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?
posted by blackcatcuriouser to health & fitness (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
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?