But my deficiency is not their fault. Every summer until sixth grade, over my strident objections, they would enroll me in the age-appropriate weeklong lesson at the community center pool. I hated them. The swim lessons, not my parents. I loathed putting my face in the water. I dreaded holding my breath.
How to overcome your fear of swimming | Life and style | The Guardian
Mon-Fri: ampm Saturday: ampm Sunday: pmpm. If you never had the opportunity as a child, you can easily how to learn swimming as an adult. At first, being in the water may feel strange, unfamiliar, and even a little worrying. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise. One way to overcome that fear is to start in the shallow end of the pool. Practice holding your breath while your head is under the surface, knowing you can come up for air whenever you wish.
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You are in the zone and ready to go, but what things do you take to your first swimming lesson? Check with your pool to see if there are any guidelines on what swimwear is permitted. It is advisable when learning to swim to make sure swimwear is as close fitting as possible. Towel and robe. A towel is essential for drying off after your swim, but if you are nervous about walking around the poolside in your swimwear, it is a good idea to bring a towelling robe to cover up and keep warm.
I teach swimming to nervous adults. Some of my pupils are so nervous that one could say they have a form of aquaphobia. One woman I taught was so fearful of water on her face that when she had her shower installed she had it fitted so that the water came from the side and not overhead. She is now, after a few batches of weekly lessons, swimming on her front and on her back, and is learning front crawl. She swims with her face in the water and is learning to flip over from her front to her back.