Learning how to swim! As an adult.
July 17, 2012 10:04 PM Subscribe
I am 28 years old and never learned how to swim. I'm about to learn. Advice? Tips? Is it too late for me?
My parents are aquaphobes and can't swim themselves, so pools and the beach weren't a big part of our childhoods. We grew up in an urban area, so I successfully avoided swimming for a long time. I'm not too afraid of water. I'll go in a pool (but stay close to the wall) and go in the ocean (just up to my hips).
I finally feel ready to learn and a friend is going to teach me. I don't expect to be an amazing swimmer. I'd just like to know how to not drown. I am admittedly feeling nervous and afraid. I realize the barriers are more mental than physical. So, any advice? Pointers? Tips from people who also learned to swim as an adult?