Ch 9 Spatial awareness - required skills
It's important to know where your hands and feet and body parts are in space so that you can control your swimming pattern to learn how to be more efficient. Hands and arms and feet and legs have weight. The body will compensate when you move those parts out of alignment, and that can cause you to swim very inefficient and get tired faster that will not help you be safer.
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...