Maybe you’re on a yacht and fall overboard. Maybe you discover an idyllic, Mark Twain-esque swimming hole. Maybe you’re caught in a biblical flood, Noah’s late, and you desperately need a back-up plan.
Lucky for you and the unicorns who were late to the dock, there are plenty of pros ready to help you learn to swim.
Six More Reasons To Learn To Swim
1. Waterworld. You’ll learn to operate your body in a completely different environment. Drifting weightlessly through water is a totally new experience if you’re used to slogging around on land. You might just find it inspiring.
2. Adventure. Learning to perambulate in water opens up a slew of new activities. Besides swimming, soon you could be surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, river rafting, or sailing.
3. Safety. Even if you avoid water with all your might, there may come a time when you need to know what to do. Maybe your kid falls into a lake. Maybe you’re on a boat that’s in trouble. Maybe you’re just hanging out by the pool with friends and someone would totally jump in and save you, but everyone’s in the kitchen getting margaritas. Because your friends have terrible timing.
4. Banish fear. If you’re scared of the water, triumph over it. If you can conquer water, just imagine what else you could do.
5. Exercise. Swimming is some of the best exercise around. Low impact for folks with joint problems, but still exercises every muscle in your body. If you prefer chlorine to sweat, this is the gym activity for you.
6. Be a hero. Statistics tell us that more than 3,400 people drown in the United States every year. If you know how to swim, you can dive in to help someone who can’t.
Do you know how to swim? If not, are you game to learn?