I'm a beginner and would like to learn to swim quickly. Could you please give some helpful swimming tips?
The speed at which you learn to swim will depend on your experience, your confidence level and how often you practice.
The key stages of learning to swim are learning to kick, using your arms, how to stop and stand up mid-swim, how to breathe, how to submerge and how to float.
Depending on how confident you are with each of those elements will determine how quickly you learn to swim.
Holding your breath and submerging is usually the part most people find difficult, especially if they fear water or are nervous. Partially submerging or breathing out into the water can sometimes help this.
Floating on the water's surface and then regaining a standing position is the next difficult part, especially if you float well.
If you are comfortable practising all the above, then using your arms and legs to kick and move through the water will be easy. Depending, of course, on which swimming stroke you wish to learn. Breaststroke is best for an adult beginner to learn, first of all.
It is very important as a beginner to swim so that you do not learn alone in the pool. You must be in the swimming pool with a friend or a swimming instructor.
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