Welcome to the NRD Richmond
Warrior Challenge Program
SEAL-SWCC-EOD-Diver-Aviation Rescue Swimmer candidates 

I created this website to help the U.S. Navy and you in pursuit of hard to fill occupations. You need to consult me (the Mentor/Coach) about training etc. but even if you do not qualify for for Warrior Challenge screening in implore you to please take heed of this Safety Note before reading through the website content!

Many young men and women try breath hold swimming, often paired with hyperventilation, to foolishly test their underwater endurance and underwater swimming distance readiness. When you undertake this risk, you expose yourself to conditions beyond the reasonable limits of safety since oversight through stringent controls do not exist at any pool outside the scope of the U.S. Navy training sites like the NSWC Coronado, CA  or NDSTC, Panama City, FL. 

What you do not realize is that if you engage in this High Risk Training you are unable to determine when you are in danger of fainting or passing out underwater. If this occurs you will drown and without an immediate response team at the ready, this situation can lead to a life changing brain injury or a fatality. It has happened to experienced and unexperienced watermen and waterwomen, alike. It is imperative that NO ONE emulate Navy SEAL training nor practice breath hold swimming. Pushing the limits can lead to loss of consciousness without warning and dire results.

Mark Negele

Naval Recruiting District Richmond

offers coverage for applicants residing in Virginia - D.C. Metro - Outer Banks North Carolina - Eastern Shore Ocean City and Virginia that are attempting to screen for NSW NSO Aviation Rescue Swimmer positions

For Points of Contact: 

scroll down please!


NDCS (RET) Mark Negele


Cell (757) 641-3549


Warrior Challenge Ethos

"In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our nations call.  A common person, a patriot with an uncommon desire to succeed.”

“Forged by adversity, I stand alongside America's finest Special Operations Forces to serve MY country, the American people,  and to protect their way of life."

“I am that Warrior."

NRD Richmond Warrior Challenge 


SBCS (SWCC) James Sizemore

Cell: (804) 955-7345  



Divisions Eight, Nine

Petty Officer Collado

Cell: (757) 319-1809


Hampton Roads - Suffolk VA


Division One

Chief Petty Officer Egidi

Cell: (757) 944-1464


Lynnhaven - Great Neck - Virginia Beach 


Divisions Four and Five

Petty Officer Griswold


Cell: (360) 348-6480

DC Metro/Northern VA

Annapolis - Gaithersburg - Winchester MD

Easton - Ocean City MD Eastern Shore


Divisions Two, and Seven

Petty Officer Long

Cell: (540) 718-2802


Roanoke Danville Staunton

Richmond Charlottesville VA


Divisions Three and Six

Petty Officer Muniz

Cell: (804) 396-9712


Northern VA

Fredericksburg Culpeper

© Mark Negele 2016