Adult Learn To Swim – can YOU swim?
Did you know that the majority of the drowning deaths we have seen reported in the media so far this year have been of adults and were preventable?
Poor swimming skills and a lack of understanding of swimming environments were major contributing factors in many of these incidents, so I would urge all adults who are not able to swim to make it their goal to learn this year – it is never too late.
We understand that not everyone had the chance to Learn to Swim as a child. For many adults, just being near a body of water causes negative feelings, ranging from mild embarrassment to paralysing fear, simply because they cannot swim. Migrating from a country where swimming isn’t a priority, a lack of access to a pool growing up, a bad experience around water or a physical disability are just some of the reasons people reach adulthood without swimming skills. This can really impact quality of life in Australia, and for parents and grandparents will hinder the ability to safely supervise children in the water.
Just think of the benefits of learning to swim as an adult – increasing the safety of your family around water, being able to join in on all the fun in the sun with your friends that swimming provides, and improving your overall health and fitness are just three of the many great reasons to take the plunge!
Additionally, learning to swim in a swimming pool is the first step to a lifestyle that can include water based recreation activities in the great outdoors. Royal Life Saving Australia strongly advise that adults test their skills and fitness in the controlled environment of a swimming pool prior to recreating in any open water locations, such as beaches and rivers, particularly if they have not been in this type of aquatic location for some time or if their swimming skills have not been maintained. RLS also encourage participation in a Royal Life Savings Bronze Medallion or Grey Medallion course or Adult Learn to Swim course to revise important swimming skills and water safety knowledge.
We offer adult learn to swim and water confidence group classes, which run in 10 week blocks, and the cost includes a 10 visit swim pass to practise swimming skills out of lesson time in our indoor heated pools. Please email email@example.com with any questions or to enrol.
Make this year your year to overcome your fear of the water and let’s get swimming!