Float to Live

Would you know what to do if you got into difficulty in the water? Float by following these five simple steps – it could save your life.

How to Float

If you found yourself struggling in the water unexpectedly, your instinct would tell you to swim hard. But cold water shock could make you gasp uncontrollably. Then you could breathe in water and drown. Instead, you should Float to Live.

5 steps to know how to float

However you end up in the water, if you end up in difficulty, Float to Live.

  • Tilt your head back with ears submerged
  • Relax and try to breathe normally
  • Move your hands to help you stay afloat
  • It’s OK if your legs sink we all float differently
  • Spread your arms and legs to improve stability

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Make sure your loved ones know what do if they get into difficulty too. Help them learn how to float.

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