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Adult Learn To Swim Classes?

By Danman - 11 October 2010 10

Hi folks, ill be quick.

I want to get a kayak and Mrs Danman wants me to learn to swim first.
I was plagued with ENT problems when I was a kidlet and subsequently never learned how to swim.

I was wondering if anyone an recommend any learn to swim programs, or 1 on 1 private instructors that teach adults how to swim

Thanks in advance

Danman

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Adult Learn To Swim Classes?
zllauh 11:21 am 18 Aug 15

Hey danman,
i have heard about dickson aquatic centre. They give private lessons as well.
Everyone has been saying it is easy for an adult to learn swimming, but it was a hard task for me as i used to work out and my body became stiff. So , i couldnt float 🙁
I had a hard time learning swimming :p

Waiting For Godot 5:18 pm 11 Oct 10

farnarkler said :

Ahhh PB you’re in danger of copping jokes about the unwashed English. Re-runs of George & Mildred on GEM only reinforced it when Mildred told George once a week is too long a time between baths.

In all seriousness you should be able to train yourself to get over the water phobia. Find a pool with a shallow and a deep end (Civic pool is perfect), get comfortable with the increasing depth until you reach the deep end.

Reminds me of the episode of Man About the House where you can hear Robin singing in the bath and Chrissie says to Jo “That’s the second bath he’s had this week! I think he’s found another woman”.

farnarkler 2:34 pm 11 Oct 10

Ahhh PB you’re in danger of copping jokes about the unwashed English. Re-runs of George & Mildred on GEM only reinforced it when Mildred told George once a week is too long a time between baths.

In all seriousness you should be able to train yourself to get over the water phobia. Find a pool with a shallow and a deep end (Civic pool is perfect), get comfortable with the increasing depth until you reach the deep end.

mp2615 2:27 pm 11 Oct 10

@#5, well you could start by having showers :>) only joshing.

but seriously, the AIS can handle that little phobia too.

troll-sniffer 2:08 pm 11 Oct 10

Dan, maaaate, you’re in luck.

At them moment I have my Reiki ‘All-inclusive’ package on a half price special. For $19.95 plus delivery and packaging, I will supply not one, not two, but three scented containers of my proven Reiki flotation energy that will keep you afloat no matter what. Featuring ‘bio-sense gravity detection’ and ‘water surfactant inhibitors’, just a small inhalation of this patented and unique product will aid you in tackling the great unknowns of the deep.

To order go to http://www.canberrareiki.com.au/flotation and within days, with the right professional training and attitude, you could be swimming gaily all day long, all your pent-up cares washed away in your foam-filled wake. Guaranteed to pull hot chicks too by the way.

(Disclaimer in small print: Reiki flotation energy is only effective when combined with a proven and registered learn to swim class at an accredited centre and efficacy depends entirely on an individual’s performance and attitude. We offer a half money back guarantee only on production of a certified stat dec from a licensed swim school backed up by independent psychological profiling. Refunds remain at the discretion of the dealer principal.)

Pommy bastard 1:40 pm 11 Oct 10

Anyone know of someone who can teach a water phobic how to swim?

Amanda Hugankis 1:14 pm 11 Oct 10

I’ve googled the place – its 41 Dalrymple (corner or Goyder and Darymple). Her name is Rowena – number is (02) 6295 1138. She has a sister in Conder who does/used to do the same thing.

Apparently there is a waitlist for both – maybe AIS would be the way to go.

peterh 11:17 am 11 Oct 10

Hi Dan,
there is a fella in calwell – teaches kids to swim, fairly certain he could teach you as well – very understanding and takes his time with each novice.

he was great with my 5yo and the twin 3yo boys.

will find out name of the company for you.

mp2615 11:05 am 11 Oct 10

Good on you Dan. assuming you have no phobias about putting your head in the water, an adult can learn to swim very easily. The AIS at Bruce have learner classes, good facilities. It worked a treat for me. you really don’t need many lessons, a month or two. Get the basics down and do some practice. off point, it’s great exercise.

as an adult your eustacian tubes and stuff should have sorted themselves out so the only thing to worry about is immersing yourself in Canberra’s lakes. At times the water quality is very bad. buy some ear plugs.

Amanda Hugankis 10:53 am 11 Oct 10

There is one at the top of Red Hill, right on Dalrymple. They hold private classes for kids and adults (one on one). Not sure of cost. I know this as my partner would like to do things like sailing, scuba, kayaking, etc., with me, and I can’t swim either, and everytime we drive by it, I get the ‘learn to swim’ look from him.

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