Do-It-Yourself Learn-to-Float and Learn-to-Swim
Everyone can learn when they feel safe. Connect yourself with our Learn-to-Float Tether to our Aquatic Learning Station, railing or ladder. Feel safe, knowing you won’t drift away: you’re securely connected. Answer the question, “Do I float?” First, use the book to learn to put your face in, happily.
Feeling safe, you experience what’s true about water and deep water. It holds you up.* Overcome fear. Knowing how you float is an essential step toward learning to swim peacefully. Knowing you’re safe is just as important. The tether makes this possible. Patent #11,331,554
$195 for full kit with Aquatic Learning Station. FedEx shipping $45.
Aquatic Learning Station includes:
Ebook, podcast and video arrive immediately upon purchase. Paperback is shipped with Aquatic Learning Station.
Aquatic Learning Station. See introductory video on how to use the tether below. Another explanatory video is below at “Founder Melon Dash explains how to use the Float Bar and Tether.”
To learn to float and swim on your own the universal way (Miracle Swimming),* you need at least the book and tether. The book gives you every single step of overcoming fear and learning to swim. It’s not what you think. It’s not what swim instructors typically tell you. It explains use of the tether in a way that makes you feel at ease. It teaches why you must not push yourself. Floating is a basic skill of learning how the water works. There’s a lot of learning that comes before floating. Skip no steps!
Tether: Knowing you can always reach safety and stop when you want, you have time to experience feeling completely safe. When you feel safe, learning is inevitable and can’t be stopped. Learn that water holds you up; that you can be comfortable; how to stand up from a float.
If you’re one of the few who are not held up by the water, you’ll learn how to remain 100% present and calm, sinking. It’s not an emergency! Olympians sink. Sinking is okay! The book fully explains how.
The long strap is a belt. The white one connects to the Aquatic Learning Station, ladder or rail. The third strap extends or shortens your distance from your mooring. As you become confident, expand the tether to float further away. Color coded connectors make connections simple. Pipes fill with water, keeping Aquatic Learning Station on the floor. It quickly drains during removal from pool.
Good floats can be horizontal, diagonal, or vertical. The latter two are normal for someone with lean legs.
Use an Aquatic Learning Station if you have no rail, ladder, or hook in your pool to connect to the tether.
*Fascinating, fun, painless, faster than anything we’ve seen before.” —Buyer
1. Why do I need the book, video, float bar and podcast?
You need the book and tether. You don’t need the video and podcast, though they add to your understanding and comfort. You need the float bar if you have nothing to attach the tether to at your pool.
Much common knowledge is incorrect. If you use common knowledge to teach yourself to float, it’s likely that you’ll follow traditional thinking, skip steps, and become discouraged. Is this your history?
The video and podcast flesh out your understanding of how the water—and healing fear—work. This information is not to be found elsewhere. At Miracle Swimming, our 40 years of teaching only afraid adults assures you that no step is skipped; success is inevitable. Our book, video, and podcast teach you how to learn, feeling safe all the time.
The urgency to learn is understandable. However, you can only guarantee learning if you start at the beginning and skip no steps. The book provides the universal steps—every single one—an adult needs to learn to swim, from any level of fear in shallow water to freedom in deep water. It doesn’t include strokes because strokes are not relevant to overcoming fear. Strokes are for swimming efficiently.
The video, 47 minutes, is an introduction to our system, following the story of an Essentials 1 course with actual students learning for the first time. It includes the infallible 5 Circles system which leads students out of fear; lessons of learning to put your face in; and front and back floats. Excerpts of the course follow students’ progress over an 8-week / 24 hour course including their first lessons in the deep end. It’s our starting course in action.
The photo, above left, shows our wallbar, used in our classes and custom-fit to the lip of the pool. You would use a railing, ladder or our Aquatic Learning Station pictured in the third image from the top and below. We include a bar across both ends now.
2. How high should the Bar be?
Your belly should not touch the bar when you float on your back. If it does, put it in shallower water. Or, make your bar taller.
How can you know in advance if your belly will touch it?
If you’re fairly lean, you will most likely float at a diagonal and your feet will be on the floor, belly below the surface and the bar.
If you’re not as lean, you will most likely float horizontally and your belly will touch the bar: put it in slightly shallower water.
*3. Does the water hold everyone up? Even me?
Most Olympic swimmers sink. There’s a small percentage of the rest of us who sink. We are dense with muscle and bone. Those who do sink can be perfectly safe when they learn what we teach.
The Aquatic Learning Station is for back yard and community pools and swim schools. The wallbar attached to the lip of the pool above is custom-made for our courses. Patented.
Got the Aquatic Learning Station? Our founder will show you in a 5-minute video how to assemble it and the Tether. Very simple. The video is sent at the time of purchase.
Assemble the Aquatic Learning Station with or without the end pieces on the floor. Some people prefer the added stability. The Aquatic Learning Station functions fine without them.