fitness program helping or hampering your future?
Too fat? Too thin? Who knows? We do! Our performance dietician tells us how to get your body right for special warfare training.
Covert operations often happen at night, but your personal training shouldn’t disrupt your rest, recovery or sleep. Take a break and join us for a discussion about down time.
In a world of power shakes, protein bars, and super vitamins, our performance dietician separates fact from fiction.
Sometimes the most basic exercises can be the most difficult to master. In the latest Fitness 2020 episode we talk about the techniques to mastering pushups, sit-ups and pull-ups.
There's more to core fitness than six-minute abs. Our director of fitness tells us how to get that midsection taut -- the right way.
In our second episode on fitness we learn from the NSW director of fitness how to properly train the lower body.
Training for the toughest special operations job in the world isn't easy. We consulted the Director of Fitness at the Naval Special Warfare Center for some tips. The beginning of our series on fitness focuses on the upper body.
Here's a sneak peek at how the Navy Leap Frogs parachute demonstration team prepare for and execute a jump into Sam Boyd stadium in Las Vegas prior to the Rugby Sevens.
Special Operations training is more than physical endurance. It's a mind game, and you've got to get your mind right. We talked with our command psychologist to better understand how humans mentally adapt to the challenges of hardship.
Setting achievable goals and learning to cope with adversity are crucial skills for Navy SEALs and SWCC. A senior Navy recruiter describes these characteristics and more in this episode.
Special Operations training involves running, and lots of it. In this episode we talk with Naval Special Warfare's director of fitness how to run for maximum effect.
The Leapfrogs are the Navy's Parachute Team. This elite team of SEALs and SWCC have performed countless demonstrations around the country for millions of people. We sat down with one of the Leapfrogs to find out what it's like -- and what we found out surprised us.
Command Master Chief (SEAL) Britt Slabinski, was awarded the nation's highest honor for his heroic action fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. Find out more in this episode.
SEAL Officer Selection and Assessment (SOAS) is a test of potential candidates before they are selected and sent to SEAL training. We spoke with the program manager to learn more about this unique process to find the best and brightest.
Successful SEAL officer candidates are exemplary not only in physical fitness, but in other crucial areas such as discipline, resiliency, innovation, intelligence, tenacity and LEADERSHIP. In this episode our officer programs expert explains the difference between enlisted and officer roles, the checklist of steps to follow, and the selection criteria.
The Medal of Honor (MOH) is our nation's highest award for bravery in combat. We asked Senior Chief SEAL Ed Byers, MOH recipient, what it means to serve to our country during dangerous and covert operations.
Future Navy SEALs and SWCC must make it through one important course before they attend training in San Diego: the NSW Prep. School. In this episode, the director of Prep discusses how his staff physically and mentally prepares the students with running, swimming, strength and conditioning, exercise science, and kinesiology.
Comfort, speed, and efficiency in the water are all hallmarks of a successful NSW recruit. Aquatics expert Dan Kish talks with us about developing confidence in the water.
Naval Special Warfare is always looking for hard-charging, motivated applicants, including Sailors already serving in the Fleet. We talked with a SEAL Officer whose job is to pick the best applicants from the "Big Navy" for a career in NSW.
Navy SEAL and SWCC candidates get a taste of NSW training at boot camp. The Dive Motivators begin the process of familiarization -- and selection -- of candidates for the long training pipeline ahead of them. Reality sets in quickly. Listen as we talk with a SEAL Master Chief.
Physical and mental health is important to the recruiting process for SPECWAR candidates. We spoke with an expert at the Navy's Recruit Training Command to find out how Navy SEAL and SWCC candidates can stay on top of their game.
To be a Navy SEAL or SWCC, you must first be in the NAVY. The first stop in the training pipeline is Recruit Training Command, known informally as "boot camp." In this episode we visit RTC and learn more about boot camp for NSW candidates.
The open water can be deadly, and Navy SEALs and SWCC must master this unpredictable element to make it their ally. This episode explains NSW's secret technique: the Combat Sidestroke.
Hydration and blood sugar are crucial during intense physical training. Our staff nutrition expert explains how a solid eating plan may be the key to avoid training failure.
Training inevitably leads to injury, but with the right guidance you can avoid most issues and recover faster. Our staff physical rehab expert talks about how you can reduce your risk of injury.
People say a lot about SEAL training, but only we can give you the true, updated info. We asked two First Phase staff to debunk the popular myths about BUD/S and tell us how it really is.
SWCC are special boat operators who conduct covert missions from the water, at night or under fire. Learn more about these unique warriors in this episode.
Women have quietly served in Naval Special Warfare for years. Today, we spoke with two female warriors who deployed with the Teams.
You want to join Naval Special Warfare? Recruiting can be a confusing process. A Navy Recruiter, a SEAL and a SWCC break it down for you.
Wanna be a SEAL or SWCC? You gotta go through HIM. We asked a Master Chief SEAL how he selects candidates for contracts.
Navy SEALs and SWCC possess a high degree of mental toughness. You can too. Find out how in this week's episode.
Ever wondered how to train yourself for a career as a SEAL or SWCC? Meet the man who literally wrote the official book on physical training for Naval Special Warfare.
What is a NSW Mentor, and how can he help you train for the world's toughest special operations program? We found out from one of the best in the business.
We talk with two senior operators about what it means to be a SEAL or SWCC, what they do, and how they became leaders among America's elite special warfare warriors.