I've never taken 'official' swimming lessons in my life. It's something I learned from my husband.
He always try to teach me how to do things especially involve in the aerobic exercises, because he knows that the aerobic exercise is good for my health, especially swimming, which has been found to be not only beneficial for my body, but also perfect for relaxing my mind.
About 4 years ago, on the strength of his recommendation, I decided to learn how to swim. So my husband started to teach me.
At first I was a little nervous about getting into the water, but I was determined to try it. Besides, the water was nice and clear.Then I dropped into the pool. Any fear that I had just washed away. It was incredible. I could see everything under the water.
He showed me some basic gesture of swimming. I couldn't get the skills of floating on the water so I was pretty worried. However, my husband told me that just keep trying. Then, he let me try to swim in the shallow water area by myself. Under his encouragement, I practiced the arm and leg movements every day, finally I made it . You can't imagine how elated I was when I could float around in the water and pretend I was a fish.
As far as I am concerned, my husband's teaching method is pretty desirable. He not only impart the gestures but also stimulate my learning interest and help me to learn this skill more speedy.
Swimming is very useful for me. There are many psychological benefit to swimming, if you allow it to occur. Relax and swim with a very low effort. Let your mind wander, focusing on nothing but the rhythm of your stroke. This form of meditation can help you gain a feeling of well-being, leaving your water session refreshed and ready to go on with the rest of your day.