This video will teach you the torpedo swimming drill
It's the final video in a series all about overcoming a fear of water.
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How to do the torpedo drill
In this video, you'll learn how to do the torpedo drill. This exercise helps you to get used to swimming on your front and on your back, and to feel more confident in the water
For this exercise, you'll need a float
For safety reasons, we recommend that you try this exercise with somebody that knows how to swim
We'll split this video into two steps; with a float, and without a float
Firstly, with a float
Lie on your back. Stretch your arms out behind your head in line with your body, using the float to help you
Kick your legs to keep yourself on the surface
Take a deep breath in, then turn onto your front, still holding onto the float
Once your head is underwater, breathe out for a few seconds whilst gently kicking your legs . Hold onto the float tightly to keep your arms stretched out in front of you
Next, turn back onto your back and breathe in, then repeat the exercise until you've mastered it
Now, without the float. Turn onto your back, your arms stretched out behind your head. Make small kicks with your legse
Take a deep breath in, and roll onto your front whilst stretching your arms in front of your head. They should be pointing forwards, in line with your body
Breathe out all of the air in your lungs, then turn back onto your back and repeat
To do the torpedo drill, first practise with a float , and then without one. Over to you!