Adult Swim Lessons

ADULTS LEARN HOW TO SWIM

Founder, Mary Ellen (Melon) Dash, states that the original goal to make citizens water-safe in pools by teaching them to stroke to the side of a pool does not meet the need of the majority of those who do not know how to survive in water. “Many people who are learning to swim must first overcome fear and panic and learn to be in control,” she explains. “We have found that in order to survive in open water, people must then be taught how to stay afloat in deep water until help arrives.”

A higher standard of water safety would benefit all, but adults should be targeted first, since adults comprise 70% of America’s drownings. (Centers for Disease Control, October 2008) Many drowning victims drown in bodies of water that are not swimming pools. People who are taught to be calm in deep water can, by extension, propel themselves to a reachable destination.

Founded in 1983, Miracle Swimming Institute developed a foolproof method to teach adults and children who are fearful in water. The MSI 5-Circles Teaching Method transforms fearful students into deep-water swimmers, one of two major requirements for drowning prevention. The other requirement is panic prevention.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 9 people drown per day in the U.S. For every person who drowns, four times as many people nearly drown. Many of these incidents happen in pools staffed with certified professional lifeguards.

Many of these incidents happen in pools staffed with certified professional lifeguards.If you’ve been to a poolecently, you’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges that lifeguards face in monitoring activity within a pool. Not only is it warm, but there are usually lots of swimmers, glare from the sun in some cases, and other distractions. The toughest part of a lifeguard’s job is maintaining constant vigilance, and no human being can see everything all the time. But it only takes a second for someone to get into trouble and start to drown. Contrary to what most people think, drowning victims don’t yell or wave their arms to alert someone that they arein trouble. They are in a state of shock, and are often silent

Founder Dash explains, “People can’t learn what to do with their arms and legs if they are afraid they might not live. We must teach people to depend on themselves for safety rather than relying on the bottom or the side of the pool.”

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