Regardless of size or height, anyone can float in the water. Float your way to the top of the pool in this free video, with help from an experienced swimming instructor.
Hi, I'm Mary and this is Karina, and we're with Aquatic Adventures in Roanoke, Virginia and today, we're going to teach you how to float in the water. The first thing you want to remember about floating is relaxing is the key. If you're not relaxed, it's much more difficult to float. So, Karina is going to relax. She's going to put her arms out in front of her. She's going to put her face in the water, keep half of her head in the water and half of her head out of the water, just relaxing what feels natural and she's going to let her body float up off the ground. The key to floating is relaxing as I said. If your body starts to sink, that doesn't necessarily mean you are going to sink; but, remember that our legs are all muscles. So, muscle does not float as well as fat or, or other air in the body will make a difference. So, you want to just relax and let the legs float. So, the legs that's floating down a little bit lower is okay for some people. Other people will float with their feet all the way up and relaxing is the key; staying nice and easy, letting the water lift you is going to make all the difference in the world. When we fight the water, the water will pull a stand. So, if you watch Karina, she's just been laying nice and still. She lifted her head up to take a breath when she knew she needed to and she's just relaxing. It's easy to see her body just kind of very gently moving in the water, but the key is just to stay relaxed and the water will do the rest of the work. I'm Mary and that's how to float in the water.