For example, if the candidate is addicted to cigarettes: one is that he quit smoking, the other is giving up his intention to become a soldier! The US Navy is extremely strict in this.
If the candidate cannot swim, it is best for him to learn before going to the training camp. Those who do not have swimming skills will have to go through a “special” course in “Kiddy Pool” (roughly translated: children’s swimming pool).
There’s a general piece of advice passed down in the US Navy: in the training camp, it’s best not to get caught up in any “special courses”!
The training program usually lasts 8 weeks, plus a week of preparation is 9. Actually, when the bus dropped the boys and girls into the Rookie Training Center (RTC), they officially arrested head is challenged.