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Think You Can't Float on Water, Try This

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jun 23, 2016 7:00:00 PM


Learning to swim well is all about the float. Apparently however, this is one of the most difficult skills to master! Who knew?

Why is it important you ask? The Watterblogged Triathlete says, “Because if you can float on the water’s surface without buoys or kicking, you’re doing it (swimming) right.” They recommend the “T” method to learn correct flotation. Read how to do it here: Learn to Float

LiveStrong.com has another method for how to float in the water and demonstrates it in this short video.


Still not sure? WikiHow has a few more tips how to float on your back. Read Float On Your Back here.

Everyone CAN learn to float, but there definitely is some science behind why someone can float better than another. Read all about flotation facts at www.swim-teach.com/how-do-I-float.html.

When children are young, drowning is a real threat. Even in older children who know how to swim well, accidents happen and drowning can occur. Do your part to prevent accidental drowning by using the “Water Watcher” Method. Basically, this designates an adult as the Water Watcher for a certain amount of time so children are never left unsupervised. Download our free, printable Davis Lakes Water Watcher Badge that visually identifies who the designated Watcher is.  It also has a handy graphic that shows drowning signs, what drowning looks like and how to spot a swimmer in distress. When printed, the card will fit into a standard size badge holder that could be worn on a lanyard.

Remember, it only takes four to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death. Stay safe and do your part to prevent accidental drowning.


Topics: Safety, Tips