I’m Petty Officer Michael Pasquale. I am an air crew survival equipment man in the United States Navy. I’m also an instructor here at Naval Survival Training Institute. Today I’ll be talking about treading water. As you could see, Petty Officer Trejo is demonstrating the proper technique,
keeping the water at his chin level, sculling his arms back and forth, keeping him above the water. Proper body position would be as if you were sitting on a stool,
head slightly tilted back, using a modified frog kick versus a scissor kick. The modified frog kick would be bringing your knees up towards your chest. Legs would be out, feet down in a downward motion, keeping you above the water. With using this proper technique you’ll be able to stay above water longer while waiting for rescue.