Richland County deputies train for SEAL-type camp


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Richland County sheriff and 10 deputies are training for a 50-hour workout in California designed by a former Navy SEAL.

The State newspaper reported ( that Sheriff Leon Lott and the deputies are training for a SEALFIT camp that's being held in July in Encinitas, Calif.

SEALFIT waived the $1,495 enrollment fee for each deputy, and the sheriff's department is paying the airfare through forfeited drug money.

The group has worked out for two hours each morning since February. They have spent a weekend at Myrtle Beach, where they ran through sand with huge logs on their shoulders and swam in ocean waves, which they'll face in California.

On Friday night, they trained in a 12-hour workout.

Participants range in age from the 58-year-old Lott to a 25-year-old deputy.

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