Men and women dressed in fatigues – running at full speed and jumping into the water bearing arms – it doesn't sound like something you would see at Adventure Island.
But on Friday morning, service members from MacDill Air Force Base were conducting water survival training, and it was a sight to see.
The training, which lasted about two hours, may have looked like a lot of fun, but it was tough work. It included training on swimming, floating and even creating flotation devices out of clothing.
"We want people to be comfortable and safe in the water, so that's the ultimate goal of why we're here today," First Class Sgt. Tom Greene said.
Greene added that these men and women might need to use this training at anytime.
"It's to get comfortable in the water, knowing what to do should they fall in the water – off the boat or something like that," Greene said. "That way they can be safe and stay afloat so safety swimmers can come out and help them."
See more from the training in the video player.
After training ended at 9 a.m., the park opened to the public again.
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