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Prepare with practice

Floating is easier than you think, even if you aren't a strong swimmer. And practising in a swimming pool for up to 90 seconds (the duration it takes for cold water shock to pass) could be your lifesaver in open water. See our five steps to floating in an emergency and practise the following ones to help build your confidence:

  • Lean back and extend your arms and legs
  • Gently move them around to help you float
  • Keep your breathing calm and steady
  • Practise until you can float comfortably​​​​ for around 90 seconds
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​​​​​​​Remember there are two simple pieces of advice that can help save lives this summer – Float to Live and call 999 or 112. The more we share this advice, the more we can give everyone a floating chance.

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