Swimming is rather an underrated sport in India and children are only sent to learn swimming during their summer holidays or any other vacations. I’ve been born in the same kind of family where they insisted me to learn swimming, coz it becomes necessary when you go on Family trips to hotels and resorts where you have a big, classy swimming pool and you need to stand first in the race against your cousins.
The basic freestyle stroke is all they teach and all I know, but the main point in learning it was just for emergency rescue in any fallen condition.
But, swimming as a profession needs dedication and skill. I’ve few friends who are national and state level swimmers and their styles are way improved with more skills as compared to a beginner like me.
So, which initial skills must beginners acquire before further skills are introduced?
buoyancy, breaststroke, mobility, water play, stroke technique, water familiarisation, sculling, compatibility. Please educate!
This was the swimming institute (Mysore University) where I learnt swimming. Please do share pictures of your memories associated with swimming.