Originally Posted by CoachBobM
You might try vertical kicking with quarter turns: Go into water that is over your head, fold your arms across your chest, and then keep your head above water by kicking. Periodically do quarter turns, first in one direction and then in the other, to learn how your kick coordinates with your body roll.
Relaxing is definitely a factor in achieving balance! We've had a number of people come to this forum over the years who were struggling with balance, and it hasn't been uncommon for them to report at some point "Today I relaxed, and suddenly everything worked!"
STill trying the skating, but having trouble.
Also, im looking for resources on swimming, but even when i do a good job of turning my chin for Air, the AIR feels rushed, as if im not getting enough...and i can "Feel " the tension when i put my head back down....:(