LENGTH OF TIME IN MY PRIVATE POOL
What length of time in my private pool should none swimmers or water phobic people spend. I have found out during the time I have been giving private 1-1 swimming lessons for the fearful and non swimmers is, that they need time to adjust to their fears of being in the water.
My swimming lessons are geared to the persons ability to learn. To take in instruction under the stressful feeling of fear is very tiring, but most of all it is very exhilarating.
Every person, when they learn how to support themselves, feels wonderful. I call this the ‘honeymoon period.’
So, because everyone is different when learning how to swim, the times need to be different too. Most people can manage 1 hour, some have even had 4 hour lessons but on the whole 2 1/4 hours is normal.
My swimming lessons are not a conveyor belt type lessons, one out and one in. People want to have time to express how they feel, or to ask questions about what happens to them in the water.
I have taught some people who have been told by their instructor ‘you will never be able to swim.’ That can be very soul destroying, especially when someone has plucked up the courage to take swimming lessons so I try and be upbeat and encouraging at all times.
I know that the whole time spent with me should be quiet and free from any interruptions from the outside this is why my pool is tucked away behind shop which is at the front of the building. The private swimming pool is right next door to the 2 bed-roomed house that I use for residential swimming lessons and is ideal for those who may have a water phobia.
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