Marine Corps Reference Publication, Marine Combat Water Survival, provides Marine Corps combat water survival techniques, procedures, and training standards.
This publication also teaches Marines to cross water obstacles and perform water rescues correctly and safely.
This publication is the foundation for teaching Marines correct water survival techniques and procedures that are used throughout the Marine combat water survival program (MCWSP).
Throughout history, water has posed special challenges to Marines and Sailors during times of both peace and war. Therefore, the inherent dangers associated with waterborne operations demand that Marines and Sailors receive proper water survival training.
History is filled with examples of how the proper preparation or training for survival in water reduced or averted disaster.
Combat units that are confident in their ability to work in and around water can use the water to their advantage in combat, and