Swabs face Sea trials

U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 swabs Michael Gilmore, left, and Robert Childress, right, take the lead for their company in the log carry portion of their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 swabs Michael Gilmore, left, and Robert Childress, right, take the lead for their company in the log carry portion of their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 undergo their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination on Friday, in New London.The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets.

Members of X-ray 2 company carry their classmates rucksacks during the log carry phase of their Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of X-ray 2 company carry their classmates rucksacks during the log carry phase of their Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
X-ray one company stand at attention during their drill competition as part of Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
X-ray one company stand at attention during their drill competition as part of Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swab John Kimmeth checks the chamber on his drill rifle as his company holds drill competition as part of Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swab John Kimmeth checks the chamber on his drill rifle as his company holds drill competition as part of Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 swabs of Yankee two company watch their classmates scale the rope climb during Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 swabs of Yankee two company watch their classmates scale the rope climb during Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swabs of Yankee two company help a classmate get started on the climbing rope during their Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swabs of Yankee two company help a classmate get started on the climbing rope during their Sea Trials Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swab Colamba Fonseka climbs the cargo net during the obstacle course portion of Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swab Colamba Fonseka climbs the cargo net during the obstacle course portion of Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swabs with Yankee two company tackle the climbing wall on the obstacle course during their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Swabs with Yankee two company tackle the climbing wall on the obstacle course during their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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