The Importance of Learning to Float

The Importance of Learning to Float

Learning to float can be a hard skill for many children to master; however, once developed floating is an important step in self-rescue. Here are the benefits that being able to float offers swimmers!

Why is Being Able to Float Important?

Many pool accidents are caused when children unintentionally fall into the water and begin to panic in this different environment. Floating equips kids with the ability to roll to their back and stay at the water’s surface, which places them in an ideal position to breathe. Floating also helps the swimmer to conserve energy, which reduces the chances of drowning from physical fatigue. Being able to float also promotes proper breathing techniques, which works to keep kids calm in the water and reduces fatigue. Being able to swim also promotes proper breathing techniques, which works to keep kids calm in the water.

Good Starting Point for Other Swimming Techniques

Not only does floating provide kids with a simple, low-energy way of being able to breathe in the water, it also transitions into other swimming techniques. Mastering how to float on your back opens the door for swimmers to learn other techniques, such as rolling to their stomach and learning to kick.

Learning how to swim on their stomach, while kicking, helps kids to develop a comfort with swimming while their face is in the water. In this stage, kids will learn the importance of maintaining a body position parallel to the water and learn the proper kicking technique to propel their body forward through the water. Kids also have the opportunity to practice reaching and holding techniques, so they will be able to successfully hold on to the side of the pool.

At B&C Aquatics, we recognize that drowning is a real risk, for those who aren’t competent swimmers, which is why we have a team of professionals dedicated to helping others become strong swimmers. If you are interested in swimming lessons for yourself or someone you know, child or adult, please reach out to us!