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LT Michael P. Murphy Combat Training Pool
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The new Combat Training Pool was opened April 20th, 2009 for use for the students at Officer Training Command. On July 9th, 2009, it will officially be dedicated to LT Michael P. Murphy, Medal Of Honor recipient.

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Today, the site's primary mission is to provide aquatics training for students of Officer Indoctrination School, Chaplain School, and the Naval Science Institute as well as other Officer Accession Programs. The facility is also utilized by various military units for water survival training, swimmer qualifications, and screen testing for SEALS, EOD and Navy Diver programs. The training pool provides support to other naval personnel, area commands, fleet units, civic, local, state and federal agencies as needed.

Purpose: To provide Officer Training Command (OTC) students with practical training in basic water safety and survival in various officer accession programs as well as personnel from fleet and reserve units.

Background: The CTP (Building 1357) is an L-shaped, 8 lane pool which holds approximately 347,000 gallons of chlorinated water. The CTP also has a training platform three meters above the water which is used only for military training, e.g., abandon ship drills, etc.


Points of Contact:

Operational Information.

  • Normal hours of operation are from 0600 – 1500 Monday thru Friday.  Weekend training will only be conducted with prior approval from OTC Commanding Officer or designated representative.
  • Authorized attire.  Students shall arrive in a set of dry clothing, with approved swim attire, towel and toiletries.
  • Students who are not in the appropriate swim attire will not be allowed to participate in training activities

To request any Technical Training, please send the following information to OTC_Scheduling@navy.mil

Specific trainer/s requested
Number of students
Preferred dates with alternate dates if possible
Point of contact with good contact information

Requests should be made no more than 3 months in advance.

  Last updated: July 13th, 2018  
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