In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello teaches how to Survival Float. This requires swimmers to float on their stomach with the face in the water to conserve energy.
Video Transcript: PHILLIP TORIELLO: "Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is how to do the survival float. As the name suggest the survival float is one that's going to be used if you ever find yourself in a situation where you're too tired to swim, if you've fallen off a boat, or you just need to hold on a little bit longer on top of the water until someone can rescue you. Now to do the survival float you're going to go ahead and place yourself flat on the water and you're going to be putting your face in the water, which sounds awkward but is necessary just to keep your body totally relaxed as you're waiting for help, or waiting for someone to come and get you. Basically, what you're going to do is you're going to go ahead and just relax by taking a deep breath, placing yourself in the water, letting your legs float straight down beneath you, and your body will naturally float on top. What this is going to do is, it's going to help you keep absolutely relaxed and preserve all the energy you need in order to get up, bring your head up, take a breath and then put your face down in the water to relax. To learn more about the survival float please contact your local swimming expert."
In this video series, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 25 video lessons on How to Swim. Learn how to swim the breaststroke, the backstroke and freestyle. Get tips on how to do flip turns for each type of swimming stoke and find out how to do swimming kicks like the eggbeater kick. Want to get the kids involved in swimming too? Find out how to teach children to swim with tips on teaching the survival float and child diving. Swimming is a useful skill and a fun activity that provides great exercise for all.