Are you among the many adults who don’t know how to swim? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! According to a poll conducted by Gallup, a research organization, 64 percent of American adults are afraid to be in deep, open water; 46 percent in deep pools. Many times adults who have not learned how to swim feel like it’s too late. This is not the case; it’s never too late to take swimming lessons. Here are some great reasons why every adult should learn how to swim:
- Safety: According to the USA Swimming Foundation, nine people in the U.S. die every day of drowning. Parents who learn how to swim will be more effective in not only protecting themselves, but also protecting their children against the dangers of drowning.
- Fun and Recreation: Whether it’s the water park or the beach; swimming is a great recreational activity for families in the summertime and on vacations. Knowing how to swim also makes a variety of water sports, such as boating, kayaking and snorkeling, accessible.
- Health: Swimming is a great workout for any age and any condition. It’s fantastic for your body, even for pregnant women or those with arthritis. Adults searching for a fun way to stay fit may want to consider adding swimming to their list of activities. There’s no age requirement and no age limit: just like golf, you can pick it up at any time.
If the idea of swimming lessons conjures up images of a class mixed with children and adults learning to swim side-by-side, rest assured that is not the case. It’s no secret that adults and children need to be taught differently. Adult swimming lessons are specifically tailored to teaching an adult student. Adults who may be embarrassed at the idea of taking swimming lessons late in life can put their mind at ease knowing that swimming lessons are taught by professional instructors. Swimming instructors understand how to teach people of all ages and do so on a daily basis.
Private lessons are great for adults who want to learn one-on-one with an instructor. Semi-private lessons are perfect for couples that both need to learn swimming skills, or even just friends who want to learn together. For more information on adult swimming lessons, simply call 888-549-SWIM (7946) and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.