Overcoming Fear and Learning to Swim For Adults
Are you one of millions of people who wish they could swim? According to a Gallop poll, 39% of American adults are afraid to put their head under water. That’s almost 100 million people. 46% of American adults are afraid in water deep enough to cover their head. And 64% are afraid in open water.
Learning to swim takes confidence, control, and a love of the water. If you can learn to overcome and heal your fear of the water, then feeling safe and swimming comfortably will be the natural, predictable result.
Is There More to Swimming Than Learning Strokes? Learning strokes works well for kids that aren’t afraid. Children intuitively pick up basic swimming skills as they learn strokes, such as comfort, control, and how the water works. Adults and children who are afraid cannot learn this way.
What is Panic Prevention? Panic Prevention offers safety lessons for swimming in a fearful situation. Traditional swimming lessons don’t include Panic Prevention. Useful for novice or skilled swimmers, it offers the best chance for a positive outcome when a swimmer is afraid.
Fear of the water can arise from a negative experience, memory, or lesson. Miracle Swimming is designed for adults and the specific way they learn. Using fun and effective methods, adults can learn to shed their fear and love the water.
Here are some Miracle Swim Class students and their thoughts on the program:
There is an Introduction Adult Swim Class as well as a Beginner Class:
Introduction Class: This class is 2 hours (1 hour in the water, 1 hour out). There are two Introduction Classes being held next week (Sunday at 5:30). This class is $35.
Beginner Class: This class is a total of 24 hours of fun and comfort in the water. The cost for the class is $800 ($33 per hour).
Don’t let your fear of the water keep you from learning to swim. It is never too later to learn and enjoy the water!