Filled with excitement, kids line up to take part in their swimming lessons. Many are a little nervous and some aren’t sure they are going to enjoy the experience. But kids aren’t the only people that could benefit from taking swim lessons. Adults can also get a lot out of this type of learning opportunity. There are several reasons why adults might want to consider taking a plunge in the water with a certified instructor.
Fear of the Water
Some adults have a real fear of the water that prevents them from enjoying time at the pool, the lake, or the beach. They don’t feel comfortable and because they don’t want others to know, they may completely avoid these situations. Lessons don’t need to start out with an individual swimming across the pool. For some adults, they begin with getting the face wet, spending small amounts of time under water or even walking across the shallow end of the pool. All of these skills can help an adult feel more comfortable around the water.
Additional Confidence in the Water
Adults sometimes feel okay in the water but they don’t feel confident. They know that they can get in the water, stand up, and maybe even make it to the side of the pool if necessary, but that is about the extent of their skill in the water. Lessons can build on that, helping adults realize their potential. Lessons may center on learning a new stroke or making it easier to get around in the water. It could also be learning about how to float or tread water. All of these are valuable skills for an adult looking for additional confidence.
If an adult already feels comfortable and confident in the water, lessons could help with stroke improvement. This is especially beneficial for those that like to use the pool as a place to exercise. Getting better at a stroke means becoming more efficient while moving across the water. Once one stroke is mastered, another may be introduced to add variety to a workout. From there, the possibilities for lessons are endless.