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!


DIY Learn-to-Swim Kit


$162.90 Kit
Float Bar, tether, paperback, DVD, and podcast with 10% discount

All the components needed to learn to float and swim:
all relevant information plus the ability to experiment without drifting away from safety.

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SKU DIY-1 Category

Do-It-Yourself Learn-to-Float and Learn to Swim!
U.S. Patent #11,331,554

On backorder until August 1
All components except Float Bar are available.
Make your purchase. Float Bar will be sent in early August.

There’s one thing that’s prevented you from learning to float: fear. If you felt safe, what could you do? What would you try? With the Tether, you’re always within arm’s reach of your mooring. The Tether with the instructions in the book allow you to feel safe.

Have fun slowing down in the water and feeling what’s actually happening: it holds you up. Learn how to put your face in water happily. Use this kit as directed and you cannot possibly fail to learn to float or swim. No pushing, coaxing, or disappointment. The teaching system cannot fail. It’s not tricky or difficult.

Learning to float–or sink happily if you’re one of few people who don’t float–is an essential step of learning to swim. After a few lessons with the Tether, you’ll derive your safety from yourself, not from the Tether, Float Bar or railing. When you feel safe, you experience what’s true about water and deep water. It holds you up.

If you’re one of few sinkers, you can learn to be happy and perfectly in control of your safety standing on the bottom.  The book and tether are the solution to overcoming fear of water and learning to swim on your own, the fun way.

How to Succeed
The book gives you every single step of learning to swim. This does not extend to strokes, which are about efficiency, not safety.

Good floats are demonstrated by the student photos above. The diagonal float is normal for someone with lean legs. A horizontal float is just as good. You’re in good company: 149 million adults in the U.S. are afraid in deep water.

To use the Tether: the long strap goes around your waist. One strap connects to the Float Bar, pool ladder or railing. One strap extends or shortens your distance from the Float Bar. Color coded connectors make connections simple. As you follow the instructions and become more confident, expand the Tether to float further away. Pipes fill with water, keeping Float Bar on the floor. Float Bar immediately drains while being removed from pool.

This kit includes:

  • Float bar or Float bar plans* PDF: build it yourself with PVC pipe. Excellent instructions with video and photos.
  • Tether: three straps
  • how-to book
  • podcast

*Float Bar is built to the specifications below.
You’ll need a rubber mallet to assemble the Float Bar.

The belt of the tether should be the length that most closely fits your waist. If you would like the option of having extra length to be further from the float bar or wall, buy an extra extender. The extra extender, up to four feet long in addition to the three foot extender that comes with the kit, is $10. It is not advisable to order the longest belt to accomplish this, as you would need more hardware on the belt to make it work correctly. Read the book to learn how to use the tether and how to overcome fear and swim.

1. Why do I need the book, DVD, and podcast?
You need the book (and tether). You don’t need the video and podcast, though they add to your overall understanding and comfort. Much common knowledge about learning to swim is incorrect. If you use common knowledge, it’s likely that you’ll follow traditional thinking, skip steps, and become discouraged.  At Miracle Swimming, steps are not skipped and success is ensured. Our book, video, and podcast teach you how to learn, feeling safe all the time. No more 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—which make swimming efficient but not safe—because strokes are not relevant to overcoming fear. The video 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. You will see excerpts of two Miracle Swimming courses in action.

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. You can learn to swim safely in deep water fully with the book, tether, and a pool with a ladder or rail or the Float Bar.

2. Your belly should 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 the top bar of the Float Bar is in 40 inches of water and you’re not as lean, your belly may touch the Float Bar because you may float horizontally. Just move the bar to shallower water.

Height: 40 inches to top of cross bar
Length: 67 inches
Width (including side supports): 81 inches
Width of cross bars: 40 inches
When building the float bar, you may omit the cross bars on the floor: the device will support you.

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