Everyone can learn to swim Comfort comes first You can float vertically Overcoming fear IS learning to swim Having fun is the best way to learn Feel safe all the time Overcome fear without feeling afraid Go at your own pace Learn with your swimming people It’s amazing what 5 days can do Correct information does wonders!

Learn to Float at Home

Do-It-Yourself Learn-to-Swim!​

What would you try if you knew you wouldn't float away?

Do-It-Yourself Learn-to-Float and Learn-to-Swim!

Connect yourself to a Float Bar or your pool ladder or rail. Or, take it to a hotel or community pool. Feel safe, knowing you won’t drift away: you’re securely connected by the tether. Float as close to the Float Bar or ladder as you want. When you feel safe, you experience what’s true about water and deep water. It holds you up.* You’ll learn when you feel safe. Overcome fear. Patent pending.

Kit includes:

  • ◈ Float bar
  • ◈ Excellent instructions with video.
  • ◈ Tether: essential. Adjustable straps and instructions.
  • ◈ How-to book: essential
  • ◈ How-to DVD
  • ◈ Podcast

You may buy parts of the kit

How to Succeed

To learn to float and swim on your own the Miracle Swimming way, you need at least the book and the tether. The book gives you every single step of overcoming fear and learning to swim. Floating is a basic skill to learn how the water works. There’s a lot of learning that comes before floating! Skip no steps!

Tether: one strap goes around your waist. Another connects to the Float Bar, ladder or rail.  A third strap extends or shortens your distance from the Float Bar. As you become more confident, expand the tether to float further away. Color coded connectors make connections simple. Pipes fill with water, keeping Float Bar on the floor. Float Bar quickly drains during removal from pool.

Good floats are demonstrated by the students above and below. The diagonal float is normal for someone with lean legs. A horizontal float is just as good.

Use a Float Bar if you have no rail, ladder, or hook to connect to the tether.


Float Bar and Tether
Listen to the podcast or read the first 60 pages of the book to get started. Or watch the DVD before you get into the pool. Read the whole book to learn to swim comfortably in the shallow and deep. Learn to swim safely in deep water with the book, tether, and the float bar or a pool with a ladder/rail.


1. Why do I need the book, DVD, and podcast?
You need the book. You don’t need the DVD and podcast, though they add to your understanding and comfort. 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.  At Miracle Swimming, steps are not skipped; success is inevitable. Our book, DVD, and podcast teach you how to learn, feeling safe all the time. Say goodbye to panic.

The urgency to learn is understandable. However, it’s best to start at the beginning. The book provides every single step an adult needs to learn to swim, from fear in shallow water to freedom in deep water. It doesn’t include strokes because strokes are not relevant to overcoming fear or learning to swim. Strokes are for swimming efficiently.

The DVD shows the introduction to a real course with actual students learning for the first time and the first teachings: the 5 Circles, lessons of learning to put your face in, and the back float. Follow students’ progress over an 8-week / 24 hour course including their first lessons in the deep end. The DVD is excerpts of two Miracle Swimming courses in action.

2. How high should the Float Bar be?
Ideally, your belly will not touch the Float Bar when you float on your back. If it does, put the Float Bar in shallower water. Or, make your Float 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 lean, you will most likely float horizontally and your belly will touch the Float Bar.

*3. Does the water hold everyone up? Even me?
There are very few people who sink. They are dense with muscle and bone. Those who do sink can be perfectly safe when they learn what we teach. It’s not difficult!

**Specifications of Float Bar: all adjustable
Height: 40 inches to top of cross bar
Length: 67 inches
Width (including side supports): 81 inches
Width of cross bar: 40 inches
End cross bars on the floor aren’t essential

He's far from the rail. Shorten the blue strap to keep you closer.

How to Put It Together

Our founder will show you by video how to assemble the Float Bar and Tether once you own them. Very simple.

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