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Can't float when swimming? ‘This is a must read! Plus, Loads Of Teaching Resources

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

Many beginners learning to swim believe that the ability to float holds the key to success, but that is really not true. Most of the best swimmers in the world cannot float.

Hi, Mark here. I hope all is well with you.

This week, I debunk some of the myths about floating by adding in a few essential tools that beginners need, to learn how to swim.

Floating Stationary or Whilst Moving?

Floating stationary and whilst moving are two completely different concepts to get to grips with. Some of us sink like a stone and there is nothing we can do about it. However, if we learn to glide, we stay afloat as we swim through the water. Plus, if we begin to add some aspects of gliding into our swimming technique, we become more efficient as we move through the water too. Win-win! Click the link below for the low down on gliding...

Just Relax...!

Does your swimming teacher often say 'try to relax'? Easier said than done eh? Especially when you're not completely comfortable with being in the water yet. Well, here are a few tips and tricks that might just help unlock that ability to relax and be 'at one' with the water.

For more on the science of floating and for some exercises to try that will help you get a feel for floating, click here.

Teachers - Resources To Save You Time And Work

There is nothing better than someone else doing some hard work for you. In my Resource Library you will find basic drills, lesson plans and my hugely popular 'How To Be A Swimming Teacher' ebook. Head over by clicking the link below - you might just save yourself some time and effort!

That's it for this week. Stay focused, stay in touch and stay safe.

Happy swimming!



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