Ch 19 Deep water skills
I’ve known several OK swimmers who fear being in deep water or when they can’t see the bottom. I created this chapter so you could overcome your fears before they become a phobia. Once you learn to relax and float on top of the water you can swim with less effort. Then it should not matter how deep the water is, but you have to become skilled in deep water. This chapter covers how to do that and gain confidence.
Caution: Do not attempt to do any skills in deep water until you can swim several widths of 30-50' in the shallow end of the pool or lake without touching bottom. Also, always notify the lifeguards of your intentions and only do this lesson when the pool is not crowded.
THIS CONCLUDES THE COURSE "FLOATING RELAXED"
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...