Swimming As A Life Saver A Most Read For All Swimmers

Swimming As A Life Saver A Most Read For All Swimmers
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Swimming As A Life Saver A Most Read For All Swimmers
Swimming when properly mastered could save one's life or
perhaps the life of another when drowning. A good swimmer should go the extra mile by knowing the basic resuscitation method which is the main aid administered to a drowned person or casualty as the case may be. The distance to the lifebuoy should be very important; this could be thrown to the Victim considering the distance to the edge of the pool.

    Swimming technical instructions 

    Another method is to allow the victim to fight for breath for a while so that when grabbed from behind expertly and dragged to the edge of the pool with the aid of a lifebuoy or perhaps the inverted breaststroke technique.

    The casualty is rescued and first aid administered. But it is in an open water body like the Beach, a professional lifeguard should be allowed to do his job, it should be noted that swimming at the beach is of high risk and if they mast The basic skills and tips to staying alive till rescue comes in case of an emergency should be learned. A precautionary (preventive) measure is very important.

    The contribution of other agencies is sought to propagate basic safety awareness. Our youths who are enticed to swimming could get drown and if not rescued on time, die. Water is no respect for class.

    We should therefore learn to be water friendly. The Beach show organizers and owes us the civic responsibilities to announce via the media the state of the ocean (beach), tides and waves, and so on. This information could be sourced from The Nigeria Institute of Marine Research.

    Open Water summary and  Techniques:

    Several techniques assist competitive swimming over large areas of open water. Sighting when covering large distances, swimmers may head off course a large to current, waves, wind, and poor visibility. Typically, buoys are stationed periodically across a large expanse to provide guidance.
    Swimming As A Life Saver A Most Read For All Swimmers

    However, buoys are often invisible due to interference from choppy water and reduced visibility through goggles. Swimmers are encouraged to 'triangulate' by 1 looking for two aligners easily visible objects on land that are directly behind the destination (such as the end of a pier as it lubes up with a
    hilltop), and to make sure they continue to appear aligned during the race.

    An experienced swimmer will regularly breathe forward to sight the target, and forming a pattern of sighting on every third or fourth breath.


    When swimming in water with different salt concentrations, the body floats at different angles. The lungs create enough flotation for most swimmers to float, but the legs typically still sink, causing the body to angle downward. Or the higher the legs will float.

    wet suit also creates this effect. When in saltwater or wearing a wet suit, the reach stroke can enter the water sooner to compensate, Also in saltwater or with wet suits, fat less use of the leg is required than would be the case for Swimming in a pool due to the reduced need to raise the legs, this is an extra advantage in triathlon where the legs are spared for the other event.

    Drafting is the technique of following another swimmer so closely that water and wind resistance is reduced. When swimming across the wind, Swimmers can benefit from swimming slightly downwind and at waist height to a stronger swimmer. In calmer conditions, or when facing the wind, swimmers can benefit from 'toe touching swimming very closely behind a stronger swimmer.

    Beach starting /exiting 

    In shallow water, it is quicker to high step into the water and at hip depth, begins dolphining through the water. Before the race, check the nature of the before striking out for shore once more and (3) to relax until a cramp is relieved or until it goes away of its own accord. in any case, it is a very handy and very simple float position to learn and use one you would be well advised to add to your swimming skills.

    Of course, it is always wise to look about you for possible objects to use as floats if you feel you are going to be in trouble. Even though the object may not in itself be large enough or buoyant enough to keep you afloat, its sight buoyancy may be enough to keep you afloat for longer than you would have without it.

    Perhaps the riskiest advice to give anyone is that concerning life-saving methods. This is true because it is often the case that is swimmer untrained in life-saving techniques who attempt a rescue becomes the second victim.

    The original victim in a panicky frenzy can pull the rescuer under the water and both will drown. In certain extreme cases, someone trained in life-saving may find it necessary to strike a frantic victim in such a way as to subdue him.

    However, this should be an exception. Rather than a rule and something a novice at lifesaving should never attempt if you should find yourself in a position where someone is in trouble in all cases you should try to help him. But you should never jump into the water before all other methods of helping the victim are exhausted.

    Depending on the situation you should extend a long pol or an oar; throw a rope,e or hang onto stationary support while extending your hand.

    If you are in a boat especially a small boat such as a rowboat and you are trying to pull someone aboard bring the person to the stern o  the boat and lift him in from there. This will keep the boat from capsizing. The method of lifting the victim is the same as the used in lifting someone from a pool.

    If you are tossing a floating object (such as a ring buoy)that has a tope attached, place your foot firmly on one end of them before you toss the ring into the water. Hold the buoy in one hand one end of the rope) and throw both simultaneously.

    Try to throw the object in his grasp pull steadily using a hand over hand method. If all possible methods of lifesaving from a ground position have been exhausted and you must jump into the water to help the victim, remember these basic rules.

    Always approach the victim from behind. And be prepared to break any hold that the victim may place on you. It is often best if you can submerge, and they approach the victim from the rear. In most cases, the victim is so interested in staying above the water that he will not go under to grab onto you.

    It is often best if you can submerge, and they approach the victim from the rear, In most cases, the victim in go interested in staying above the water that he will not go under to grab onto you.

    The carry recommended takes some strength. You should grab the victim's left arm with your left arm and pin it behind him while placing your other arm across his chest. Your right arm will pass under both the victim's arms. In this carry your legs must provide all the propulsion, using the kick from the side-stroke or the flutter kick.

    (A variation of this carry omits to pin one of the victim's arms behind him, which enables you to stroke with your free arm).
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