Member Question: I Can't Float!

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Member Question from getripped

You know how you can blow all the air out of your lungs and sink down and sit on the bottom of the pool? I can do that with a full breath of air. I went to the pool the other day and realized I can't float at all.  I can go all the way to the bottom, give a little push upwards with my toes and I will start to sink again before I even hit the top of the water. Is there something wrong with my body composition that disallows floating?

 

I am 6'6", 215 lbs., and about 17% body fat. I have worked down from 328 lbs. and 38% body fat. It makes it really hard to swim properly. I get no propulsion from my kick. The only use I get from kicking is keeping my toes from dragging the bottom of the pool. I have the Total Immersion video and book. [.....]

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date: September 24, 2008

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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