Kids Water Confidence

Confidence comes from learning to do things you could not do before. High levels of confidence, (swagger,) comes from learning to do things that most others can not do. 

We live in a competitive world which will require continuous and competitive learning for our kids to survive and thrive. Just getting good at something is no longer sufficient. We must train our kids to get good at getting good. I call this being an expert at being an expert.  

We've been slowly getting our SEAL Pup program off the ground. A new approach to teaching leadership and confidence, while developing the practical skills of survival.  Survival in the marketplace as well as in or on the Sea - Air - Land (SEAL.)

The session featured in the video is part of our "Water Safety & Confidence" curriculum. Its purpose is to first be safe in and around the water, second to love the water, and third is to create awesome watermen.

We'll keep progressing until the kids are ready to conduct a full on beach reconnaissance at night. We'll teach them how to sneak up on a beach, conduct surveillance, and sneak back into the ocean undetected.

*Note: We're drafting curriculum as we go, we will make it available when it's ready.



  • What group activities do you do with your kids to build confidence? 
  • What our some other "SEAL Pup" missions you'd like to see us develop? 



Eric’s new book, Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned From their Training and Taught to their Sons (St. Martin’s Press), will be available on May 3, 2016. To pre-order a copy, visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Eric Davis

Eric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.

He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. By leveraging his expertise in the development of systems, structures, processes and practices Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course. 

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and performance.