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This military tradition calls for swimming where no human has ever swum before

“Swim call” is a military tradition in which sailors and Marines blow off steam by turning the middle of the ocean into their swimming pool.

In 2012, Kyle Cawein took a video of one of these swim calls in the Persian Gulf while aboard the supercarrier USS John C. Stennis. It shows the contrast between swimming millions of miles from land while right next to a building-sized machine.

Story by Tony Manfred and editing by Kristen Griffin

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