Full Mission Profile


Somewhere in Alaska, 50 miles offshore a vessel capsized in heavy seas with 3 persons on board.  Before going over, the captain sent out a mayday message that was received by the US Coast Guard.


Immediately board a rescue helicopter and transit to the scene.  Deploy Rescue Swimmers via free fall to location outside of floating debris.  Rescue Swimmers will approach victims and assist them, in order of priority, into Rescue Basket for recovery.

FMP Workout

Get to the Helo –

  • Run 400 meters with EMT kit (approx 35lb ruck).

Insertion –

  • Swim 200 Yards/Meters with gear (fins + mask & snorkel).

Pick up survivors –

3 rounds of:

  • Swim 75 Yards/Meters
  • Hypoxic Swim 25 Yards/Meters (see notes on hypoxic swim)
  • In-Water Buddy Tow 100 Yards/Meters

The last round is done without mask / fins / snorkel.

CPR in Transport –

  • 50 Burpees

Time Line Penalty-

If “Insertion” and ”Pick up survivors” takes longer than 20 minutes (due to time on scene for helo fuel) then:

4 rounds of:

  • Swim 25 Yards/Meters without fins
  • Hypoxic Swim 25 Yards/Meters without fins
  • Rest 30 Seconds

Due to the danger associated to Shallow Water Black Out, Hypoxic Swims will be used to simulate underwater breath holding.

Instructions for Hypoxic Swims –

  • Utilize the crawl or free-style swim stroke.  Attempt to swim the entire 25 Yards/Meters taking as few breaths as possible.
  • If you feel that you need to breath, then by all means do.
  • Do Not Submerge / Do Not Hyperventilate

Special Thanks to the Creators of OPERATION: MAYDAY

  • AST3 Wes Price USCG Rescue Swimmer
  • AST3 Tyler Holt USCG Rescue Swimmer

- Warning -

Full Mission Profile workouts are for elite athletes.
Not there yet?  Check out the Brass Ring Cycle.
*Full Mission Profiles are fictitious representations of possible real-world scenarios.
By |2017-01-10T19:36:20+00:00May 29th, 2010|Categories: All Entries, Full Mission Profile|Tags: , , |

About the Author:


  1. Wes Price May 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The last round of pick up survivors should be done without gear, including the buddy tow. Also after pickup survivors is complete finish with 50 burpees to simulate CPR to the hospital. Thanks.

  2. Wes Price May 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Thanks again for the post Coach

  3. Coach May 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Wes.
    Changes have been made.

  4. Rob June 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Wes! Tyler! Nicely done! 50 burpees is a good way to simulate one man CPR for sure. Whose Idea was that? I’ll probably extend the ruck run to at least a mile, just because of how our pool is set up, but I’ll let you know how it goes…way to go fellas!

  5. Rock June 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I did the whole WOD as prescribed but 800m ruck run added a 5k at the end for the extra suck factor, felt like I was floating after that ruck…hooyah!

  6. Mark April 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Thanks alot choach, i also did the whole WOD and it feelt awesome and i can happily say that the changes i have made i can already see the results!!! so happy, thanks alot :D!

Comments are closed.