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 can stop when you wish. You’re in control. By feeling safe, you can experiment and experience what is true about water and deep water. Overcome your fear.

One strap goes around your waist. One strap connects to the Float Bar, pool ladder or railing. One strap extends your distance from the Float Bar. As you become more confident, expand the third strap to let yourself float further away and practice returning to the Bar. Color coded connectors make assembly easy. Patents pending. Pipes fill with water, keeping Float Bar on the floor. Float Bar immediately drains when removed from pool.

This kit includes:

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

*Custom Float Bar: tell us the depth of your shallow end. We will customize bar and ship all parts: add $70 plus $20 shipping.

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, you take a chance on skipping steps, scaring  yourself, and getting discouraged. At Miracle Swimming, that doesn’t happen. Our book, DVD, and podcast teach you how to learn, feeling calm all the time. That’s the difference at Miracle Swimming. No more panicking in the shallow or deep, at the wall or in the middle. The urgency to learn is understandable. However, a little knowledge first goes a long way. Listen to the podcast first 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 left out.

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, or near it.
If you’re not lean at all, 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