The first step is to choose the place for swimming. Let it be the beach with a clear bottom, without waves and currents. It is advisable to take a partner who knows how to swim well. He can give you back up if you at first, something will happen.
Let's start with mastering the most basic skills – the ability to lie on your back, slide on the water, open eyes in water. To do this, perform a few exercises.
Log in water at a depth just above the belt. Holding for a partner, take a breath, hold your breath and immerse yourself in the water. Stand up and repeat this several times. Then try to do the same exercise, but with open eyes.
Now let's learn how to keep water balance. Log in water knee-deep, stand up on all fours. Inhale, legs fold tightly together and lift them from the bottom horizontal to the surface of the water. Try to walk in this position the bottom of the reservoir resting on the palms of the hands.
The next exercise helps you to stay afloat. Enter into water on a belt, take a deep breath. Sit down and put your arms around his legs, pressing the chin to the knees. Try to hold this position on the surface of the water a few seconds. Do this exercise several times.
Now let's learn how to do exhale into water. With a partner, log in water at a depth just above the belt. Take a deep breath, hold your breath and sit down in the water. Try it in the water to exhale through the mouth. And so repeat several times.
Move on to the rowing movements of the hands. These exercises are better to work first on the shore, and then consolidate them in the water.
Stand straight keeping your arms at shoulder width. Do circular movements by hands back and forth. Watch the hands - they should always be turned with the palms back. Do this same drill but with only one hand.
Lie on the sand with your back, extend hands forward, palms out, expand. Do waving his arms back, try raking with your hands as much as possible of sand. This exercise is very useful for hands.
Again lay down on the sand, but on the stomach. Stretch your arms forward, legs fold together, pull feet. Slightly lift the legs up and make them a few moves up and down. Try to keep arms, head and torso remained motionless. As soon as you do all these exercises on the shore, you can start training in the water.
Perform the rowing arms and legs synchronously and rhythmically. Try to gradually increase the amplitude of the strokes. Over time, you will be able to perfectly control his body in the water.
Doing these exercises, you will be able to learn to swim and a dog, and a frog, and on the back, and crawl.