This easy-to-follow video shows how to float on your back in the water.
This is a useful technique for people who have a fear of water and can help them to relax
Knowing how to float is important to stay on the surface and avoid drowning. Floating on your back is also a great way to relax as the water carries your weight. Give it a try!
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FLOATING ON YOUR BACK
In this video, you're going to learn how to float on your back. Floating on your back is a very useful position as it allows you to breathe easily without using energy to stay on the surface of the water.
For this, you will need 2 pool noodles.
For safety reasons, we advise you to do this exercise in the presence of someone who can swim.
We are going to split this video into 2 steps: floating on your back using pool noodles, then floating without a swimming aid.
Firstly, floating with the help of a noodle. Place a float underneath each arm, and lie on your back.
Once you are lying on your back, spread out your arms and legs slightly, with one noodle in each hand. The noodles raise the upper body but not the legs. To help them float raise your pelvis slightly and keep your head straight by lifting the chin. Look at the ceiling.
Relax your muscles as much as possible - this will help you to float better.
Now, let's try to float without using a floating aid. The position is the same as the position with the floats. Lay on your back, with your arms and legs slightly spread out.
The chest will still float quite easily, however, your legs may not float. If this is the case, place a float underneath your lower back and stay in the same position.
It is possible that you will have water on your forehead and in your ears, but as long as you keep your nose out of the water, you will float !
What's more, the more you relax, the easier it will be to float.
To help you stay afloat, you can also make little movements with your hands and legs.
To float on your back, spread your arms and your legs, raise your pelvis and keep your head straight. Over to you!