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Video: 2 Ways to Save Yourself From Drowning According to Olympic Swimmers

VIDEO: 2 Ways to Save Yourself From Drowning According to Olympic Swimmers
11/08/2018 07:19 11K 427 721.3K

Even the most experienced swimmers can find themselves in a situation where something has gone wrong and they start to drown. That's why it's crucial to know what to do and what NOT to do in this scenario. One day, this knowledge might save your life.

For example, when a person is drowning, they need to fight not the water but their instincts. The thing is, when somebody feels that they aren't in control of the situation, they start to flail as hard as they can. By panicking, they make themselves submerge deeper and deeper. As a result, they get exhausted quickly and can't stay afloat long enough to wait for help. Do you wanna know more about it? Then watch the video!

TIMESTAMPS:
Some statistics about drowning 0:41
Don't panic 1:05
Tread water correctly 2:54
Float on your back 4:09
Breathe in medium-sized lungfuls of air 6:02

#survivaltips #drowning #saveyourlife

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SUMMARY:
- With regards to the US, there were approximately 3,500 unintentional fatal drownings a year from 2005 to 2014. This means that approximately 10 people lost their lives in the water every day!
- When somebody feels that they aren't in control of the situation, they start to flail as hard as they can. By panicking, they make themselves submerge deeper and deeper. As a result, they get exhausted quickly and can't stay afloat long enough to wait for help.
- Let's see how to tread water correctly. Your body has to stay upright, and your head should be above the surface. You need to move your arms and legs to keep yourself afloat. You can use your arms and legs together, just your legs, or just your arms.
- Remember that one of the most important things about treading water is being calm and breathing slowly. This way, you won't get tired and will improve your energy efficiency as well.
- The second way to stay on the surface of the water until somebody comes to rescue you is to float on your back. This is the best way to calm yourself and breathe normally.
- When you exhale a deep breath, your body sinks into the water more deeply. This happens because the difference between the volume of air inside and outside the lungs is too great. That's why the best way to stay afloat is to breathe in medium-sized lungfuls of air.
- Don't hold your breath! This will lead to a build-up of CO2, and this won't help you. On the contrary, you'll get out of breath much sooner.

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Comments (796)
  • BRIGHT SIDE
    BRIGHT SIDE

    Hey there! How old were you when you learned to swim? 🏊

  • The Versusrs
    The Versusrs

    11 but in still learning more but um pretty good!!🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Ida Rinne
    Ida Rinne

    I started swimming when I was 8 months old. But I swam 20 meters when I was 4

  • Minnah
    Minnah

    I’m turning 13 and I can’t swim someone helpp

  • Da'ron Mason
    Da'ron Mason

    Why do African Americans have a difficult time swimming???

  • E.S.B sene
    E.S.B sene

    Once i was pulled very deep into the water by a heavy person. But i just relaxed and wait till he let me go. I knew that i could hold my breath long enough. I had enough time to swim back to the air...

  • Shubham Juvatkar
    Shubham Juvatkar

    If I knew how to float I could even try to swim. I can't tread nor float 😂.

  • joe33334
    joe33334

    It appears your hands Must be under the water ? but you did not mention this.

  • TXX
    TXX

    There is one little problem. If you don't panic and you float calmly in the water nobody is coming to save you. 😊

  • Troy Allen
    Troy Allen

    Floats on water .. big wave knocks you over and you still drown

  • xXlaUgHingCooKieXx
    xXlaUgHingCooKieXx

    Ofcourse when ur about to drown u will be not focused and remember this xD

  • Greggy Eggy
    Greggy Eggy

    They really have to blame other people just so they don’t get blamed for it not working

  • Mark Juan
    Mark Juan

    im not pro swimmer nor good swimmer but i save 20 people from drowning on pagoda incident here in philippines

  • Raymond Lanit
    Raymond Lanit

    im so glad im watching this while drowning.. you saved my life thanks

  • Velo-Pro International
    Velo-Pro International

    You can also take your pants off, tie the Cuffs with your socks and make pontoons. That only works if you're wearing pants.

  • Charanjit Kour
    Charanjit Kour

    Wow❤💛💚💙💜♥💝💖💗💗💛💞💕

  • Joachim Roomaney
    Joachim Roomaney

    You need to get lessons by a teacher and not a swimmer!!!! Even the brightest spark can't do anything without practice.

  • The Unconquerable
    The Unconquerable

    Why complicate things if you can't swim? Simply swim in a water just around your chest.