Learning to swim is very easy if you have the correct training and coaching.

Our planet is almost covered in water. It's about 70 percent all water. That's a whole lot of water around us! Swimming is a skill that can come in very handy throughout one's life and learning to swim properly is very important for you and your family. Learning to swim is not only an important preventative method toward an accidental drowning it is also a great way to have fun and keep fit. One of the highest causes of death in children around the world, is accidental drowning. If kids are taught the skills they need to ensure their safety in and around water, we can greatly reduce the percentages of these accidents to occur.

Learning to swim is very easy if you have the correct training and coaching. With the right instructor it's very easy to build your confidence in the water. Once your confidence is built in and around water, the learning process and your swimming lessons can become lots of fun. Feeling confident in the water will be pivotal because it is important to practice as often as possible once you've learned to swim. It is much easier to feel confident and learn quickly with a qualified American Red Cross instructor.

Swimming lessons are available in most communities through private gyms and programs such as the American Red Cross, Swim America, public schools, YMCAs, and sports clubs; but also through online swim video tutorials or e-books such as the one's we will be offering on our site soon.

Swimming is a lifesaving skill but it can also make a large variety of water sports accessible such as scuba diving, water polo, or surfing. There are many sports that involve water. Once you've learned to swim properly you and your family can safely enjoy many of these sports to the fullest.

Here is a list of water sports to enjoy once you've learned to swim.

In the water you can enjoy sports such as swimming which includes a pool ocean, lake or any open water swimming. Triathlons are usually a combination of swimming, cycling and running. Synchronized swimming is a hybrid of swimming, gymnastics and ballet. Water aerobics is aerobics in the water. Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a large body of water with a mask, a snorkel and fins.

Under water you can enjoy recreational sports such as Scuba which is swimming underwater using a self contained breathing apparatus. There are other forms of diving such as free diving which aims to maximize the depth dived using no breathing apparatus. There are sports such as underwater hockey which is played with a short wooden curved sticks and a heavy puck. The players wear diving masks, snorkels, and fins, and must surface to breathe while team mates continue the game on the bottom of the pool. Then we have some cool water sports such as underwater photography. The digital age and cameras have revolutionized how many divers participate in this sport and their are numerous contests worldwide that are arranged every year.

There are also variety of water sports and activities that you can enjoy on the water such as skurfing where the participant "skurfs" behind a boat on a surfboard. There's barefoot water skiing which is waterskiing with no skiis. There's body boarding which is similar to surfing, but the board is smaller and the person who lies down on the board. You can safely enjoy sports like canoeing, jet skiing, kite surfing or para-sailing where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a parachute.

There are many more activities you can enjoy safely such as rafting, rowing, sailing using the wind for propulsion, skim boarding which is a board sport in which a board is used to ride on an incoming wave. There's stand up paddle boarding that is a surf style board with a paddle, used in flat water or waves. There's also surfing downhill on ocean waves or you can find water parks that have artificial waves in artificial wave pools which is really fun! There's white water rafting, wake boarding which is similar to water skiing, but using only one board attached to the feet. There's wake skating which is similar to wake boarding, but the board is not attached to the feet. Water skiing is using skis to slide over the water while being pulled usually by a boat. Windsurfing on flat water using wind for propulsion in combination with sails is really fun as well.

As you've now read there are a large variety of water activities and sports that you can enjoy and which are related to swimming. You would be able to enjoy all of these and more, safely, if you learn to swim and take our course. Learn water safety and how to swim today!

Contact us today for more information regarding swimming lessons from an American Red Cross certified instructor in the Miami or South Florida area.

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