Swimming Ideas Podast

Swimming Ideas Podcast 014: Teaching Adults to Swim

April 20, 2015


Be patient




Ask where they are comfortable, drop down the checklist:


  • Go underwater?
    • Face, eyes, blow bubbles
  • Front Glide?
    • With Face in
  • Back Glide?
    • Relaxed ears in water
    • Hips near surface
    • Legs kicking
  • Front Crawl
  • Back Crawl




Remember be patient Start slow, be gentle and give clear incremental directions.






  • Doing a front glide
    • Common issues:
      • Fear of falling
      • Fear of not being able to breathe
      • Fear of not being able to stand up
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