Systemic Teaching Errors in Swimming Lessons Prevent Learning to Swim for Many
Systemic Teaching Errors in Swimming Lessons Prevent Learning to Swim for Many Significant errors in traditional swimming instruction have actually prevented swimming students from becoming safe in water and by extension, contributed to the high number of drownings in the U.S. and around the world. Swimming students and parents presume that learning to swim means […]
Patent 11,331,554 Learn to Float Bar & Tether
When Covid hit, we couldn’t come within 6 feet of students, so were unable to hold classes. Teaching floating, we keep people at the wall so they wouldn’t float away. If they float away, they no longer feel in control. I had to think of a way to keep them at the wall. The tether […]
The Lifeguard Shortage: The Real Cause
Pool Closed. No Lifeguards. The Lifeguard Shortage: The Real Cause Everyone has heard of pool closures this summer due to understaffed pools and the lack of lifeguards. This was not a problem thirty years ago. Only in the past ten to fifteen years have communities been feeling the lifeguard squeeze. What happened? There aren’t enough […]
Coping with the Fear of the Deep Water
Coping with the Fear of the Deep Water Are you generally okay with shallow water activities but routinely experience a gripping fear of deep water even within the confines of a safe boat? Many people are unable to go anywhere outside of shallow water, whether in a swimming pool or in the ocean, because of […]
New Book: Conquer Your Fear of Water
New Book: Conquer Your Fear of Water Many Americans—about half— experience significant levels of anxiety when met with deep water. While water is indeed a powerful force of nature and merits our respect, it shouldn’t terrify us. Almost anybody can learn to swim if taught correctly—with the full complement of steps in sequence.
Yes, You Can Conquer Your Fear of Water and Learn to Swim!
On Monday, he didn’t know how to float. This is Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCqMLje4hzM Yes, You Can Conquer Your Fear of Water and Learn to Swim! Miracle Swimming School for Adults Blog Have you always had a nagging fear of water, and wanted to conquer it once and for all? Then welcome to the Miracle Swimming School […]
Miracle Swimming School for Adults Reveals Flaw in Traditional Swim Instruction
Miracle Swimming School for Adults Reveals Flaw in Traditional Swim Instruction SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire “I feel like a fraud. I’m a swimming instructor and I’m terrified in deep water,” admits Jessica E., owner of her own swim school in Texas. No one knows how many swimming instructors can’t swim. The percentage […]
Miracle Swimming School for Adults Nixes Treading Water for Adult Non-swimmers
Turning the Ship of Aquatics Comfortable enough to tread SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ “If you’re afraid in water, you just need to learn to tread water.” So says an untold number of swimming instructors regularly. The public believes it. In actuality, it’s virtually impossible for adult non-swimmers to tread water. Treading water is […]
How Long Does It Take to Learn to Swim If You’re Afraid?
Turning the Ship of Aquatics The quick answer is it takes 2-3 weeks to learn to swim if you’re afraid. But let’s make sure of what you mean by learning to swim. When you say, “Learn to Swim,” do you mean “learn strokes” or “become comfortable and safe in deep water”? If you wish to […]
Learning to Swim Is Not Learning Strokes
Turning the Ship of Aquatics This was her first jump into the ocean from a boat. Her joy and presence of mind show you she can swim. She was not yet ready to learn strokes. Published on LinkedIn • October 12, 2020 To be safe in water, we must be calm in water over […]
Turning the Century-Old System Upside Down
Turning the Ship of Aquatics There are several major topics that must be addressed to right the ship of Aquatics so that swimming is taught in a sustainable way that works for all. #1. Floating is not “supposed to be” horizontal. It might be horizontal and it might not. If you’re not standing up and […]
Turning the Ship of Aquatics
Turning the Ship of Aquatics The Ship Must Be Turned. Aquatics encompasses all water-related sports and activities, ranging from aqua-exercise to swimming lessons, post-op water therapy to the Olympic Team. It’s family pool relays at the July 4th community picnic. It’s what happens after you jump off a boat. It’s SCUBA diving. Why does the […]
Turning the Ship of Aquatics Parents are kids’ first teachers A parent gives messages about the water and swimming to his/her children during pregnancy, baths, suppertime conversations, neighborhood swimming parties, swimming lessons, in the car, family picnics, school functions, and whenever the topic arises. Can the messages be positive, correct, informed, and supportive if parents […]
Guaranteed Path to Your Learn-to-Swim Goals
Turning the Ship of Aquatics At Miracle Swimming, our students told us one of their lifelong mysteries was, “How will I ever reach my swimming goals? How will I learn to swim?” They found us. The formula was revealed. In our Essentials 1 or Essentials 1 SloMo course, you learn the […]
As One Door Closes, Another Door Opens!
Turning the Ship of Aquatics Miracle Swimming for Adults, Inc., a non-profit organization in Sarasota, FL from 2010 to 2019, closed on 12/31/19. Its founder, Melon (Mary Ellen) Dash, opened Miracle Swimming School for Adults, LLC January 1, 2020. The nonprofit was strictly required by law to give no forwarding information since the school replacing […]