It is important for the learner to be able to trust their teacher completely. Give them a lot of time to get used to the water and practice in chest-high water until they gain the confidence to go further. A calm voice, eye contact and supportive touches will give them a sense of safety.A common mistake:If the teacher promises not to let go of the learner or to catch them when they jump into the water, then they must keep that promise, even if learning may take a little longer that way. Next step: How to swim - 5. A swimming teacher needs the patience of a saint
How to Swim 4/20
All the information from a complete swimming course in one book.