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Adult Swimming Course

Age is just number when it come to adult swimming class. Learn to swim does not only belong to young children. Learn to swim cannot be categorize to age group when it come to learning a life skills. Swimming is a life time affair. Some taking up adult swimming class for the purpose of health reasons, some does it for recreational, and some for hobby.

Many adults have the misconception that learning to swim is hard and always coming up with excuses being too old to learn swimming. This is not true. Swimming make you sleep better at night and improve your cardiovascular function.

Being an adult does not mean learning to swim is hopeless. There are cases where a new adult beginner achieve swimming success even at age of 65. So in our Adult Swimming Class, you can do it just as well, mastering the stroke and having fun with the lesson. In fact having a interesting lesson will make you learn faster and grow your interest day by day.

If you are experiencing pain in your joints or have been advised by a doctor to only participate in low-impact exercises, some better options for you would be swimming, walking, yoga, pilates or riding a stationary bike. These sports offer you a very low impact and is joint/bone friendly.

In our Adult Swimming Class, we break into 2 sections.

Difference between Attentive Adult Swim class and Adult Swim Class

Attentive Adult Swim Class are cater to adults with medical problem which requires swimming to condition the body. For instance, when attending swimming lesson for an adult with lower back problem, we focus on things and task to take care of your back and learning to swim at the same time. Check here.

Another type of attentive adult swim class could also involved water phobia person who suffered bad water experience during their younger days. Lessons for such people has to be constructive and be observant to any signs of fear thru body language and facial expression of the adult. Read more on the type of attentive adult swim category.

Adult Swim Class are adults without medical problem who just want to master the art of swimming.

Attentive Adult Swimming Class

Swimming has long been view as a no-impact form of exercise, often recommended for those recovering from injuries or surgery, and people for whom higher-impact exercises such as running would be painful or dangerous. Unlike other types of cardio that can be tough on the body, swimming not only burns calories and builds muscle, but it’s also refreshing.

Attentive Adult Swimming Class develop your water confidence and skills while at the same time, taking care of your existing problem and improving them. Attentive Adult swimming class are break into the following categories:

  • Adult with Shoulder Injury Swimming Class
  • Adult with Asthma Swimming Class
  • Adult with Lower back problem Swimming Class
  • Adult with Water Phobia Swimming Class
  • Adult with Joint Pain Swimming Class

Adult with Shoulder Injury Swimming Class

Is your shoulder injury due to swimming? Do you feel the strain on your shoulder when you do swimming such as Butterfly, Backstroke and Freestyle? If so, likely you are not doing the right way. You can join the normal adult swimming class module to learn the right technique in swimming.

Adult with Asthma Swimming Class

What is Asthma? Asthma is a common, chronic inflammatory condition affecting the lungs and airways. When exposed to a range of stimuli (including fumes, exercise, cold air, pollen) individuals with asthma may experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath. Severe attacks of asthma are rare but can be life-threatening.

Swimming Tips for Adult with Asthma

Do:

  1. Use the ‘nose’ test. If you notice a strong chemical smell after being in the pool environment for more than three minutes, then it may suggest an imbalance in the pool chemicals or problems with pool ventilation. You should not spend long in the water and inform the pool management.
  2. Always take a shower prior to entering the water to help maintain good water conditions
  3. Always keep your ‘reliever’ inhaler poolside
  4. Consider using your ‘reliever’ inhaler (as prescribed) 10 minutes before starting your swim
  5. Warm up and cool down appropriately to reduce the risk of exercise induced asthma
  6. Consult your GP if swimming seems to make your asthma worse, it may be a sign that your current treatment is not optimal.

Don’t:

  1. Swim on days where your asthma symptoms are troubling, or if you have a bad cold.

Adult with Lower Back Pain Swimming Class

Before starting swimming or any new exercise program it is a good idea to get the all clear from your doctor and/or physical therapist. As with any exercise, the bottom line is to let pain be your guide—if it hurts, stop what you’re doing. Lower back pain can be due to poor posture or lifting object

Swimming Tip for Adult with Back Pain
  1. Avoid shear forces . One problem with swimming is that many strokes and approaches create shear force across the structures in your lower back through repetitive rotating in your lower spine and hips. Shear force contributes to the breakdown of the discs and other sensitive structures in your lower back. See To avoid this kind of force, consider the following adjustments :
    • Have some supportive aids to lift your head up for air, or as you roll your body when turning to take a breathe. In this way, you can reduce the share force acting on your back.
    • Enrol lessoon with us to perfect your stroke, such as learning to keep your shoulders in line with your hips while swimming, moving everything as a whole.
  2. Focus on Spine- Friendly Stroke. The position and movement of various strokes will affect your spine in different ways, for instance
    • Butterfly and breaststroke force your lower spine to arch backward during the stroke. These movements add stress to the facet joints in the back of your spinal column, and can lead to problems or worsening pain over time.
    • Freestyle and backstroke do not force your back to arch; however, you run the risk of developing or worsening pain related to your discs and other structures in your lower back due to the repetitive rotation in the lower back if technique is not properly use.
  3. Pool Therepy. if you love swimming but find it’s hard on your lower back, you may find it best to start with water therapy. Water therapy, also known as pool therapy, is an execrise where you do your workout in the shallow water. You benefit from the gentle resistance of the water, as well as its buoyancy. Water therapy can provide many of the same benefits as swimming, as the activities are done in water so there is less pressure on the spine than during land-based exercise.

Many individuals also say that by its nature, working out in the water—either through swimming or water therapy—provides an added benefit of enhanced feelings of calm and peace.

Adult with Water Phobia Swimming Class

What cause water phobia?

Water Phobia or Aquaphobia is often caused by a traumatic event during childhood, such as a near-drowning. It can also be the result of a series of negative experiences. Water phobia if detected early at their recent near-drowning case (especially among children), can be well managed and overcome easily. From observation, usually when the child suffer such near drowning incident, they stopped lessons, show no interest in water/pool and tend to avoid water from that day onward. Constant encouragment and duty of care need to be taken during this phase to help the child overcome the fear.

What are the symptom of water phobia person?

  • They did not like water over their face
  • Behavior are different and difficult when come to water
  • Anxiety, fear, tense body when come close contact with water
  • Did not like to wash their hair often
  • Unwilling to enter the pool

What are the after effect of water phobia for adult?

  • Constant fear of drowning
  • Flashback of bad incident
  • Nightmare of bad water experience
  • Could not let go the past bad experience
  • Feel uncomfortable when seeing other doing underwater swimming
  • Occasionally will hold breathe for no reason- Sever case
Swimming Tips for Adult with water phobia
  • Keep your mind open
  • Not thinking about the past bad experience
  • Understand current situation is different from past
  • Accepting the present
  • Acknowledge and restructuring your fear
  • Lots of encouragement and praise from coach

Can the Adult overcome water phobia?

Over time, the water phobia person can overcome the fear and move on to become a water confident person. Eventually, he will learn to let go of the past, acknowledging the present and accepting new changes in his life. Once the confident grew and he soon realize situation is not as bad as he thought, that’s how he will eventually let go of the past. Many water phobia adults today live a normal confident life.

Adult with Joint Pain Swimming Class

If you experience pain on your bad or your knee, likely such area are suffering some form of injury. Stop the game and see a doctor. If you are experiencing pain in your joints or have been advised by a doctor to only participate in low-impact exercises, some better options for you would be swimming, walking, yoga, pilates or riding a stationary bike. You can find out more about what other are saying about high impact sports and recommending swimming as an alternative.

High impact sports to avoid injury

Some of the high impact sports are

  • Badminton
  • Sprint running
  • High
  • Ropes Jumping
  • Jumping Jack
  • Jogging in Place
  • Long-distance Running
  • Burpees
  • Squat Jumps
  • Froggy Jumps
  • Side to Side Jumping Lunges
  • Long Jumps
  • Plyojacks

Attentive Adult Swimming Class Course Content

Depending on the problem of every individual adult, the needs for the lesson plan may differ from person to person. The main objective is to improve on the current problem and at the same time improving your swimming strokes. Below are some of the highlight which are subjected to change from time to time depending on the conditions of the learner.

  • Understand water safety and event of emergency
  • Understand & Apply Breathing for Swimming
  • Basic Streamline Body Position
  • Submerging- Type of breathing patterns
  • Prone Glide & Supine Glide
  • Sculling – Feel the water
  • Sensory Skill Practice
  • Understand Action/ Reaction in the water thru limbs movement
  • Able to translate Basic Lesson Plan for Swim Drills workout
  • Drills workout for Kicking/ Arm / Coordinated breathing
  • Personal Survival Skill in event of Emergency

Adult Swimming Class of Different Learning Levels

Do you feel tired after swimming barely 10m? If so, you need to learn swimming the right way. For adult who wish to learn swimming, we provide 3 different level of modules from beginner level to advance level. The lesson will be easy and simple to follow. At the end of each module, you will be able to swim better and have better confidence in the water.

Beginner Course Content

  • Understand water safety and event of emergency
  • Understand & Apply Breathing for Swimming
  • Basic Streamline Body Position
  • Submerging- Type of breathing patterns
  • Prone Glide & Supine Glide
  • Sculling – Feel the water
  • Sensory Skill Practice
  • Understand Action/ Reaction in the water thru limbs movement
  • Able to translate Basic Lesson Plan for Swim Drills workout
  • Drills workout for Kicking/ Arm / Coordinated breathing
  • Personal Survival Skill in event of Emergency

Intermediate Course Content

  • Recap Personal Water Safety & how to response to Emergency
  • Understand the Swimming Principle of Freestyle & Breaststroke
  • Read basic lesson plan for Drill work
  • Progressive swim distance of 25m/50m/75m/100m
  • Drills work of relevant strokes (To improve your weak stroke if any)
  • Strokes correction of Freestyle & Breaststroke
  • More details on the Action/Reaction for Freestyle & Breaststroke
  • Able to tread water & Type of kicking action for treading water – egg beater kick, froggy kick style, etc
  • Basic Dolphin kicking action Thru Action/ Reaction Model with demonstration

Advance Course Content

  • Recap Personal Water Safety & how to response to Emergency
  • Understand the Swimming Principle of Butterfly and Backstroke
  • Recap Basic Survival Back- for Emergency use only
  • More details on the Action/Reaction for Butterfly and Backstroke
  • Swim Drills workout plan for Butterfly & Backstroke
  • Drills work of relevant strokes (To improve your weak stroke if any)
  • Strokes correction of all relelvant taught strokes
  • Easy IM (Individual Medley) of 25m for each stroke on Fly- Back- Breast- Free

Frequently Asked Questions for Adult Swimming Class

I am 45 year old this year. Am I too old to learn swimming?

Age is just number. Adult always feel their body is too stiff and joint are no longer flexible. They often thought that learning to swim is not their era anymore and some are shy to take up swimming lessons, although they still wish to learn. You are never too old to learn swimming and whichever age you are, you can still start to learn swimming.

Children learn swimming faster than adult. Is this true?

Not true. Some adults could learn and master the stroke within a short period of time.

Why is it important to learn swimming? In my everyday life, I do not deal with water anyway.

We are living on the planet comprises of 70% water and 30% land. Chances that we encounter water is high. So we need to learn swimming to save our life in the event of emergency or being able to rescue others when troubles come such as flooding, etc. Swimming is an art, and requires coordination of the limbs movement. In this coordinated movement, it work just like mutitasking. Swimming make you look younger and you sleep better at night. In some cases, the adult might need to go swimming due to back problem on doctor’s advice.

How long does it take to learn to swim for an adult swimming class?

On average, 8 to 12 sessions would be sufficient. Some adults keen to learn more strokes then that would take a slightly longer time perhaps. between 12-16 lessons depending on the learning capability of each individual. If you have water phobia, then it might take longer.

I have water phobia since I was a small child. Can I still learn swimming today?

Water phobia can be treated thru the learn to swim program. Give yourself time and open up your mind to face reality. Whatever happened long time ago to the present days you are living, is no longer relevant. Last time you were small, now you are adult. Many things you could not do as child, you could do more as an adult now. Many things you do not understand as a child, you can understand better as an adult. So give yourself a chance to overcome your fear of water.

Is it hard to master swimming since I am an adult now?

No it is not hard at all. As everyone of us has different shape, sizes and weight, plus different water exposure in the past, it is very subjective to learn whichever stroke they would like to learn. Most adult would learn breaststroke and free style during the adult swimming class.

Which stroke would you recommend to a new adult learning to swim?

I would recommend Breaststroke and survival back cos they are the simplest and easy to master.

Can the adult learn butterfly if he wanted to?

Yes definitely. Learning to swim has no age limit. So give it a try and surprise yourself with your new achievement in just 8 lessons butterfly mastery. However you need to be able to swim at least some basic strokes before you attempt to learn butterfly swimming.

What level would you recommend to the adult for learning to swim?

If you are totally new to swimming, you can take the beginner level for adult swimming class.
If you can already swim breaststroke and freestyle, you can enrol in the intermediate level.
If you can swim at least 3 or 4 strokes, you can take up Advance Level.

Where do you provide swimming lesson? Do you conduct swimming lesson at Condominium?

I conduct lessons at Clementi Swimming Complex and Condominium too. You can check out here for more details on our swimming lesson at condominium.

I am an adult. I can swim but when I see deep water, I panic. Why?

This is another type of phobia but can be overcome with consistent training.