Part D – Back Float

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    This PDF download summarizes all the lessons covered in Day 1. Feel free to print this out and place it in a ziplock bag to bring to the pool as your action item sheet.


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”17″]Back floats are a little more challenging than front floats because you are on your back with your face out of the water

Your ears and back of your head should be submerged but your face should not

Start with holding the wall with one hand and a kickboard with the other. Lean back and lift your feet up from the ground. If your feet sink simply tap off the floor and maintain a horizontal position.

Next hold the kickboard with both hands and place it near your belly as you lean back into the float

Finally sink your entire body back into the water unassisted with arms and legs wide apart

Focus on deep breathing using the diaphragm and no tensing of any muscles

The advantage of doing back floats versus front is that you can remain in the float for as long as you want. Simply do the recovery stance when done

Congratulations on completing all 4 lessons in Day 1. Now it’s your turn to do these exercises in the pool. Make sure you download and print out the Day 1 PDF Summary and take it with you to the pool as your action guide[/text_block]