The ability to rely on yourself for your safety in water over your head.
Once you can swim, you can learn to swim efficiently: strokes. Strokes come later, after the Beginning and Next Step courses.
If you can rely on yourself for your safety in water over your head and you’re perfectly happy there, you can already Swim. The point of further lessons might be learning strokes for efficiency, speed, and exercise. Any traditional learn-to-swim agency near you can teach you strokes.
However, if you cannot rely on yourself for your safety in deep water, or you are the least bit uncomfortable there, Miracle Swimming for Adults is the school for you.
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You probably have at least one friend who grew up with parents who took him/her to the pool when he/she was young and they played together. At an early age, her parents passed her between them in the water so she could learn how the water worked. Then, say by age two or three, she could move from here to there on her own, come up for air when she needed it, and turn onto her back to rest. Her movements were fast, her hands were inefficient, and she held her breath most of the time, but it worked. She felt safe and she liked being in the water. She felt the water holding her up and she was in control.
Her mom may have said to her friends at a play date, “Susie can Swim! I mean, she can’t swim, but she can Swim!” The mom is referring to two things. But she’s using the same word. Susie knows how the water works and has become independent for short periods of time. She can “Swim.” But she doesn’t know formal strokes yet: she can’t “swim.”
Many children and adults have passed a test by swimming (stroking) from one end of the pool to the other. That tested whether they could swim, not Swim.
If they were not required to stop and rest peacefully for five minutes or so in water over their heads, they have not demonstrated that they can Swim. Therefore, many people who can’t Swim think they can. This is an unsafe situation.
Once you learn to Swim, you can learn to swim efficiently with strokes. Strokes are the choreography of swimming: advanced techniques like freestyle, backstroke, or breaststroke.
...Because everyone should know how to swim. Just as everyone needs to know how to cross the street, knowing how to swim can save your life. You may only need to know it once, but that one time makes all the difference. Perhaps more importantly, knowing how to swim increases your “everyday” self-confidence.
Miracle Swimming has fixed every problem of lessons that may have left you discouraged in the past.
It literally guarantees learning.
Miracle Swimming is designed specifically for adults who are fearful in deep water. Every topic needed for success is included.