HOW TO TREAD WATER USING EGG BEATER TECHNIQUE
Learning how to tread water can start out very hard and uncomfortable. Although once you get the hang of it you can tread water for long periods on time.
People think that treading water is easy and they could do it forever. Well defiantly so not the case.
Military, fire dept. and police use treading water in there training test workouts and yes 9 times out of 10 they are timed.
So with that being said I will bullet point some points that you need to work on while you are doing your treading training.
So a swimmer treading water using the egg beater technique will be
- In a sitting position in the deep end of the pool so your legs will not touch the bottom of the pool.
- Bending your knees at about a 90 degree angle.
- Having your legs wider than shoulder width apart to balance you.
- Kicking your legs towards you in a circular motion at opposite timing. For example: Moving your left leg clockwise and your right leg counterclockwise or vise versa.
If you are just starting out learning how to tread water I advise that you start in the deep end of the pool. Make sure you are close to the edge of the pool, or able to get back to a shallow end quickly.
And of course repetition is key! The more you do it the better you get and the longer you are able to learn how to tread water. Even if you do not decide to use the egg beater technique then make sure you are having fun.
Always remember to pay attention to all signs and pool rules in and around the pool. And remember stay safe and sunscreen on if you are having fun in the sun.