Several times a week, the instructors would line up the class and do a uniform inspection. It was exceptionally thorough.
Every day during training you were challenged with multiple physical events—long runs, long swims, obstacle courses, hours of calisthenics—something designed to test your mettle.
The ninth week of training is referred to as “Hell Week.” It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment and — one special day at the Mud Flats. The Mud Flats are an area between San Diego and Tijuana where the water runs off and creates the Tijuana slue’s — a swampy patch of terrain where the mud will engulf you.
Finally, in SEAL training there is a bell. A brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see.