Believe it or not, there are a surprising number of adults out there who have yet to learn how to swim. If you find yourself among that group, you may feel that it is already too late, or that learning how to swim simply isn’t worth the trouble. Perhaps you really do wish to learn how to swim, you’ve just always procrastinated, and now you don’t know how to start. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to tell you: learning is always possible!
Just in case you need a bit of motivation, here are four great reasons to learn how to swim!
- Fun. First of all, swimming can be a lot of fun! From enjoying a quick dip on a hot summer day, to competing in swimming competitions—there are so many opportunities to enjoy your newfound skill of swimming. This alone is plenty of reason to learn!
- Safety. On a more serious note, learning how to swim is one of the most important steps you can take in order to stay safe around bodies of water. Additionally, learning how to swim will put you in a better position to help those around you should an emergency situation ever arise.
- Health. Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise that works the entire body. Moreover, it doesn’t place stress on the ligaments in the way that other popular forms of cardiovascular exercise such as running do.
- Challenge Yourself. We should all be lifelong learners: it allows us to enjoy the richest life experience possible. Taking on the challenge of learning how to swim is a great way to expand your world!
If you’re ready to get started on the new adventure of learning how to swim, we recommend that you find an organization such as your local YMCA that offers a place to practice (and lessons if you so prefer.) Meanwhile, research always helps. Visit the Beacon-Watch blog for a plethora of water safety information!