Deep End Practice
By your request, I'll discuss treading water.
in deep water is a survival technique taught in a pool's
It's up to you and your naturally cautious instincts to choose your teacher and the safest conditions for your deep end practice.
Safest conditions for the deep end
Here's what you need:
Here's what your setup will generally look like:
These are the minimum safety conditions you need for deep water practice. For specific questions here's a Q&A:
Alrighty. You call up your teacher and get suited up. Let's tread!
Bobbing first, treading next
...But first we'll bob. Bobbing prepares you for rhythmic breathing in deeper water; it's good for your confidence.
going to gently repeat this a few more times.
OK, let's tread.
That's it. You shouldn't be too far from the wall and can swim easily back. Your teacher will be sitting right there at the edge with you, anyway.
Treading, breathing freely
As you become comfortable treading with your face down, you'll then:
You can adjust your stroking movements, of course, in order to gradually tread for longer and longer periods.