06 Jan Swimming basics: push and glide
The best way to start
As for all strokes really, the first place to start is with a ‘push and glide’ through the water. To achieve this, you’ll need to be able to:
Understand your own buoyancy
Happily move away from the wall/floor and let the water support you
Place your face in the water
A push with the feet from a wall or floor will propel the swimmer forwards.