One of the skills required to get your maroon badge or up back in good ol' swimming lessons. It stands for:

Heat Escape Lessening Posture

Usually taken at the same as treading skills, this posture was to be employed if you ever found yourself in the water for an extended period of time. Practiced wearing a flotation device, one was to assume a fetal position, and just float. This is to regulate body temperature and lengthen the time before hypothermia sets in.

Helpful if ever lost at sea...

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