Belt should be loose but should not fall past hips when standing. Tether comes with instructions.
You can literally learn to be confident in water (shallow and deep) on your own with the combination of the book and tether.
The book teaches you how to slow down to a full stop so you can be yourself without pushing or rushing. This is essential to learning to swim.
Then the book tells you exactly what to do to make every single part of becoming comfortable in water a non-threatening and pleasurable experience. You will have questions. The author answers them.
The book then teaches you basics, like how to be comfortable putting your face in water; your head under water; opening your eyes for fun; keeping water out of your nose. Then you will be ready to try things that you’d normally only want to do with an instructor beside you. The tether fills that role. It prevents you from getting away from the wall. Adjust it to keep you within easy reach of the wall just by lifting your hands.
When you try things, feeling safe that you can’t float away, you will realize that the water is doing the work of supporting you. You’ll experience yourself floating with tension and then without it perhaps for the first time. This, too, is essential to learning to swim. Front float, back float, shallow water, deep water. Use the tether for each of these and you will slowly and tentatively become convinced that you float and can remain in control, by yourself, and peaceful. The book does not ask you to take risks. It teaches you to stay 100% true to yourself at all times, following the part of you that guides you: “Do this. Don’t do that. This would be fun. That wouldn’t.” There are no “shoulds.”
Slowly but surely and inevitably your confidence will grow if you stay true to yourself, do what the book says, and use the tether. Adult swimming lessons will be transformed by this combination of book and tether!
To use the tether: the belt (long strap) goes around your waist. The shortest strap connects to the mooring: pool railing, ladder or Float Bar: thread the buckle through the loop. The royal blue strap, 4 feet long, extends or shortens your distance from your mooring. As you become more confident, expand the tether to float further away. Color coded connectors make assembly simple. If you’d like to double your distance from the float bar or pool, buy the extra extender or buy a 6-foot (kelly green) long extender. In the beginning of learning to back float, you may wish to connect the belt directly to the white loop to keep you as close as possible. The belt has an extra male buckle that connects to the other parts of the tether. U.S. Patent #11,331,554. Choose the belt that most closely fits your waist.
Choose a length of belt above (the long strap).
Directions for learning the front float and back float with the tether are included with the Tether. They are written into the new book, Conquer Your Fear of Water: A Revolutionary Way to Learn to Swim Without Ever Feeling Afraid, Second edition.
The 41 inch belt is purple. The 52 inch belt is light blue. The 70 inch belt is yellow.
Tethers are made in the United States. No plastic packaging. The extenders offered are now 4 feet long rather than 3 feet. Long extenders are 6 feet.