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For anyone who thought it wasn’t possible to learn to swim from a book, this book will prove that theory wrong.
“The step-by-step approach is clear and easily accessible and can be practiced in just a few sessions as readers find themselves less fearful in deeper water. Melon breaks down the subject with multiple solutions, yet manages to not overwhelm the learner. In this well-executed text, with a step-by-step approach to not only overcoming a fear of water but also learning to swim in spite of it, Melon’s perspective and real-life comparisons make it easy to understand her lessons. The advice given is relatable and will ring true with anyone who has ever doubted themselves in the water.”
There is a profound misunderstanding by the public about how to overcome fear.
Fear can be handled three ways: avoid it, manage it, or heal it. You want to heal it, true? It is not healed by forcing yourself to do scary things. Forcing takes a toll.
To learn to swim you must heal your fear of water first.
When you’re comfortable, you’ll naturally start moving from here to there. Comfort comes from feeling safe, knowing how to stay safe, knowing that water holds you up, knowing how to sink if you can, being able to stay in control whether you’re floating or sinking, and being able to get air at will. This comfort must come before learning swim strokes.
And that’s exactly why so many fearful adults haven’t found success learning to swim, no matter how many lessons they’ve taken. Instead of addressing the fear first, most swim instructors dive right into teaching breathing and swimming techniques.
But teaching strokes to someone who is afraid in water ignores (manages) fear. Has it worked for you? It often makes fear worse.
Formal strokes aren’t covered in the book.
Few swim instructors are trained to provide the necessary information. Even the world’s most recognized swimming instruction organizations don’t understand this approach.
But if taught correctly, even the most afraid adults can learn to swim and enjoy the process. Every single step you need to be successful is explained in this breakthrough book.
Say goodbye to shame: there’s no silly reason that someone is afraid in water. There’s virtually no one who can’t learn to swim peacefully without fear, with this knowledge and placing their attention on the right thing: comfort.
In this book, we invite you to take the gentlest imaginable route to healing fear and learning to swim. It’s efficient, sensible, and respectful.
“…The book is amazing. I am so grateful I found it because it speaks to the heart of me. I am taking swim lessons at the local rec center and while they are terrific for what they are, they are exactly as you describe. Without your book and video, I would not have the courage and confidence to speak up and tell the instructors what I need. To their credit, they listen! They help me and I think I am helping them by being the student I’ve become thanks to your enlightening me.—Gratefully, PW
Miracle Swimming School for Adults founder Melon Dash’s work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com Opinion, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Headline News, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Elle, San Francisco Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, and dozens more.
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