Usually we work basically with the breast stroke technique. Breaststroke officially is the first stroke to learn in Sweden according to Swedish Swimming Association. However, technically it is the most complicated one. Breaststroke is quite inefficient stroke but very relaxed one. That is why it used to be taught first, because in case of emergency or incident in water a person would able to save more energy, stay alive longer. So that is why we are teaching it first.
Once we talked about fear of water, which is so common among beginners.
If you get anxious around bodies of water, you may believe that in the water you would sink to the ground like a stone. Maybe we surprise you but water in fact supports the human body very well. It most cases people can float easily without using their limbs as long as their lungs are filled with air.
This is because your body, being made of 60% of water, is slightly less dense than water provided that your lungs are filled with air. Do you remember Archimedes’ Principle from school:
The first step is always the hardest, so they say. It’s the step that most people never take.
They never begin, and thus by default, they can never finish. Everyone has a dream. Something they want to do or accomplish. Yet, many never start the journey to make their dream a reality. Many people never take that step. Either they are too afraid. Or too busy. Or too… whatever they need to tell themselves. Read more
We truly believe swimmers are not born, but are made. So obviously the answer is that is never too late to learn to swim!
If you got past childhood without learning how to swim, it’s very possible that you’re now stricken with fear/embarrassment at the prospect. Yes, it’s really hard to learn things as adults that for children require basically no work (like learning new languages , cycling, etc). But don’t let either of those emotions keep you from being your best self! Anyone can learn to swim, even past the age where it would have been an easily acquired skill.