beginners swimming

  1. Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice
    Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice

    Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice

    Where to swim

    There are many lakes up and down the country which have organised sessions and have suitable safety in place. I would recommend you swim in one these locations and as there will be other like-minded

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Progress so far...

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Progress so far...

    Now I am quite a few months into my swimming lessons I felt it was a good time to sit down and reflect on my journey so far. There were a lot of ups and downs – but ultimately I feel that I am really getting there!

    Baby steps…

    My first hurdle was getting over my own mental block of actually getting into the water, overcoming my past experiences and fear of drowning. As an adult through talking with my instructor I came to the realisation that although my fear was reasonable, to and extent it was irrational! I swim in a pool where I can touch the bottom with my feet the whole way along, supported by a competitive swimming instructor and strong swimmers all around!

    Lillian during her swim lesson

    Confidence…

    This took me a few lessons to get over actually walking from the changing room to poolside without my towel wrapped around me.
    I soon came to realise that everyone in the pool was there to swim and not judge! Now I walk from the changing room to the pool side - no problem.

    Face in…

    My main issue at the beginning of the sessions was putting my face in the water. I could put my face in, but only up to the bottom of my goggles. My instructor had a chat with me and explained with only putting my mouth and nose in – these we the most vital parts to breathe! It was not logical not to put my whole face in!

    Lillian's 5m Badge

    Flag Goals…

    My biggest success to date was my first swim to the 5 meter pool flags unaided back and front! A few months ago I struggled with the concept of being in a pool, let alone being able to actually swim a few meters confidently!

    Still in Progress…

    My current struggle is t

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  3. Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?
    Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?

    Parents' Guide: Taking your child swimming this weekend?

    It's commonly known that children learn to swim as much from their parents at the weekend, as in their weekly lessons. Although the benefits are evident it can sometimes seem like an uphill struggle at times to take the kids swimming at the weekend, you get them to the pool

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  4. A Guide to Beginner Swimmers
    A Guide to Beginner Swimmers

    A Guide to Beginner Swimmers

    The concept of beginning swimming whether you’re a child or an adult can be a daunting experience. As a child you often have the reassurance of your parents to encourage and support you, to enable it to be one that is remembered as a positive and enjoyable experience. For an adult or even a young teenager, the thought of starting swimming as a beginner is a lot harder than most people realize. The biggest challenge is not actually that you technically don’t know the strokes, as most have a general idea from what they have seen from others, but more the perception of how you think you might look and what you think might happen that is most off putting to older beginner swimmers.

    beginner swimmers

    Not making much sense at the moment? Well just imagine. You are 26 years old, play other sports very well, your friends look up to you and think you’re able to do anything. Unknown to them though your experience of learning to swim was not one of fun but more of survival by making it from one side of the pool to the other by holding your breath and hoping for the best.

    Now, years later, the first thing on your mind

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