Bubbles Will Kill You

2003, Coronado, CA

“Bubbles will kill you.” Stupid mistakes earn all students about a thousand flutter kicks on the pool deck in full gear weighing more than 100 pounds. The instructors show no kindness. Only a SEAL can teach a SEAL. They understand that the training that threatens to kill them can also save their lives.

Photograph by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio