Recently Nemos just like many other squads have turned up at 7.30am and looked barely awake as they arrived. They were still in their PJ’s!
Swimmers swam for 30 minutes, some regretted wearing onzies and long sleeved pyjamas despite advice not to 🙂
After this swimmers became survivors of the sea as they role played the film Titanic and had a lesson in personal survival! The ship began to sink and the debris broke up into small pieces. Swimmers got hold of the debris (floats) and kicked gently trying to conserve energy.
Approximately 10 % of your body heat is lost from your head and also other major areas such as the groin, neck, rib cage and armpits so next swimmers were encouraged to get into the H-E-L-P position. This stands for Heat Escape Lessening Position. Swimmers held their floats to help them float whilst drawing their knees to their chest and their arms around the sides with the head remaining out of water.
Finally swimmers practiced on land the Huddle position before trying in small groups then a big group in the water. It is always sensible to stay as a group and use each other for moral support and to keep the heat in each others bodies by remaining closely positioned in proximity. Swimmers are also more likely to be spotted by emergency services in the air. Swimmers would link their left arm around another person whilst holding a float for buoyancy. They should bend their knees just like in the HELP position.