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!

Learn Solo


Conquer Your Fear of Water
Paperback or E-book

To learn to swim, you must overcome fear first. For adults, overcoming fear of deep water enables you to rest and move freely and calmly in deep water, even though you haven’t learned formal strokes yet. Make comfort your top priority. Strokes come later. Here, healing fear is not frightening. This book will turn your head 180 degrees about how to learn to swim. It feels great!




  • Author and Miracle Swimming founder Melon Dash’s work is changing the learn-to-swim industry. It has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, NBC’s Today Show, NPR, Athletic Business, Psychology Today, CNN’s Headline News, Real Simple, Elle, San Francisco Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Aquatics International, and dozens more.


The Miracle Swimmer


Watch two introductory classes of fearful adult swimmers, unrehearsed, learning from scratch. See the presentation of the 5 Circles System and the demonstration of Miracle Swimming’s teaching and results. Adults overcome their fear in water.

Video: The Miracle Swimmer


$16 if you purchase the book and video together here.


  • Presentation of the 5 Circles System
  • See demonstration of Miracle Swimming’s teaching and results.
  • Watch and listen to adults overcoming their fear. See how to do it.
  • 47 minutes. Released in 2000. Streaming.


The Learn to Swim
Show, 13 Episodes

Thirteen episodes of 40 minutes each, covering a wide array of topics essential to learning to swim for adults who are fearful in water, shallow or deep. A full tutorial on Miracle Swimming’s teaching philosophy.

Podcast: The Learn to Swim
Show, 13 Episodes

$14 Promotional price
  • Practical, inspiring content.
  • Episode titles:
  1. Why a Radio Show to Learn to Swim? Because It Helps.
  2. The Non-swimmer Adult or Parent
  3. Building the Bridge Between Traditional Swimming Instruction and Miracle Swimming: the Two Learn-to-Swim Systems
  4. Two Schools of Thought in the Learn to Swim Universe
  5. The Difference Between Learning to Swim and Learning Freestyle
  6. Essentials 1 Class and Instructor Training: Oahu, Hawaii Class Today
  7. From Rags to Riches: Richard: Afraid Non-swimmer to Miracle Swimming Instructor
  8. The Message of Adult Non-swimmers, Worldwide
  9. Messages That Prevent Afraid Students from Learning to Swim
  10. It’s Okay to Be Afraid
  11. African Americans, Swimming, and Hair. Also, Teach Parents to Swim First.
  12. You Can Guarantee Learning
  13. To Teach Everyone in Your Town to Swim Would Take…What?

DIY Learn to Float Bar and Tether Kit

Learn to float when you’re certain you won’t float away. You can come up at any time.

DIY Learn to Float Bar
and Tether Kit

$162.90 includes Float Bar, tether, paperback, DVD and podcast

Recorded Online Essentials 1 Course

The student above is feeling the water hold him up where he feels perfectly safe: 2 feet of water. This is one of the learnings by visualization you’ll do in this course.  It’s remarkable what can be learned online using this system. Eight sessions of ~2 to 2.5  hours comprise all the conversations, points, and questions covered in the 8 dry-land sessions of our regular in-person course plus 6 of the key basic pool skills. Learn at your leisure. No pool needed.

Recorded Online Essentials 1 Course


Triathlon Book

Conquer Your Fear of the Triathlon Swim

END THE DREAD! What if instead of dreading the triathlon swim, it became another fun part of your race?
This smart step-by-step guide to conquering triathlon swim fear brings you the product of over 40 years of experience healing adults with the fear of water.

Ebook in color or audiobook

Triathlon book: Conquer Your Fear of the Triathlon Swim

$9.99 for e-book or audio book