In this video, you'll learn how to begin moving around without walking
It's the first step towards learning the basic movements of swimming and we'll show you how to move around both on and under the surface
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MOVE AROUND ON THE SURFACE OF A DEEP SWIMMING POOL
In this video, you will learn how to calmly travel along the surface of the swimming pool when your feet do not touch the bottom. Swimming at the deep end of a swimming pool helps you become more confident in all types of pools and helps you prepare for swimming techniques such as the breaststroke and the front crawl.
You will need a water noodle
For your safety, we recommend you have someone accompany you when you do this exercise.
We will divide this lesson into three steps: practising in shallow water, swimming using the water noodle and swimming at the deep end.
First of all, practising in shallow water. Hold your breath, curl your body into a ball, and hold onto your shins.
Even in this position, your body will float because of the air in your lungs. Your rib cage acts as buoy.
As you breathe out, you will feel your lungs start to empty and you will begin to sink.
Next, swimming with a water noodle. Get into the pool at a spot where the water comes just up to your chest. Place the water noodle across your body, tucking it under your armpits.
Move along the surface of the water using arm and leg movements.
Finally, swimming at the deep end. When you feel confident enough, start to travel along on your front using arm and leg movements.
Try alternating your arm movements using a doggy paddle technique or using simultaneous movements.
To move along the surface of the pool where your feet do not touch the bottom, start by practising in the shallow end, then use a water noodle to help you and finally, swim at the deep end. Over to you!