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Old 06-22-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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i was wondering if you can float on your stomach or just you back.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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Dead bodies are often found floating face down. I can't see why a dead body floats on the stomach and a live body won't.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Take red cross swimming lessons and they will show you how that can be done by trapping air in your shirt - keep your head above water
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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A dead body doesnt need to breathe. Might be a bit difficult to do if your face is in the water...
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:12 AM
 
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Get a snorkel. Well, then get a mask too, and do it in clear water!
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I sink like a rock, even while on the back. Someone blamed it on low body fat. I dunno?
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:02 AM
 
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I sink like a rock, even while on the back. Someone blamed it on low body fat. I dunno?
My dad always sank, too. I think he was just very solid, and had dense bones. I got the dense bones and compact muscles, but, alas, am fluffy enough to float like a cork.

We learned the "dead man's float" in swimming lessons. It did require holding your breath, though.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I float no matter what, I can definitely do a "dead man's float" for as long as I could stand keeping my head underwater. I don't like to do it, though, I can't swim, just float, and I don't like the idea of someone sneaking up behind me.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Yes I can do both.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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The most useful thing I learned in high school swim class. Had to do it for one full hour with street clothes on.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOYxoBS4S_8
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