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    Wednesday, December 07, 2022

    Swabs face the challenges of Sea Trials

    Swab Edward Massell, left, and Brock Kassahun Desta take the lead as Bravo Platoon tackles the log carry challenge as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, participate in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Charlie Platoon members cheer on their classmates on the obstacle course as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, participate in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Echo Platoon circle the track during the raft carry as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, participate in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Swab Haley Christman heaves herself over the high wall on the obstacle course as Platoon Charlie members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, participate in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Charlie Platoon swims laps as part of their Survival at Sea challenge as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, participate in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Injured members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, cheer on Bravo Platoon as they complete the log carry challenge in their Sea Trials Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Alpha platoon members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy incoming class of 2026, known as swabs, start their Sea Trials with a run around the academy campus Friday, August 12, 2022 at the academy in New London. The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges. The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, August 15th, officially joining the corps of cadets. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Whether struggling to carry a 40-foot log, or a pair of inflatable boats, or mastering the obstacle course, or their marching drills, the incoming members of the Coast Guard Academy class of 2026 rounded out Swab Summer with Sea Trials Friday.

    The Sea Trials are a series of physical, team-building challenges that marks the end of their seven-week Swab Summer indoctrination. Sea Trials challenges include carrying a log for a lap around the academy, carrying an inflatable raft around the academy track, survival at sea, the obstacle course, a drug search simulation, drill competition and other challenges.

    The Swabs will receive their shoulder boards Monday, officially joining the corps of cadets.

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