Everyone can learn to swim Comfort comes first You can float vertically Overcoming fear IS learning to swim Having fun is the best way to learn Feel safe all the time Overcome fear without feeling afraid Go at your own pace Learn with your swimming people It’s amazing what 5 days can do Correct information does wonders!



Whatcha Thinking?

                                         YOUR BELIEFS IN THE WATER
Put a checkmark next to the beliefs you hold. Check your gut-level beliefs, not your intellectual beliefs. In other words, if you would act as if you had a certain belief, check it.

___If I put my face in water, I’ll get water in my nose or mouth.
___It’s dangerous when I get water in my nose or mouth.
___If I get water in my nose or mouth, I’ll struggle, sputter, cough, and    
      possibly drown.
___If water gets into my mouth, I’ll swallow it.
___If I relax in water, I’ll drop straight to the bottom like a stone.
___Sometimes I can’t keep my presence of mind in deep water.
___I am not a floater.
___I know I can float.
___I am not a swimmer yet.
___I was born a swimmer.
___It would be unwise of me to relax in water.
___If I relax in water, I might lose control.
___I may not have adequate lung capacity to swim.
___Safety is possible.
___Deep water works differently than shallow water.
___It would be unwise of me to relax in deep water.
___If I relax in deep water, something dreadful will happen.
___Each breath I take must be maximal in case I don’t get another one.
___I can’t control my body well in deep water.
___I can’t control my body well in shallow water.
___To learn to swim, I’ll have to follow the instructor’s directions, even if I
      don’t want to.
___If a skill works in the shallow end, it won’t necessarily work in the deep
___To float correctly, my body should be horizontal.
___Being able to float depends on where the bottom is.
___Being able to do other skills depends on where the bottom is.
___A person can’t get air if s/he’s in deep water because there’s no bottom
      to stand on.
___When I’m in deep water, I must move vigorously to stay afloat.
___In deep water I need skills that I don’t need in shallow water.
___In order to rest, I need the bottom or the side.
___It’s harder to breathe in deep water than in shallow water.
___If I don’t have a place to swim, I’m unsafe.
___If I can’t see through the water, I’m unsafe.
___If people are close to me in the water, I’m unsafe.
___My fear is more dangerous to me than deep water is.
___In order to learn to swim I’ll have to do things I don’t like.
___I’m only safe if I can stand up or hold onto the side.
___Shallow water is as dangerous as deep water.
___Deep water won’t hold me up.
___The water is more powerful than I am.
___I need to be more physically fit than I am to learn to swim.
___The Miracle Swimming system may work for others, but it may not
      work for me.
___I don’t trust myself in deep water.

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©1987 M. Dash

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