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Rules of behavior on the water

But if we know how to behave properly and be able to control ourselves, we can avoid many unpleasant situations.

What we are afraid of, first of all, when we sail awayFar from the shore, - of course, cramps. Since childhood we have been told about them, they say, do not swim to where deep, but suddenly ... In fact, no "suddenly" does not happen!

Let's figure it out: Cramps are an involuntary painful contraction of the muscles that have become - allegedly - the cause of the death of many people. This is nonsense, just forget it and do not wind yourself. Cramps occur not only in the water, they can cause any awkward or sharp movement. Just on land they do not frighten us. But in the water we only think about them, no matter how they suddenly start, by the way, which very often provokes them.

Do not be afraid of cramps! If you felt during the voyage that the leg was brought down (most often the calf muscle), but at the same time you are calm, cramps do not frighten you.

You just need to take a deep breath, take Float pose (It is also called Pose of a barrel, That is, immerse the head in water so thatSurface was only visible to your back), then take hold of the foot and fingers of the jointed leg and pull them toward you. Then try to completely relax your leg and swim, without loading that leg, which is brought, while actively working with your hands.

After seizures, the second place in the "horror stories" associated with water Whirlpools and funnels. Unfortunately (or, conversely, fortunately?), The general public often has a completely wrong idea of ​​their origin. Funnels, which may be a danger to you during the voyage, are formed exclusively next to the hydraulic structures, and there it is known that it is forbidden to swim there. As for whirlpools, they are extremely rare in our rivers. They are formed most often over any underwater obstacles - a large stone or tree, behind bridge supports, behind a rocky promontory near a concave bank. Depending on the strength of the current, the whirlpools are stronger or weaker. But even the strongest will not be able to delay you. If you swim well (this does not mean that you are a CCM or a master of sports in swimming, it is meant, it's good for an amateur), you can easily overcome the whirlpool if you go with the flow and do not stop.

And one more, probably, our strongest phobia is Thickets of algae. Here the main thing is to keep oneself in hand. With algae is very easy to cope, just do not wind it yourself and not give vent to fantasy, thinking that they can be life-threatening. For example, ribbon-like algae, such as sedge, often grow on shallow places that can be crossed on foot. If you are greeted by thickets of lilies or water lilies, the stems of which go right up to the bottom, and their plexuses hampered the movements of your hands, stay afloat, help yourself with your feet, draw air, lower your head into the water and calmly, without panic, free your hands.

Another useful tip is to learn how to relax on aWater, for this, lying on your back, pull out straight relaxed hands behind your head, which to the level of eyebrows you need to immerse in water. If this is not enough, and the legs begin to fall down, stick your fingers or hands out of the water and your feet will immediately float. Your body will assume a position of horizontal balance.

Lying on your back, take a deep breath and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds, then exhale slowly and inhale quickly again.

It is useful to master the technique of rest so that when you start to be nervous about something during the voyage, you can just relax and rest. And then, coming to, to return to the shore.

All the above tips how to cope withUnforeseen circumstances, for lovers of extreme sports, since there are no algae, no whirlpools, no funnels in places intended for bathing. But, when we decide to swim in unfamiliar waters for us, we must always be psychologically and physically ready for any surprises. It is very important to learn to control yourself in unforeseen circumstances, just do not let fear take control of yourself. At the moment of a panic attack, try to convince yourself that once you calm down and get ready, it will be much easier for you to understand the situation.

Be careful and take care!


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