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San
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San asked in SportsSwimming & Diving · 2 months ago

Floating on your back?

With some practice, is it possible to keep floating on the surface of the swimming pool on your back without making any move?

Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
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    Different people have different buoyancy, it's based on how much fat you have.  Some people can float and some people just sink.  Fat tends to float and muscle is more dense and tends to sink.  Typically people's legs tend to have less fat than their torsos so people's legs tend to sink relative to their upper body, so it is pretty much impossible to stay parallel with the surface of the water without added flotation or movement.

    • San
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      2 months agoReport

      Thanks!

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