May 24, 2019 · Once you've helped the adult swim novice become comfortable treading water, floating, and gliding, begin to teach specific swim strokes. As you might have surmised, teaching the swim strokes is actually the least important part of giving adult swim lessons.
This guide is meant to be used by volunteers who are teaching swim lessons as part of April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month. USMS provides an Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification for instructors who are in or want to be in the business or profession of teaching adults to swim.
Teaching Adults How to Swim. Adults come to us at Waterloo Swimming in Austin, Texas for swimming lessons. Some never learned as children and some want to improve their swimming technique for enjoyment or competition.
Choose a quiet, private environment. Novice adult swimmers may be embarrassed by their inability to swim, so don't teach them alongside children or in the middle of a crowded pool. Some adults who can't swim are afraid of water, so ease these students' nerves .