When you live in a place called Oceanside, knowing how to swim just makes sense. However, it turns out that many adults may not be as competent in the water as they should be. According to the American Red Cross, 80 percent of adults think of themselves as competent swimmers, but only 56% have the specific skills that qualify as water competence. At British Swim School Carlsbad, we provide adult swimming lessons in the Oceanside area for people at any experience level, so we can teach you what you need to know to enjoy your time in the water and stay safe while you do.
Your water competency is based on your ability to complete a series of critical steps in the water that could be live-saving. These steps include:
- Submerge yourself completely so that the water is over your head.
- Make your way back up to the surface of the water.
- Be able to keep yourself above water by floating or treading for over a minute
- Complete a full 360-degree turn and locate the exit to get out of the water.
- Swim 25 yards to the exit.
- Get out of the water without using a ladder when in a pool.
By learning these steps as part of our adult swimming lessons, you can feel more prepared to take on the waves and enjoy yourself whether you’re heading to the beach or the pool. Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to take a family trip to their favorite water park!
Not only can adult swimming lessons give you life-saving skills, but they can also open the door to feeling happier, healthier, and more relaxed than ever. That’s right. Hitting the local pool on a consistent basis can help you build muscles you never even knew you had while melting away your stress and tension too. It’s one of the most complete exercises you can engage in, working the whole body while being gentle on joints.
Get Started with Adult Swimming Lessons in Oceanside
To find out all about our adult swimming lessons in Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Encinitas, call British Swim School Carlsbad today at (760) 281-3123. We offer swimming classes throughout the year at our heated pools, so we’ll be ready to teach you whenever you’re ready to learn.