Navy SEAL Training by the Numbers

December 10, 2012 | Featured in the Holiday 2012 Issue

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To produce the world’s toughest warriors, the Navy subjects SEAL candidates to some of the world’s toughest training. The six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, which includes the fi ve-and-a-half-day Hell Week, is designed to push the human body to its absolute limit.

US MapJust how tough is Navy SEAL training?

BUD/S Stats

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Running: 1,300 miles in sand with boots (From the bottom of Maine to the top of Florida)
  • Swimming: 150 miles of open water swimming (1.5 times the distance from Cuba to Florida)

Hell Week Stats

  • Duration: 132 hours (5.5 days)
  • Total Hours of Sleep: 4 hours (3 percent of the week)
  • Running: 200 miles on sand in boots (7.5 marathons)
Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
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