Too late to learn to swim as an adult?
In life we all put things off. Whether that be going to the doctor, or starting a new healthy lifestyle. Swimming, or rather lack of swimming skills, is one of those life skills, an unspoken taboo that adults hide from loved ones and friends.
Its usually around the time of a holiday or pending honeymoon that non-swimmers look for private swimming lessons. The embarrassment felt from reaching this point in your life that you embark on that special trip away, but at the same time know that you wont fully enjoy the water activities whilst there. You may even avoid the water! It could be that the idea of your loved one finally realizing that you never learned to swim as a child or young adult is enough to finally get you looking for swimming lessons online.
Of course, these feelings of shame or embarrassment are perfectly normal, but really have no merit. If you wasn’t taught to swim as a child, adult or OAP.. you are unlikely to know how to swim. I can promise all readers that most people do not swim well. Like any sport, it takes time to refine swimming strokes, but it is still possible to improve quickly and learn those much needed breathing techniques to become a good swimmer.
The benefits of learning to swim as an adult are not just holiday related of course. Ultimately swimming is the perfect form of exercise, especially as you age. The water supports your body, reducing pressure on your joints, whilst providing you the resistance to work against. The aerobic workout you can get from swimming (once breathing properly) is matched by the strength training it simultaneously provides. The benefit of knowing how to swim and save your own life too, makes it a skill worth learning.
It is never too late to learn to swim as an adult. Get in touch today to start your swim journey.