Posted by: WetSandyFeet on Jun-14-12 11:00 AM (EST)
Go to a deep pool and see how bouyant your body actually is.
When I was a bit heavier and less muscular I floated with my shoulders up and out of the water (in a standing position). Now I float with just my head out of the water (standing position).
Sometimes FAT FLOATS but muscle weight doesn't.
I wear my life jacket because I'm supposed to, its the law. Regardless of the law, I'd always have a PDF device with me because its wise to be prepared. Also I tether my casio waterproof phone to it.
It is important to know how your body will react if you get dumped. The more you swim and play around in deep pools the more you will know how you are in deep water.