There is a profound misunderstanding by the public about how fear heals. It is not healed by practicing frightening things.
To learn to swim you must become comfortable in water, shallow and deep first. Learn the universal steps--every single one--of becoming comfortable in water, shallow and deep, starting from where you are now.
Confidence first, skills second. To be taught strokes when you're afraid you might not live is counterproductive. It's not your fault that you haven't learned to swim. When you can rest happily in deep water for as long as you wish, you have learned to swim. Then you will be ready to learn strokes if you wish. Strokes are not part of the book: they are unrelated to overcoming fear.
The main swim instruction training agencies don't have this information. it. Therefore, most afraid adults don't learn to swim.
If taught correctly, you can enjoy deep water. Every single step you need to be successful is uncommonly well-explained.
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 and without fear by placing attention on the right thing: comfort. Take the softest, most effective 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
Feel safe 100% of the time. The book teaches you how.
Learn the true meaning of "I can swim." It's, "I'm comfortable and safe in deep water, not "I can move my arms and legs like this."
BookLife Prize - 2022 by Publishers Weekly
"This book will help readers of all ages who want to learn to swim. 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.
For anyone who thought it wasn't possible to learn to swim from a book, this book will prove that theory wrong. The advice given is relatable and will ring true with anyone who has ever doubted themselves in the water.
Melon's process is simple and nicely conveyed. She has patiently included and addressed any problem or excuse that might arise in such situations. Her methods are practical and logical, and go hand in hand with the games and practice methods that she recommends. Melon has eliminated confusion by breaking the process down into specific activities and solid advice.
Miracle Swimming School for Adults founder Melon Dash's work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC's Today Show, CNN's Headline News, CNN.com Opinion, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Elle, San Francisco Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, and dozens more.