If you want to teach yourself to swim and don’t have access to a swim coach or can’t take swimming lessons, there’s still a lot you can do to improve on your own.
The tips on this page will help you to learn how to swim or improve your swimming technique by yourself. So let’s get started.
Swim Tips for the Autodidact
Tip #1: Even if a swim coach isn’t available, always practice in a safe environment. This often means exercising in a supervised swimming pool.
Swimming in a pool is also less stressful than in open water because you can see through the water.
Tip #2: Practice the series of swimming drills for each stroke in the learn how to swim section on this site.
Tip #3: Wear swimming goggles. You’ll be more relaxed because you can keep the eyes open without getting water in them.
Tip #4: Decompose complex movements into their components and practice those independently…