Who Teaches 1-1 Swimming Lessons in My Area
I receive text or emails asking this question numerous times a day, as a result I have decided to write a post dealing with the question Who teaches 1-1 Swimming Lessons in my Area.
The answer has got to be NO. The reason for this:
I have my own private swimming pool which is situated on the ground floor and I live in my 4 bedroomed flat upstairs. I also own the house next door which provides residential accommodation for anyone that lives out of the area. This type of setup cannot be replicated anywhere else because no one has had the experiences I have had to enable me to provide the most effective teaching.
I have given it some thought about managing a franchise but came up with the answer that where would I find someone who had punishment (at a children’s home) of being subjected to constant punishment of being pushed back into a bath of water and held underneath for a period of time?
I really understand how it feels to be phobic of the water, to be soooo scared that it is almost like the water had control of me!
When I was 56 I decide to take a risk and start swimming lessons at the pool which was 5 minutes walk away from me. I ended up visiting the pool 5 times a week Monday-Friday for an hour each day also continuing with my lessons and it took me over a year and a half to get to grips with the logic of the water. I was able to swim a mile 3 months after understanding the water is not the ‘boss’ and I can think the water cannot. In effect it took my about 2 years of constantly gritting my teeth trying to manage to swim the front crawl properly.
I did manage to swim properly, back stroke, breast stroke and the front crawl.
How did I manage to do that? BY A LOGIC APPROACH to the water. Over a period of time I realised that the reaction of the water is so logical. So much so that ships used for cruises have computers that manages ALL the controls dealing with the ship and the water, keeping the huge ship on the plimsoll line (The PLIMSOLL LINE is a reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo. This depth varies with a ship’s dimensions, type of cargo, time of year, and the water densities encountered in port and at sea.)
This logic I pass on to anyone that comes to me to learn to swim and for that reason when a person emails or texts me Who teaches 1-1 Swimming Lessons in my Area. I say, sorry but I do not know anyone that teaches the same as myself.