Oh, so you Olympic athletes thing you're tough, right? Not so fast my friend.
If told beforehand about the demands of the training, most athletes "probably would have been out, right out of the blocks," one of the SEALs says.
As it is, only 18 of the 41 athletes who begin the session are still in it at the end, four hours later.
"What was the hardest part? Getting over being cold," finisher Amanda Clark, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian, says. "When the shivers started to take over and somebody next to you is saying that it's their time to step out, just trying to calm the body back down, know that there's probably a chance you're going back in the water — and that it's going to end when they say it's going to end."
I bet it is a little bit of a shock for Olympic athletes to train with SEALs. Probably for the first time in their training, they're being told that the team is more important than the individual. I think this training is going to pay off big time in the mental toughness of our athletes.