why whole body is sinking in water?


(Phoenix United States )

I'm practicing for breathing under water. When I try to swim by kicking within the next few seconds, my whole body is sinking in water. Please advice!!!



There are a few reasons why your body will sink.

1. You are heavy in the water i.e. you do not carry much body fat....muscle weighs more than fat floats and muscle sinks...

2. If the above is not the case then it is very possible that your leg action is incorrect....if you are not creating propulsion with your legs then they will sink doing front crawl and epically breaststroke.....


I teach adult swim lessons and the most common reason for sinking is lack of propulsion with the legs. The best solution it not to swim but to perfect the leg action of whatever stroke you are doing and this includes backstroke...


Let me know how you get on....

Thanks for the question if you have any more questions please get back in touch...

Dale...:)

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