Learn Sculling Water, a Basic Swimming Technique

Learn Sculling Water, a Basic Swimming Technique

Sculling water is a basic swimming technique where you use quick horizontal movements of the arms in the water to maintain your head above the water surface. You float in a vertical position with your arms extended sideways at shoulder level, elbows slightly bent. You...
Overcoming Fear of Water and Swimming – Part 2

Overcoming Fear of Water and Swimming – Part 2

Fear of water (aquaphobia) is a common fear. In part 1 of this article, we discussed this fear and proposed a few basic exercises to get used to being in the water. Now we will show you that it is in fact very easy to float in the water without much effort. The Human...
Overcoming Fear of Water and Swimming – Part 1

Overcoming Fear of Water and Swimming – Part 1

Fear of water (aquaphobia) is experienced by lots of people. This article discusses this fear and proposes a few basic exercises in the water to help you overcome this fear. Causes Fear of water can have lots of causes: It often exists as an instinctive fear related...
Elementary Backstroke Swimming Technique

Elementary Backstroke Swimming Technique

Elementary backstroke is a basic swimming technique that is easy to learn and therefore useful for improving your water confidence as a beginner. As its name indicates, it is swum on the back and uses a simple arm stroke in conjunction with the breaststroke kick for...
How to Dog Paddle – Swimming Technique and Exercises

How to Dog Paddle – Swimming Technique and Exercises

Dog Paddle is a basic swimming technique that you can use to stay afloat and swim short distances. The movements look like the ones of those used by a dog when it is swimming, hence the name. Swimming Technique The following video demonstrates dog paddle: Here’s...
How to Tread Water – Techniques and Drills

How to Tread Water – Techniques and Drills

Learning how to tread water is an important basic swimming technique the novice must master to gain water confidence. Basically, treading water consists of moving your limbs to keep your head above water and your body afloat in a vertical position. This article will...

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