It has never occurred to me that floating on the water can be so difficult. I’ve been totally at ease in the water for as long as my memory goes.
You need to be absolutely confident in the water (knowing that you won’t drown), get over the insecurity of not having someone’s hand supporting any part of your body. And of course, totally relax your body so that you can adjust your weight distribution to achieve the feeling of weightlessness in the water.
I’ve seen adults flounder in the water. Maybe it’s much easier for children who are still fearless and free of burdens at the back of their minds.
Here’s my little one, overcoming her fears, floating with ease in the pool.
My little starfish…