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JrHagler
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[*] posted on 3.11.2017 at 06:28 PM
Learning to swim.....Again!


It has been over 2 decades (20 years plus) since I was an active swimmer...that's when my children were between 5 and 8 years of age. To me it was essential that my children learn how to swim AND more important.....HOW TO TREAT WATER (stay afloat in other words)

Now....here I am at the age of 64 learning the basics of swimming again at the local community center in Henderson, Nevada.(there's more than one)

Two things I learn right off the bat!
One....the techniques involved I didn't know, But simple to learn.
Two....after 40 minutes of practice, I was exhausted.(whew)

here is a sample of what I did this morning:
A you-tube instruction on HOW TO TREAD WATER(learning to stay afloat)
length: 3 minutes 48 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFmOtf_Ew1w

HOW TO STAY AFLOAT: :yes:less that two minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS0PZSrI-GI

HOW TO PREVENT DROWNING
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=regiBUDs-s0
less than two minutes




_Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didnít learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didnít learn a little, at least we didnít get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didnít die; so, let us all be thankful...Buddha
_For a blissful lifestyle, proper nourishment is the key
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[*] posted on 3.18.2017 at 07:18 AM
Learning to Swim, the basics of buoyancy


Definition of Buoyancy:
1. the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other fluid.
OR the power of a liquid to keep something afloat.

2. an optimistic and cheerful disposition.
"the happiness and buoyancy of his nature"

Believe me....once you master floating in water, you'll become optimistic and confident.
On my first week of swimming lessons, I concentrated on floating(buoyancy)
I found the you-tube video that mirrors some of my lessons:

learn to:
Proper Breathing Control....(important)
Quick Breathing
The Front Float
The Back Float
The Front Glide
The Back Glide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHbKOr1wurl

_relax, take your time
_never do it alone, have a buddy, preferably someone who knows
_and most of all, practice, practice, and more practice!




_Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didnít learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didnít learn a little, at least we didnít get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didnít die; so, let us all be thankful...Buddha
_For a blissful lifestyle, proper nourishment is the key
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