Why do you want to learn to swim?

imagesIf you are planning to learn to swim, it is useful to ask yourself:

  • Who is going to be involved?
  • Where am I going to do it?
  • How will I do it?
  • When will I do it?
  • Why am I doing it?
  • What will I do?

If you come for swimming lessons with with Swim With Ease the who, how, where and when are all answered for you. So that leaves the most important questions: why and what.

There are many reasons why people want to learn to swim: for fitness, in order to spend time with children/grandchildren in the pool, to overcome a lifelong fear or to go snorkeling over coral reefs on holiday. If your goal is just to be able to move a certain distance through the water regardless of how you feel, you need to look more deeply at your reasons for learning to swim.  Fundamentally, you want to feel comfortable and in control in the water.

So what do you do to gain this control?

You spend time learning how your mind and body react to the water in different positions (on your back, front or side; with straight limbs or bent limbs; with your face forward, up or down) and how you change from one position to another. This guided exploration eventually leads to a level of control that affords you the movements you need in order to propel yourself through the water at will.

Once you have pondered the questions above, hopefully you can shift the emphasis from learning to swim to learning to be comfortable and in control in the water. Learning to swim takes a little time, however just being in the water is something that you can do straight away. Every moment you spend in the water is valuable, whether you are holding onto the side of a pool or floating freely in the sea. If you are patient and build up these experiences with a little guidance the questions you will eventually¬† be asking will be “Why didn’t I do that sooner?” and “What was all the fuss about?”