Ch 18 Resting skills in deep water
Now that you are comfortable swimming in deep water you need to learn how to stop and rest in deep water. I can’t stress how important this skill can be. If you are caught in a current, you float with the current moving toward to side and safety but not go against it to fight it. This means you have to learn to float on your back and keep your feet up. Better your feet hit rocks than your head.
Most people think of only one kind of floating in the face down position. Actually there are seven kinds of floating positions and another five kinds of skills to improve your floating ability. What may not seem obvious to you but you should learn to improve your overall swimming skills are: Face float, Turtle float, Survival float, Sea otter float, Salt Lake float, Back float, and Pencil float...