Here's the PST instruction: https://nswmentor.com/staff-form-downloads/1220-410.pdfHave some new questions for you all, hope you don't mind. I'm not able to find specific requirements for the events online.
I haven't been able to find too much info online. The best thing I could get was a video on youtube showing divers and eod doing a prt, but they don't really show too much and don't go into the specifics. Do I figured I would ask here. Just want to make sure I'm practicing all the events properly. Don't want to be told that I need to do it a certain way the day of.
- Pushups- Can elbows be out or do they have to be tucked in when doing? Or everything OK as long as I go to 90 degrees?
- Situps - Fingers crossed behind the neck or arms crossed in front of body?
- Swim- Someone told me that head should always be out of the water for the test but that can't be right right? I've been practicing head underwater, and only bring my head up to breathe.
Yeah the stroke itself is a weird one since it's not widely used outside of the military (I swam and lifeguarded for years but never heard about combat sidestroke until the USN). A coach could help with general swimming improvement. A good coach should be able to learn a new stroke and work with you on it but you'd be growing together. Not sure if you're near an NSW/Spec Ops location where you could find someone. Or maybe digital coaching?
Are you located on either coast? If so, you can probably reach out to someone at one of the combat pools near the Teams and see when they are hosting practice sessions. I know SEAL/SWCC hopefuls test and train at the pool on JEBLC.
YouTube videos can help a lot. Getting some coaching can definitely help. Like Pags said, this stroke is limited to pretty much just Navy special programs. Any EOD, SEAL, or ND should be able to give good pointers.
watch some videos, and then concentrate on good pulls and glides. The more effortless it is, the faster you’ll go. Practice practice, and get some pointers if you can
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed. Couldn't find this anywhereHere's the PST instruction: https://nswmentor.com/staff-form-downloads/1220-410.pdf
I'll second getting in with the bubbas at one of your local EOD or MDSU teams. Also, if you're near a Navy shipyard or Regional Maintenance Center, they also have dive lockers. Dive school is the same for EOD and divers so they can all help you.
I don't know why I didn't think of this before but reach out to the local NRD and talk to the Spec Programs recruiter, it is probably an EOD CPO and they could give you pointers, they might even be able to have you run the PST with the guys trying for EOD and SEAL.