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U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer/Aviation Search and Rescue - SAR


When you arrive at Navy SAR (Search and Rescue), you will be placed in a stressful environment and expected to excel in military education, close quarter living, teamwork, and physical fitness test.

According to the SAR Swimmer Course syllabus, rescue swimmers must have flexibility, strength, endurance and be able to function for 30 minutes in heavy seas.

SAR personnel must also have the skills to provide basic pre-hospital life support for rescued individuals. As part of their training, candidates must complete an emergency medical training course.

Although, the title is Search and Rescue Diver, the individual with this training must be able to rescue stranded individuals on land, rough terrain and sea; in other words, Combat Search and Rescue.


Jeff Thierbach – U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Diver (SAR)




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