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Water Survival Program
Ensuring combat readiness by providing Marines the ability to survive a waterborne mishap.

Each of these training programs serve to successfully prepare and familiarize Marines with the aquatic environment they will encounter at water survival qualification. The programs are structured in a progressive manner and can prepare Marines for their upcoming water survival qualification. In order to select the correct program, first the Marine must conduct a personal and honest assessment of their own aquatic strength and attitude towards an aquatic environment.

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Stay on the Surface: Treading Water (Marine Swim Advancement Training (MSAT))
Marine and Family Programs
Jan. 1, 2020 | 0:21
Stay on the Surface: Treading Water (Marine Swim Advancement Training (MSAT))
Marine and Family Programs
Jan. 1, 2020 | 0:21
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Stay on the Surface: Treading Water (Marine Swim Advancement Training (MSAT))
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Double Armpit Tow (#5 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Single Armpit Tow (#5 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct Buddy Assist (WSI & WSA): Identify Victim (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Front Surface Level Off (#4 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct Submerged Gear Shed (WSI): Modified Abandoned Ship Technique (#2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Double Armpit Level Off (#4 - option 3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Whole Video (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct a Self-Rescue (WSB, WSI, WSA): Enter from a Platform (#1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Whole Video (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB & WSI): Shallow Water Feet First Entry (#1 & #3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct a Self-Rescue (WSB, WSI, WSA): Whole Video (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB & WSI): Shallow Water Feet First Entry (#1 & #3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Crawl Stroke Approach Stroke (#1 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Under the Pack (#2 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Wrist Grip Escape (#3 - option 3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Crawl Stroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Wrist Grip Escape Alternative (#3 - option 4) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim Whole Video
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Side Stroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Side Stroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Floatation Gear (WSI): Swim in Deep Water Push or Tow Gear (#5) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Pack on the Side (#2 - option 3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Reverse Pack Travel (#2 - option 4) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Floatation Gear (WSI): Walk in Shallow Water Push or Tow Gear (#4) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Under the Pack (#2 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct a Self-Rescue (WSB, WSI, WSA): Exit Water (#5) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
o	Employ Floatation Gear (WSI): Secure Combat Load to Pack (#2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Full Video (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Stay on the Surface (WSB & WSI): Blouse Inflation Alternate Method (#2 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB):  #1
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Two Hand Block (#2 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Conduct Submerged Gear Shed (WSB & WSI): Whole Video
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Whole Video
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Elementary Backstroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): One Hand Block (#2 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Elementary Backstroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Floatation Gear (WSI): Swim in Deep Water Push or Tow Gear (#5) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Breaststroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Aquatic Swimming Strokes (WSB, WSI, WSA): Breast Stroke (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Floatation Gear (WSI): Walk in Shallow Water Push or Tow Gear (#4) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Pack on the Side (#2 - option 3) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Under the Pack (#2 - option 2) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): Reverse Pack Travel (#2 - option 4) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): On the Pack (#2 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Front Head Hold Escape (#3 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Station 4 (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Rescue a Victim (WSA): Station 3 (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): On the Pack (#2 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])
Employ Flotation Gear (WSB): On the Pack (#2 - option 1) (Swim Survival Skills Training [S3T])