Glossary of Swimming/Water Safety Instruction
This page contains a comprehensive glossary of aquatic activities, swimming, and water safety instruction. Other glossaries on this web site include the First Aid/CPR glossary and the Lifesaving/Water Safety glossary.
- instinctive drowning response
- Behaviors commonly exhibited by active drowning victims, including vertical position with head back, thrashing arms, ineffective or nonexistent kicking, wide eyes and fearful facial expression, and inability to call out or wave for help.