The world of sports and the world of the Navy SEALs are destined to collide. When we come right down to it, it would seem that one could not exist without the other. So it is no longer that surprising to find out that the Navy SEAL way of life would be something that athletes would like to adapt.
The SEALs, more often than not, have athletic backgrounds. One can probably think of it as a chicken and the egg situation; one is bound to do well while applying for the SEALs if one has an athletic background, while athletes will also find themselves at an advantage if they follow the SEAL training program.
A quick browse through the various posts that we have done in the past will show how coaches from various sports disciplines have turned to the SEALs not just for inspiration but for guidance. High school wrestling and football teams have gone on “field trips” to SEAL training bases and were provided with a taste of the physical fitness regimen of the SEALs. Even the famed Michael Phelps has trained with Navy SEALs.
An article preview on sportingclays.net shares how the sports psychologist with the Olympic committee, Jim Bauman, thought of using Navy SEALs training after the realization that SEAL training base in Coronado, California, was just close to the Olympic training center in Chula Vista, California. Bauman had brought the Olympic bobsled, skiing and rowing teams to SEALs training facilities.
Whether it is the SEALs helping out sports or sports helping out SEALs probably no longer matters; what does matter is the fact that the ideal physical fitness regimen that athletes engaged and people in the kind of work that the SEALs are engaged in requires an immense amount of discipline, skill and determination, traits that the SEAL and any serious athlete, regardless of whether he or she is competing in the Olympics or in high school athletics, have in common.