DIY Learn-to-Swim Kit

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Do-It-Yourself Learn-to-Swim!

Connect yourself to a Float Bar or your pool ladder or railing. Feel safe, knowing you won’t drift away: you’re securely connected with the straps. When you feel safe, you experience what’s true about water and deep water. It holds you up. Overcome fear. Patent pending.

How to Succeed
The book gives you every single step of learning to swim, bar none. To use the Strap Kit: one 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. As you become more confident, expand a strap to float further away. Color coded connectors make straps simple. Pipes fill with water, keeping Float Bar on the floor. Float Bar immediately drains while being removed from pool.

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.

This kit includes:

  • Float bar plans* PDF: build it yourself with PVC pipe. Excellent instructions with photos. For $65 more, get the Float bar.
  • three straps
  • how-to book
  • how-to DVD
  • podcast

*Float Bar is built to the specifications below.

1. Why do I need the book, DVD, and podcast?
If you have a float bar and you use “common knowledge” to teach yourself to float, it’s all too likely that you follow traditional thinking, skip steps, and become discouraged. Much common knowledge is incorrect. At Miracle Swimming, steps are not skipped and success is assured. Our book, DVD, and podcast teach you how to learn, feeling safe all the time. No more panicking in the shallow or deep, at the wall or in the middle. Your urgency to learn is understandable. However, a little knowledge first goes a long way. 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. Formal strokes are not relevant and not included. You can learn to swim safely in deep water fully with the book, straps, and a pool with a ladder.

2. Ideally, your tummy 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 tummy will touch it?
If you’re fairly lean, you will most likely float at a diagonal and your feet will be on the floor, tummy below the surface and the Bar.
If you’re not lean, you will most likely float horizontally and your abdomen will touch the Float Bar.


Height: 40 inches to top of cross bar
Length: 67 inches
Width (including side supports): 81 inches
Width of cross bar: 40 inches