Navy Dads

Wow! It's been 5 years since I've posted here. Since graduation my son has become a SAR (Search and Rescue Swimmer) and is now in SWCC training.

Hope to hear from someone whose son/daughter is either a SWCC sailor or is presently in training.

Views: 851

Replies to This Discussion

Hi! My son is SB. I’m just joining the group & hoping to connect with SB families. 

HI Catherine, Tom here. My son is now with his team after graduating in March. Glad to meet you and welcome!

Hi! My son graduated in March. Did you make it to the graduation? He’s with SB12. Where is your son? 

Unfortunately I didn’t make the graduation. 6 days before leaving I was Dx with blood clots in my leg. It broke my heart. My boy is with SBT20 in Virginia. Makes me a bit nervous as their deployment will be where we’re having a lot of tensions right now. He was home for Thanksgiving and will be taking 3 weeks leave for the holidays. Where is 12? Any more details should be offline. My email is

Welcome aboard Catherine. My son graduated with Class 88 and is at Little Creek (SBT 20).

Hi! My son is class 108 & is SB 12 in Coronado. 
Thanks for responding! I have had a hard time finding SWCC families.

I hope to learn more about everything- all of the abbreviations & changing schedules... :)

I know graduating at the time of COVID shut down has added to

my confusion of what happens when.



LOL!!  There aren't very many of us, that is why you are having a hard time finding SWCC families.  I will try to answer any questions you may have and I noticed Tom has responded as well.  His son just graduated this spring also. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience.  Again, welcome aboard.

SWCC Dad here! 

Hi David, congratulations and welcome! My son has just recently mustered out to grab that big business brass ring after 8 years of service as a PO1. 

If there’s anything that I can help you with please feel free to ask. Our children, as I’m sure you’re aware, are in quite the exclusive club. (David King was a great resource to me)

David Derk said:

SWCC Dad here! 

That’s awesome Tom. Thanks for the reply. My son is at Coronado and begins prep in August. He’s training and do jobs the PO’s give him for now. He’s loving it. I’m sure I’ll have questions. Thanks for being here! 

Great news Tom and welcome David!!  My son is at the 7 1/2 year mark and has just finished his Bachelor's Degree. He plans to put in an OCS package this winter and return to NSW as an officer.  He likes the community and wants to make it a career. Tom, does your son have a job opportunity in hand, or is he still exploring options? David, feel free to reach out to us as your son moves through the pipeline. We know you will have a lot of questions and we will do our best to answer them within the confines of OPSEC.

David- my son is SWCC - Coronado. SBT12. He’s trying to complete an engineering degree through ASU. It’s difficult because it’s not a program designed for military. 
David King, what program did your son just finish- I’d love for mine to finish & apply OCS.



NavyDads mission is to Provide Support, Encouragement, and Knowledge to Sailors and their Families throughout their Journey together in the United States Navy.

NavyDads can only succeed with your help.  We receive no outside funding and every dollar you donate helps us cover operating costs and helps keep this site running. 

Google-Based NavyDads Search

  only search NavyDads


Blog Posts


Posted by Joseph Hernandez on January 28, 2023 at 11:54am 1 Comment

Before A School

Posted by Philip Steinert on January 2, 2023 at 2:10pm 2 Comments

My little sailor

Posted by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:08pm 2 Comments

my dad skII Wolfcale

Posted by william joseph wolfcale on December 3, 2022 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Off to A School

Posted by Michael J Conway on November 13, 2022 at 9:55pm 1 Comment

Son leaves for San Diego

Posted by Jeff J Sperekas on June 25, 2022 at 7:33pm 1 Comment


Posted by John W Hensman on October 9, 2021 at 4:21pm 0 Comments

Form letter

Posted by John D O'Rourke on September 16, 2021 at 5:58am 2 Comments

Boot Camp

Posted by Mark F Durovka on March 22, 2021 at 8:46pm 2 Comments


Posted by Thomas ODonnell on January 10, 2021 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

Bittersweet Happiness

Posted by Jim Lisi on December 13, 2020 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Pride and Honor

Posted by Elliott Peigen on September 7, 2020 at 9:56am 2 Comments

Introducing Myself

Posted by John Lillyblad on March 18, 2020 at 4:38pm 5 Comments

Mail problems

Posted by Fernando Bolano on March 17, 2020 at 2:36pm 3 Comments

SHIP 06 DIV 100

Posted by Chris Koning on February 9, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Ship 10 Div 114

Posted by Mike Cunningham on February 3, 2020 at 2:15pm 1 Comment


Posted by Mike Cunningham on January 15, 2020 at 1:23pm 2 Comments

Ship 2 Division 907

Posted by Mark Poindexter on December 17, 2019 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

leaving the Service Information

Posted by Tony Belmont on December 15, 2019 at 8:05am 1 Comment

© 2023   Created by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service