The Rescue Swimmer Mindset

Preparing candidates for elite military training. 

Base Building Series. Post 2.



    Injuries are a part of the training, no matter who you are at some point you’re going to get hurt or if you’re like most you’ll have a few nagging injuries as you advance in through rescue swimmer school, buds, etc. This is just a part of graduating and you should be able to push through a little pain when needed, as this will be expected of you at an operational unit when lives are on the line. You shouldn’t, however, do any workouts or training leading up to your school while injured!...

No Back-up Plan



Yesterday I read a comment on one of my recent Instagram posts. It was by a former instructor named Jon DiSalle. He said…


“As a former instructor myself, giving 100% every exercise is a mindset. Not a performance level of intensity. Nobody can go 24 weeks performing everything physically at 100 miles an hour, but you certainly can mentally approach every exercise with a 100% mental attitude.”...

Meet Cody

His story began about a year after graduating high school, that’s when Cody left the University of Oregon to join the United States Coast Guard. During his time in the service, Cody graduated from one of the most elite schools in the military, known as Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer School. After graduating, Cody spent four years serving the Great Lakes region as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer conducting search and rescue operations. During his time in the Great Lakes he began to collect and write down the lessons he learned as a rescue swimmer in the form of a best-selling Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer book. 

​Shortly after completing his book, Cody left the Coast Guard to finish his degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, where he currently resides.