learning to swim as an adult

#46-Learn To Swim

Learning to swim is a challenging yet rewarding investment. There’s a misconception that we can learn to swim only as children, but that’s not true.  It doesn’t matter whether you are in your twenties or forties, you’re never too old to become better. You can reach great heights if you strongly believe that age is just a number. Learning to swim as an adult is not embarrassing or petrifying. It is the foremost life skill that every individual needs to master


One summer break as a teen, we opted for a swimming camp for 15 days. All we learned in that camp was how to stay afloat on the water. This was our very first experience on the whole concept of swimming.

Swimming was always on our bucket list. After a long gap in our twenties, we were excited about getting back into the groove of swimming. So we took off to our grandparent’s hometown which was green, quiet, and just perfect. The desire to get in the water gave us the confidence we needed to get past any fear that was holding us back. The deep well which was about 40 feet thrilled us. Our uncle is a pro. He gave us the instructions which we gladly followed. You won’t believe it if we say we were able to swim confidently in just three days. But yes, we did it! The more you do something, the better you get at it. In the subsequent weeks, we perfected the strokes and got faster. Doing the things we love makes us feel more like ourselves. 

swimming in village

Do you know how much we spent to ace this skill? Zero pennies! No goggles! No swimsuits! The only catalyst that propelled us through is passion.

You Only Live Once. How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Do what makes you happy and believe in yourself. 

We are extremely delighted that we ticked off another item on our bucket list. Have you created yours yet? Let us know in the comments.

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