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#687328 - 22nd Apr 2012 8:40pm ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS
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Any adults out there none swimmers or none confident in water?

I was a none swimmer til a while ago....Im 46 and never swam a stroke in my life!!!!
It has always put a damper on holiday activities and leisure not swimming. Dont get me wrong, im not afraid of water, quite confident. I will go in the pool all day or even into the sea as long as i can touch the bottom. Not a problem for me most of the time as im 6` 2" tall and the last pool holiday it was 4` deep max!!
Still dont swim tho and had to walk round. I can happily do my martial arts excercises in the pool etc!

I always promised AFTER every holiday to take lessons but felt a little embarassed to do....46 and cant swim!!
After the last hols I took the plunge and signed up at Ginea Gap Baths in New Brighton (Seacombe/Wallasey??)
I go there because they have the lessons on a Sunday afternoon which is great for me working all week.

The instructors are great, understanding and very encouraging. No pressures and you move at your own pace. I just follow exactly as they ask and I have improved leaps and bounds. I cannot beleive I have been missing out on this all my life. I have done well because of my confidence in water I think.
We have a private pool, seperate and behind closed doors from the public, which I think has also helped me because of my embarassment!

Well, I am 46, today I swam 34 widths unaided in an hour, and its only my 4th lesson!!!!
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Anyone interested should give it a go. Great excersise, my body aches to hell and I feel GREAT!!!!


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#687333 - 22nd Apr 2012 8:47pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: hoseman]
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Congratulations.... should be really proud of yourself !! smile

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#687336 - 22nd Apr 2012 8:49pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: hoseman]
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thats great News well done and your going to enjoy your next hols even more now!
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#687338 - 22nd Apr 2012 9:04pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: rocks]
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If i survive the excersise you mean!!!! lol

Yeah, been brilliant, realy enjoying it and cant beleive ive never done this before!
My better half cant beleive what i have done in 4 lessons.
Theres a girl there who, before christmas was like me, never swam a stroke in her life.
Last week she swam a mile!!
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#687340 - 22nd Apr 2012 9:11pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: hoseman]
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Well done Hose, it's a great feeling, not just swimming but the accomplishment!

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#687358 - 22nd Apr 2012 10:23pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: ]
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Brill News Hoseman well done keep it up
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#687367 - 22nd Apr 2012 11:12pm Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: hoseman]
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Well done Hoseman! That takes some courage and I'm really pleased you got your confidence and confronted it. yipee



For anyone who may be interested, Leasowe Rec. also do adult swimming lessons.On a weekday and later in an evening, when there aren't any spectators.
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#687384 - 23rd Apr 2012 3:41am Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: hoseman]
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Well done bud thumbsup

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#687387 - 23rd Apr 2012 7:43am Re: ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS [Re: granny]
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All the leisure centres do them, just the times suited me. The class before mine is for stroke victims 1.00 - 2.00. I normally get there early and hop in with them for the last 10 mins. All very relaxed in rules, but not safety. Everyone gets armbands the first time in whatever your level of swimming. Some in my class just do it for excersise away from the main pool, heart attack victim there and arthritus sufferer!
If you are going to be attending often you can get a Wirral Sports and leisure Passport which can be used in any leisure place in the Wirral and can save you a fortune.

Thanks for the words of encouragement peeps, only mentioned it incase there were others like me, should have, would have could have done it years ago but `Never got round to it`!!!!
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