EXPERT TIP by Darren Lange - 40 years of Swim Teaching experience | Olympic Swimmer | Founder/Owner of the DLSA.
Did you know that being relaxed in the water is crucial when teaching young children how to float? A relaxed body floats much better than a tense one! 💦 So, if you want to help your child become a confident floater, read on!
Step 1: Confidence with Submersions 💧
Before mastering floating, it's important for your child to be comfortable and confident with submersions. This means they can willingly and fearlessly submerge themselves and confidently blow bubbles underwater. This builds trust and familiarity with the water, setting the stage for relaxation.
Step 2: Correct Body Position 🤽♀️
To achieve a successful float, your child needs to learn the correct body position. For back floating, we use the key words "head back, tummy up." Encourage them to relax their neck and allow their body to naturally float on the water's surface. For front floating, we use the key words "eyes in and bubbles." By looking down and blowing bubbles, their body will stay buoyant and relaxed.
Remember, practice makes perfect! It may take some time for your child to find their balance and get comfortable, so be patient and provide positive reinforcement throughout the process. 🌟
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Dive into the world of swimming and watch your child become a floating superstar! 🌟💦