For many adults, putting on a swimsuit and heading to play in the water, whether it be on a boat, in a pool, or even a local pond or lake is terrifying. It isn’t a question of feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable in their swimsuit, it’s because they can’t swim.
Roughly 54% of Americans are unable to swim at a proficient level. They might be able to float or splash around, but if they were to fall into a pool with water that went over their head, they would be unable to surface, swim to the side of the pool, or exit without the use of a ladder.
Learning how to swim is important for everyone, and it’s not just kids who can take swim lessons. Justin's Scuba Time offers private adult swim lessons to make sure that adults are comfortable in the water and able to enjoy themselves. Swimming is a skill that you can enjoy your entire life. Here are just a few of the benefits of taking private swim lessons.
In the United States, there is an average of 10 deaths per day by drowning. These deaths could be prevented if the victims knew how to swim. These deaths include both children and adults. Learning how to swim as an adult can help you stay safe in the water.
As you become a strong swimmer, not only do you keep yourself safe around water, but you can help those who are inexperienced. While there is no replacement for safety and training near water, a strong swimmer can save lives if an emergency happens.
For some people, their aquaphobia is so strong that they panic if they get close to water, and getting their face wet can be a herculean task. This fear can severely limit any person’s lifestyle.
Adult swim lessons cater directly to those people who are uncomfortable or afraid of the water. One of the biggest hurdles a class starts with is trying to help everyone feel safe and secure while in the water and then slowly work up to increasing each student’s level of comfort in the water.
Participate in Fun
For many people, summer just isn’t complete until they visit a beach, go out on their boat, or cool off in a pool. For them, spending time in or around water is part of life, and they invite everyone they can to enjoy the fun with them.
For adults who don’t know how to swim, this can be debilitating. Rather than being able to spend quality time with their friends, they have to stand idly on the sidelines.
What to Expect
These lessons give you valuable one-on-one instruction with a trained teacher who will help you get the results that you are looking for.
The first thing that we will do is gauge what level of comfort and skill you have in the water. No matter what your starting level is, we can help you feel more comfortable and confident.
Our coaches will help you learn how to support yourself on the surface of the water by floating. Some people think that this is an impossible task, but everyone floats—all it takes is a little bit of knowledge and comfort. From there, we will start to work on the basics of movement in the water, including breathing.