Float or glide backward and recover

Water depth: waist deep

Floatation aid acceptable

No set time or distance

SUGGESTED STEPS & TEACHING POINTS

Float or glide in waist deep water

  • Teach recovery first
  • Introduce horizontal body position in paddling areas where available
  • Partner/teacher support from behind if required
  • A ‘starfloat’ is recommended initially

Step 1 – Starting position

  • Shoulders under
  • Head back
  • Arms by side

Step 2 – Float or Glide

  • Push off
  • Lie back

Step 3 – Recover

  • Head up
  • Knees up
  • Pull down with arms and hands
  • Stand

MUST SEE:

  • Near horizontal body position
  • Recovery to a standing position

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply