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Members of the Air Force ROTC one by one have lifesaving drills during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. “This Water Survival Lab was a great opportunity to teach cadets the fundamentals of water safety and water survival that they may have to apply at some point in their career to complete a mission or save a life,” said Adam Brokaw, a member of the Air Force ROTC. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Members of the Air Force ROTC one by one have lifesaving drills during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. “This Water Survival Lab was a great opportunity to teach cadets the fundamentals of water safety and water survival that they may have to apply at some point in their career to complete a mission or save a life,” said Adam Brokaw, a member of the Air Force ROTC. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)

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Former Navy recruiter Zack Wood watches the Ohio University ROTC Air Force do their first water survival exercise. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Former Navy recruiter Zack Wood watches the Ohio University ROTC Air Force do their first water survival exercise. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadets Caleb Cline (front), Luke Hamlin (Middle), and Joey Madsen trending water in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26, 2016.
Cadets Caleb Cline (front), Luke Hamlin (Middle), and Joey Madsen trending water in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26, 2016.
Cadet Micheal Willis swimming laps in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Cadet Micheal Willis swimming laps in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Cadet John Morain holding googles for a team activity during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Cadet John Morain holding goggles for a team activity during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Cadet Ibanez being carried by Cadet Black while training in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Cadet Ibanez being carried by Cadet Black while training in the pool during the ROTC’s Water Survival Lab in the Aquatic center at Ohio University on October, 26,
Along with his fellow ROTC Air Force members, Cadet Alex Campbell  takes a break before the next water saving exercise is demonstrated. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Along with his fellow ROTC Air Force members, Cadet Alex Campbell
takes a break before the next water saving exercise is demonstrated. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Former Navy recruiter Zack Wood, right, demonstrates life saving water techniques on Adam Brokaw. “Doing this for the ROTC cadets was yet another opportunity for me to share what I know with future service members, regardless of the branch of service they are going into,” said Mr. Wood.  (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Former Navy recruiter Zack Wood, right, demonstrates life saving water techniques on Adam Brokaw. “Doing this for the ROTC cadets was yet another opportunity for me to share what I know with future service members, regardless of the branch of service they are going into,” said Mr. Wood. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet John Morain takes a break to catch a breath during the Water Survivor Lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet John Morain takes a break to catch a breath during the Water Survivor Lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Ethan Black, left, and Cadet Dylan Hannon, right, practice saving one another during the Water Survivor Lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Ethan Black, left, and Cadet Dylan Hannon, right, practice saving one another during the Water Survivor Lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Ethan Black gets advice from former Navy recruiter Zack Wood. (Robert McGraw, WOUB)
Cadet Ethan Black gets advice from former Navy recruiter Zack Wood. (Robert McGraw, WOUB)
Members of the Air Force ROTC one by one have lifesaving drills during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. “This Water Survival Lab was a great opportunity to teach cadets the fundamentals of water safety and water survival that they may have to apply at some point in their career to complete a mission or save a life,” said Adam Brokaw, a member of the Air Force ROTC. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Members of the Air Force ROTC one by one have lifesaving drills during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. “This Water Survival Lab was a great opportunity to teach cadets the fundamentals of water safety and water survival that they may have to apply at some point in their career to complete a mission or save a life,” said Adam Brokaw, a member of the Air Force ROTC. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
The Air Force ROTC swim back and forth during the water survival lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
The Air Force ROTC swim back and forth during the water survival lab. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Recruiting Officer Major Johanson, left, and head of the Air Force ROTC Lieutenant Colonel Sweet, right, watch as members of the Air Force ROTC practice treading water. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Recruiting Officer Major Johanson, left, and head of the Air Force ROTC Lieutenant Colonel Sweet, right, watch as members of the Air Force ROTC practice treading water. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Kyle Dunlap practices his clearing, where the swimmer removes water from their goggles without taking off their masks, during the water survival training. (Robert McGraw, WOUB)
Cadet Kyle Dunlap practices his clearing, where the swimmer removes water from their goggles without taking off their masks, during the water survival training. (Robert McGraw, WOUB)
Goggles are supplied to help the Air Force ROTC with their water survival training. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Goggles are supplied to help the Air Force ROTC with their water survival training. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Members of the Air Force ROTC tread water for long periods of time to practice their clearing skills. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Members of the Air Force ROTC tread water for long periods of time to practice their clearing skills. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Dylan Hannon from the Air Force ROTC practices his scissor kicks during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)
Cadet Dylan Hannon from the Air Force ROTC practices his scissor kicks during the Water Survivor Lab held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on October 25, 2016. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)