Mistakes to avoid when Floating. Swimming tips for beginners.

Floating is one of the most important concepts to understand in swimming. A proper body position makes swimming easy and pleasurable. This article concentrates on some mistakes that prevent you from floating in the water.
Everyone is different
Hold your breath
Don't underestimate the proper head position
Don't tight up your muscles and joints
Don't bend your knees
Everyone is different
It's important to mention that everyone has a different body structure, which can make one a great floater and another one a sinker. Someone is naturally more buoyant than others.

Your buoyancy depends on various factors such as: relative buoyancy, muscle and bones density, so this absolutely normal to sink. I have a good news for sinkers! You can still float but with slightly different approach!
Hold your breath
One of the reasons why your body might go down as you float is simply because you are not holding your breath inside of your lungs and exhaling while you are in the water. Hold your breath. It will give your body more buoyancy.
Don't underestimate the proper head position
Why can't I float? Why does my body go down? Maybe you should pay attention to your head positioning in the water.Make sure that your chin is tucked in and your forehead is pointing towards the bottom.
Don't tight up your muscles and joints
Sometimes your body drops down because of the tension in your neuromuscular system. It slows down the blood circulation. Those areas of your body that are squeezed are getting less oxygen, they simply become less buoyant and sink.

Release the tension of your joints and muscles. Let your arms relax and see how they come back to the surface.
Don't bend your knees
Your hips will sink if you bend your knees. Make sure you keep your legs straight but loose at the same time. Your legs are not touching one another. Keep a space equal to the size of your hand between the knees for the most comfortable position.

And Please don't point your toes down towards the bottom, keep them loose and let the stay pointed behind you.
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I hope those tips come in handy for you! Make sure you check out the guide on how to float in water to learn the proper floating technique.

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