#10 - when I was boot in San Diego we were all lined-up on the edge of the pool and a black Seal was walking the line staring everyone in the eye. Just looking fo fear. He barks out, "raise your hand if you can swin and go line up on the platform. It was about 10 feet high, maybe more but you had to jump off and make a floating device with your dungarees.
There were a group of brothers hanging together at the end of the line and the seal just pointers at them and laughed because not one had their hand up. He joked on them for a while, it was funny as hell. All the sudden a tall skinny kid raises his hand with confidence and said "what you talking about, I can swim." The Seal looks at him and growls "shut -up and get in the shallow end." Brothers like, " no man, I can swim!"
Seal tells him to get on the platform. The kid was terrified. He was up there hold himself like a baby. Seal's yelling at him, "jump ----------- or I'm throwing you off!" Kid jumped, went straight to the bottom. He was standing there looking up. The Seal turned to us and said "don't ever say you can swim when you can't you will die!" The Seal grabbed a pool brush and stuck it in the water and that poor kid grabbed it like a rat and climbed to the top. He was screaming, "you're trying to kill me, help me!" The Seal pushed the poll backwards and the kid ended up at the bottom of the pool looking up again. I'll never forget that kids face just standing on the bottom looking up.