SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A crowd-funding campaign until March 26, 2016 is currently raising $60,000 to renovate a pool in Sarasota, Florida that will be dedicated to teaching adults who are afraid in water to swim, and training instructors in a reliable, proven system: a paradigm opposite to traditional methods. Miracle Swimming for Adults, Inc. (MSA) developed a new teaching system in 1983 that cannot fail. If the pool renovation is successfully funded by Saturday, MSA will offer its flagship series for adults plus new offerings: Swimming for Sinkers, lessons for expectant parents who are afraid in water, and Self-Teaching solo classes where any adult can be successful by using the two-foot-deep pool and following the steps to learn to swim in MSA's book Conquer Your Fear of Water. MSA holds that parents should know how to swim before their children learn. The renovation donations webpage is at Kickstarter.com. Deadline: March 26.
There are 109 million adults in the United States who are afraid in deep water in pools: 46% according to a 1998 Gallup Poll. This means they cannot swim. But there is hope.
Contrary to popular opinion, learning freestyle is not learning to swim. Learning to swim is becoming safe in deep water. Everyone needs to be safe in deep water: adults, parents, and children.
Strokes are the efficient way to swim. But before students become efficient, they are inefficient. While first learning, everyone is inefficient. This why a parent can be heard to say, "Johnny can swim! Well, he can't 'swim,' but he can swim!" He can rest in deep water, but he doesn't know strokes yet. Adults must also learn the "inefficient" beginnings first. Those are the first steps.
The good news is: "inefficient" is enough to be safe. MSA maintains that world water safety is far simpler and quicker to attain than has been previously thought. A person doesn't need to know strokes to be safe. In fact, strokes are irrelevant for safety. When a person and his/her children know how the water works, can get air as needed, and remain calm in deep water, they can rightfully say, "I can swim."
Most of the 109 million adults have tried to learn to swim in their lifetimes. But their swimming lessons were about learning strokes. Because they were not supported to be inefficient first, they had virtually no chance of success. With little chance of success, most failed. They blamed themselves. Many became discouraged, quit, and resigned themselves to not being swimmers in this lifetime.
Miracle Swimming for Adults has given trainings and talks to national organizations for thirty years to convince agencies to teach adults the basics of swimming before strokes. The new pool, if successfully funded, will be a training ground for a new direction in swimming instruction. With MSA's 21st-century teaching technology, the learn-to-swim agencies and aquatics industries should explode.
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SOURCE Miracle Swimming for Adults, Inc.