U.S. Marine Corps recruits participate in swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The recruits learned various water survival techniques to prepare them for situations they could encounter while aboard a ship or in combat. As a part of the test, recruits learn to quickly shed heavy equipment that could pull them underwater, safely leap into deep water, use issued equipment to stay afloat and keep their heads above water while wearing a full utility uniform. The recruits are with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.

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