Navy SEAL Teaches You How to Save Your Own Life if You're Drowning with Tied Hands

Posted on Nov 25, 2016

Joining the Navy SEALs is tough. You need to go through rigorous training in various weather conditions and environments. It's not all about physical strength, the strength of your mind is just as important. Clint Emerson, a Former Navy SEAL, explained how to survive drowning with tied hands.

1. His Career as a Navy SEAL Lasted for 20 Years, and He Has Been on Missions All Over the World

His Career as a Navy SEAL Lasted for 20 Years, and He Has Been on Missions All Over the World
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2. They Are Trained to Emerge From the Water with Tied Hands and Legs

They Are Trained to Emerge From the Water with Tied Hands and Legs
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He wrote about their method of escape in his new book called "100 Deadly Skills." Check out the method:

3. He Says It Is Important to Stay Calm in Those Situations so They Have to Be Mentally Prepared for Anything and Everything

He Says It Is Important to Stay Calm in Those Situations so They Have to Be Mentally Prepared for Anything and Everything
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4. So, You Should Exhale All Air from the Lungs so You Can Sink and Push Yourself up to the Surface

So, You Should Exhale All Air from the Lungs so You Can Sink and Push Yourself up to the Surface
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5. Here's How to Float

Here's How to Float
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"Panicking, which can lead to hyperventilation, is the number-one enemy to survival," said the former Navy SEAL.

6. After Exhaling, Kick Back and Bring the Head above the Surface to Inhale

After Exhaling, Kick Back and Bring the Head above the Surface to Inhale
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7. Moving Your Legs While Exhaling in the Water Will Help You Move

Moving Your Legs While Exhaling in the Water Will Help You Move
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8. "When Facing Down, Whether Floating in Place or Using a Backward Kicking Motion to Swim to Shore, the Operative Should Arch His Back in Order to Raise His Head above Water," Wrote the Author

"When Facing Down, Whether Floating in Place or Using a Backward Kicking Motion to Swim to Shore, the Operative Should Arch His Back in Order to Raise His Head above Water," Wrote the Author
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9. You Can Swim like That by Propelling Your Legs and Popping up for Air

You Can Swim like That by Propelling Your Legs and Popping up for Air
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10. "In Rough Seas, This May Not Give Him Enough Clearance to Get His Head Out of the Water. Instead, a Full Body Rotation Will Allow Him to Take a Deep Breath and Then Continue Travelling Forward," Said Emerson

"In Rough Seas, This May Not Give Him Enough Clearance to Get His Head Out of the Water. Instead, a Full Body Rotation Will Allow Him to Take a Deep Breath and Then Continue Travelling Forward," Said Emerson
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11. Do Not Try This Alone and in Deep Waters

Do Not Try This Alone and in Deep Waters
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If you want to try it, do it when someone who can help you is there, and do it in a pool that is not too deep.
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