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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 3.1K 107 131K

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

Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/

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 (357)
  • BRIGHT SIDE
    BRIGHT SIDE

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

  • *- BROKEN-*
    *- BROKEN-*

    I never got to swim until I was 10, I’m now 11 I learned how to swim with a friend.

  • Jasmine Endemann
    Jasmine Endemann

    +Kitties Victoria Well I learnt when I was 13 so don't give up! The best thing is to not be afraid of the water and practise as much as u can!

  • Maia Cooper
    Maia Cooper

    I was 3 three years old my parents put me in the water and said sink or swim I picked swim I am from Ohio

  • That Epic Gamer
    That Epic Gamer

    The backfloat is a great technique for saving yourself from drowning but what if you go far from shore and can't feel your legs touching the sand (The most horrible experience i have ever had) so you do a backfloat but no one is saving you because there are'nt any lifeguards? And what about the waves coming at your face when you are backfloat? All the water goes in your mouth and nose and for a minute it feels like you can't breathe?

  • Gillian Hunter
    Gillian Hunter

    Actually, drowners DO NOT Flail their arms and scream. Triggerec

  • Black
    Black

    I Hope I Can Remember All This When I'm About To Drown 🤔

  • dang its suki
    dang its suki

    3years ago i almost drowned i was screaminh nobody helpt me but then my vriend saved me thank god

  • Type Beat
    Type Beat

    What music is that in the background

  • Darius williams
    Darius williams

    I was at my cousin's pool I dived in I hit my head on the bottom of the pool but my big cousin saved me

  • zeni j
    zeni j

    Best tip I can shere it's this "don't go in the water if u don't nkow how to swim 😂

  • Acorn Leaf
    Acorn Leaf

    whєn í wαѕ чσungєr, í prєtєndєd tσ drσwn αѕ α prαnk σn mч ѕíвlíngѕ. í hαd mч lífє jαckєt σn ѕσ í thσught thєч knєw í wαѕ tríckíng thєm. wєll, í tσσk mч lífє jαckєt σff вєcαuѕє ít wαѕ вσthєríng mє. í wαѕ ѕlσwlч wαlkíng dєєpєr íntσ thє lαkє wαtєr αnd thєn í αccídєntαllч ѕtєppєd σvєr thє drσp σff. í tríєd cαllíng thαt í nєєdєd hєlp вut thєч dídn't вєlíєvє mє. ín mч mσmєntѕ σf pαníc, í αlmσѕt drσwnєd. thєn í rєαlízєd nσ σnє wαѕ gσíng tσ hєlp, ѕσ í quícklч puѕhєd mчѕєlf undєr wαtєr αnd líkє crαwlєd σn thє вσttσm вєcαuѕє αt thє tímє, í dídn't knσw hσw tσ ѕwím. lucklч, í dídn't drσwn🙃

  • nitro tube
    nitro tube

    I have 100% swim skills i swim faster than you

  • remixplayz
    remixplayz

    Thank you I appreciate it keep on making more videos I am person who does not go on the beach or on a boat to have a ride but this will help me one day

  • Marife Ola
    Marife Ola

    When it was actually my first time swimming in a deep pool, like jumping without knowing it was deep, I panicked and sinked. I don't know what happened but my body just reacted. I kicked my legs swiftly and grasp for air. It's a good thing that I already know how to float using my back and so I floated until I tried to swim. I just kicked my legs and that's how I learned how to swim. It was when I was 10 years old tho...Now I'm 15 and a freestyle swimmer.

  • mrbee
    mrbee

    What if a shark was in the ocean? Or somewhere else?