Six Water Treading Techniques

Six Water Treading Techniques

Water treading is the most basic swimming survival technique and an effective way to keep a person on the surface, and is often used in many aquatic sports. Even if your swimming skills are average, you can still learn to tread water for a long time to exercise endurance and increase the strength of the whole body.

Basic skills

1. Use both hands and feet: Make sure your body and limbs are up and perpendicular to the water surface. If you horizontally start kicking and paddling in the water, it is already swimming, not treading water.

2.Head up and breathe normally: Keep your head above the water surface and try to breathe slowly and regularly, slowing your breathing to allow you to calm down and relax and store your energy for longer treading water.

3. Swing the arm in the horizontal direction: let the arm move back and forth in the horizontal direction, with the five fingers close together, the palm is facing forward when the forward stroke and the palm is backward when the backward stroke, so that your upper body can be kept upward and will not sink.

3.Lie on your back on the water with your back down, while gently paddling your arms and feet: If you are tired and want to rest for a while, you can lie on your back on the water with your back down, but your limbs still need to keep paddling, just don't have to paddle as often and as hard as vertical treading.

Water treading skills

Dog planing: Keep your arms swinging straight ahead while your legs tread water in an up and down direction underwater.

Advantages: Doesn't require many formal tricks.
Disadvantages: consume physical strength, can't stay in the water for long.

Flutter kick: Extend your arms while kicking your legs back and forth to keep your balance. When treading water in this way, pay attention to keeping your toes down, kicking one leg forward while the other kicking back, so as to form a Swing back and forth continuously.

Advantages: Arms are freed so you can do other things while treading water.
Disadvantage: Using just your legs to float yourself can be laborious.

Breaststroke: When kicking, keeping your thighs still, lift your feet to your sides, then lower, also known as a "narrow kick", start with your legs straight together, then your calves out Extend to the sides of the body, then quickly return to the starting position.

Advantages: Less tiring than dog planning and flutter kick.
Disadvantages: It will float up and down in the water and cannot float relatively statically on the water surface.

Double paddle paddling: Use your arms as paddles, fully open your arms, place your arms at your sides, and fully immerse yourself in the water at the same time, with your palms facing inward, and at the same time paddling towards the front of your body. When the palms are about to touch When you hit it, quickly turn your palms outwards and at the same time stroke your arms out to the starting position, trying to complete a round with both hands smoothly.

Advantages: The legs are freed, combined with the strokes of the other feet.
Disadvantage: Submerges all parts of the body except the head below the water surface.

Rotation: Also known as the "egg beater" method, it requires one foot to draw circles in a clockwise direction while the other foot is in a counterclockwise direction while in the water. This method is difficult to master but can be greatly improved Save energy.

Advantages: save a lot of physical strength.
Cons: Requires a lot of practice.

Small Helicopter: Use the same movements as when floating, lie on the water with your back, immediately start to draw circles with your hands, and step up and down with your legs at the same time.

Advantages: simple action, easy for children to understand.
Disadvantage: Constantly drawing circles can be tiring.


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