Start Learning to Swim

I am wondering where to start learning to swim. What is best to concentrate on to start with when you first begin to learn to swim?

As a beginner learning how to swim for the first time, the most important parts to concentrate on will depend mostly on your confidence level.

Some people come with built-in confidence, whereas others come with a complete fear of water and swimming.

For those comfortable in the water and confident, learning how to stop and stand up mid-swim is important. That is, of course, the basics of learning how to kick and pull with the arms.

Adult beginners can choose between learning front crawl or breaststroke; most usually find breaststroke the easiest to start with.

If you fear the water or lack confidence, you must become comfortable with getting your face wet and submerging under the water. The other basics of learning to swim include arm pull and leg kick techniques and stopping and standing mid-swim.

If you lack confidence, you must take each step slowly and gradually, progressing at your own pace and trying out new things only when you are comfortable doing so.

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How Hard Is It To Learn To Swim?

I'm an adult that has avoided swimming for over 30 years. I want to break my fear desperately. How hard is it to learn to swim?

Learning to swim as an adult is not nearly as scary as you think. Breaking your fear of the water or your fear of swimming is a matter of learning how your body behaves in the water and how it feels to be moving about in the water without necessarily swimming at first.

The most obvious thing to do is get yourself some swimming lessons with a qualified swimming instructor, either in a class or one-to-one privately. There are plenty of swimming lessons for adults. Do not be embarrassed or nervous. For every adult that bites the bullet and goes for it, hundreds still wish they could do just that.

If swimming lessons are not for you, then go to the swimming pool with a friend or relative as support. Get into the shallow part of the pool and move about. Walk around, go slightly deeper, maybe up to chest depth and walk about. Get a feel for how your body behaves in the water.

Next is to practice submerging or putting your face into the water, holding your breath, blowing bubbles, and all that stuff. Use some swim goggles if necessary, as they can enhance your confidence.

Once you have become confident with submerging (whilst still standing on the pool floor), your fear of water or swimming is well and truly on the way to being conquered. Learning to swim from there is a piece of cake!

Learn how it feels to lift your feet off the pool floor and float or kick your legs. You can do this holding the poolside or onto your supportive assistant.

Learning to swim a particular swimming stroke, such as breaststroke or front crawl, is just a matter of what to do with your arms and legs. It is learning to deal with floating, submerging and regaining a standing position from swimming that makes a difference to someone with any fear of swimming.

Learn at your own pace. Rome was not built in a day, and everyone learns to swim at different rates. Practice and determination will prevail, and you will soon enjoy one thing you have always wanted to achieve.

My ebook The Complete Beginners Guide To Swimming contains all the help and support you need, from relaxing, floating and breathing to all the technique tips for learning to swim the four basic strokes Click the link below for more information.

The most important swimming tips for beginners plus a whole lot more

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