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Decide where to learn swimming with an overview of the options

It's an important thing to be safe in the water. No matter what age you are -- from a young child to a preteen, or even an adult -- lessons can literally be a lifesaver. But, before you can enter the water, you'll need to know the best possible locations for where to learn swimming. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Below, we'll take a look at a few of the options available for both children and adults.

For Babies and Young Children

USwim offers a free, online-based learning program for a variety of ages. It offers online assistance for parents looking to teach their children how to be safe in the water. In many instances, lessons can be an expensive activity. With uSwim, the free lessons and techniques will help you teach your son or daughter how to be both safe and active in a fun pool setting, without breaking the bank.

The website will offer advice for the age ranges of:
  • 4 months to 3 years
  • Safety Fundamentals for ages over 3 years
  • Stroke Development for ages over 3 years

They'll provide step-by-step instructions for teaching, with videos to explain the techniques, as well. For those looking to teach their children how to swim and save some money in the process, it's a valuable site for parents.

Parents who are teaching their children correct strokes and water skills should make use of flotation devices and swimming aids. These can give a child more confidence in the water and make the experience of learning to enjoy the water both safe and fun.

How to Find Lessons?

There are many ways to find lessons online, through the phone book, through acquaintances, and more. But let's take a look at an easy way to simplify matters, shall we? Over at Swim Lessons, a person can streamline the overall process in order to find lessons in their city, or nearby.

To assist you in finding an instructor in your area, you'll simply head over to the site and input either your address, city, state, or ZIP. There are multiple other options below, from the level of the potential student to whether you want private lessons, group lessons, or semi-private lessons.

Let's put in Sacramento, California, as an example. After you have input all of your pertinent information and clicked search below, you will be taken to a results page. For the example of Sacramento, you'll see four search results with a plethora of additional information, as well.

You'll get the name of the instructor and their years of experience within the field of teaching/giving lessons. For a few in this example, they have over 25 years of experience. In addition, you'll also be able to see how far they are from you, whether or not they can provide a pool, and ratings from previous students.

With positive reviews from businesses and individuals, the site offers a pain-free and simple way to find the right instructor for the job. They even offer swim school locations, as well.

YMCA/Local Municipal Pool Route

For adults looking for the best possible places on where to learn swimming, the YMCA can be a solid choice. The classes will take things one step at a time and will be geared towards adults who have never learned water skills.

Local municipal pools can be a good spot to head in order to find semi-private lessons. As an adult looking to get into the water, it's safe to say you probably won't want to take lessons with children. Thus, the municipal pool route and finding someone who can teach you in a private lesson, or an adult group setting, can be a positive first step toward conquering your fear and becoming a proficient swimmer.

For those who don't want to look online, want ads can be as good a spot as any for finding potential instructors. According to this Livestrong article, many of their students will be children, but that shouldn't deter you as there will be a good selection of adults as well interested in overcoming fears and becoming better swimmers.

Resources: How to Get Swimming Lessons As an Adult. Homepage.

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