Swimming is one of life's greatest pleasures. Whether you dream of being a mermaid or deep sea diver it all begins with swimming. This swimming guide for beginners was put together to give you more information about learning to swim, no matter what your age or ability. Whatever your question there are resources to help you.
Swimming for beginners
Useful resources for the absolute beginner. Whether taking classes or learning by yourself you’ll find great advice to help make the most of your time in the water. Dive in to the links below for in depth articles and easy to understand instructions on learning to swim.
How to Swim A great selection of ‘How to’ guides for everything from a frog kick to breathing techniques.
Beginner Swimmers – Learn Freestyle Learn freestyle swimming with this guide for beginner swimmers. An inspirational site created by swimming coaches to help all levels of swimmer.
For Beginners BLOG: How to learn to swim for beginners. Clear instructions on mastering the different steps needed for swimming from the very beginning.
Teaching your Children to Swim
Swimming is something most parents want their children to learn, either through classes or by themselves. It’s an important skill to learn for many reasons but it can also be a fun bonding experience for parent and child. If you want to teach your children to swim follow the links below for some great resources.
15 Don’ts Guide for Parents BLOG: 15 Don’ts when you’re teaching your kids to swim. A list that will make the process smoother for both of you. Including links to things you should do.
Infant Swimming Resource The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age. You will be able to find local instructors, learn what’s taught in lessons and why, and read the latest information on their blog.
Learning to Swim as an Adult
Great for keeping joints supple and muscles toned without spending hours in the gym. The water offers support and resistance for your body and provides a less jarring impact than a regular workout. Whether you want to attend a class or teach yourself you’re bound to find something useful on these pages.
Swim – Teach Yourself BLOG: How to teach yourself to swim – 13 tips to learn better and faster. Includes tutorial on various swimming strokes, and links to swimming resources.
Learn On Your Own! BLOG: For those wanting to learn swimming on their own, here are some very important things you should know and keep in mind before venturing into it. Have a look!
Never Too Late to Learn BLOG: Learning to swim at age 50-plus.
Adult Swim BLOG: 7 tips on learning to swim as an adult.
Swimming Preparations 9 Ways to prepare for your first adult swim lessons.
Learning to Swim for the Disabled
Swimming can be an enjoyable pastime for anyone as well as being great exercise. Those with disabilities can find freedom of movement as well as being able to exercise the less used muscles. It can also be very relaxing and fun, increase the heart rate and burn calories.
Swim Guide for Disabled Swimming for the disabled and people with special needs. Includes advice on choosing the right facility and information for parents and carers.
Teaching Autistic To Swim BLOG: Tips for teaching swim lessons for a swimmer with Autism.
Swimming and Autism BLOG: A personal case study for children/adults with autism.
Learning more about swimming
You may feel a little like you’ve been thrown in at the deep end but don’t worry the answers to your questions are here.
To find out everything from breathing correctly to the difference between a Scissor kick and a Dolphin kick just click on the links below.
Swimming Glossary Glossary of ALL swimming terms.
Partial Swimming Glossary Use this glossary for a better understanding of swimming terminology.
Overcome Fear of Swimming BLOG: How to overcome your fear of swimming – Tips for beginners of all ages (kids, adults).
Breathing Techniques How should you breathe in freestyle? here’s our tips and some common pitfalls to avoid.
Swimming Guides Read through articles that discuss everything related to swimming.
Swimming for beginners is only the start and everyone can learn to swim and enjoy their time in the water. It’s great for a range of medical and physical conditions as well as being a superb way to have fun or relax. There are no age limits on learning to swim and once you’ve learnt you can go as often or as little as you like.