"Dead man's float"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 2 16:01:36 UTC 2014

This would not be a "survival float", I think,
because energy would be expended keeping one's legs horizontal.


At 6/1/2014 09:52 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:

>Here is some relevant information from Dictionary.com
>[Begin excerpt]
>dead-man's float
>noun Swimming.
>a prone floating position, used especially by beginning swimmers, with
>face downward, legs extended backward, and arms stretched forward.
>Also called prone float.
>Origin: 1945­50
>Dictionary.com Unabridged
>Based on the Random House Dictionary,  Random House, Inc. 2014.
>[End excerpt]

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