How to learn to float

How to learn to float

In water the human body experiences smaller strain, than on the land. Therefore swimming – useful sport for the backbone and joints. It well develops the thorax, the shoulder girdle and strengthens respiratory muscles. To learn to float it is possible at any age. The main thing is to keep safety rules on water and to overcome fear of water.


1. It is better to study swimming in the pool, in its smallest place. There is no opportunity to visit the pool? Use small reservoirs, creeks of the rivers with the quiet current and the clean bottom. Water temperature has to be comfortable for the body and not cause spasms. Ask to secure you the person who well is able to swim and can provide first aid. At first training use safety means – the saving belt or the circle. Braid long hair or take away in the hat for swimming.

2. Catch the rubber circle, the ball, the foam or wooden plate. Put on the hand circle, be extended on water and begin to work alternately legs up-down. Try not to create the large number of splashes. Swim for a while so within five minutes.

3. After you a little get used to water, learn to relax in it and to float freely. Goggles and the nasal clothespeg can be useful to you. Points will allow to see under water, and the clothespeg will defend in water ingress in the nose. Get up so that water to you was up to the breast. Hold the breath and sit down in water. Clasp with hands knees and try to relax. You have to emerge up as the float. Repeat exercise several 3-6 times. Then when emerging add pulling of hands and legs.

4. Learned to float freely? Seize sliding. Connect palms before yourself, press elbows to the trunk. Sit down a little and, making a start legs, be extended on water. Straighten hands. Try to float thus as it is possible further. In the pool it is more convenient to make a start legs from the wall. Make 8 times. Then add to sliding work as legs up-down, as in exercise with the lifebuoy.

5. When you begin to swim surely "hatchet", pass to training in different types of swimming – like a dog, on the back, with the crawl, the breast stroke or butterfly stroke. Whenever possible address the swimming instructor. With its help your progress in training will go quicker.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team