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No matter what age you are, adults in Dubai do need to learn how to swim.
It’s not just a safety thing (although this is a very good reason to learn), swimming can provide so many other benefits too.
Whether you are 20, 30 or even 70 finding a swimming coach in Dubai is a great idea to help you learn the basics and when you are ready improve on your swimming skills.
With the help of Dubai swimming coaches this article will provide you with some great tips and advice about why learning to swim is so important.
If you’re reading this article because you can’t swim you’re not alone.
There are many different reasons why adults can’t swim. One of the main reasons is a fear of water as a child. Having a fear of water at an early age is not uncommon.
However, many parents don’t realise that a professional swimming coach is qualified to help kids overcome this fear.
A fear of water will probably decrease with age but that’s not the case for everyone. Some people have this same fear well into adulthood.
But, for adults and children alike a fear of water is usually something you can easily overcome. The main problem might be the feeling of being ‘left alone’ in water and not necessarily a fear of the water itself.
Embarrassed that you can’t swim as an adult is another reason. Being embarrassed isn’t a nice feeling which is why many adults simply don’t discuss the fact that they can’t swim. Or they simply avoid situations where the topic or activity might arise (going to the pool or beach for example)
But, there really is nothing to be embarrassed about. I personally can’t play tennis, compete in a triathlon or play golf but I don’t feel embarrassed about it.
Lets take a look at some of the main reasons why adults of all ages, both male and female, need to learn how to swim and be confident in the water.
Swimming is a valuable life skill that many of us learn as children. However, not learning how to swim as a child is nothing to be embarrassed about.
According to a study by The Red Cross Red Cross almost half American adults either can’t swim or have very limited skills in the water.
Although we couldn’t find any comparable statistics for the UAE it’s a good bet that the figures for adults who can’t swim in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Emirates are quite high too.
From a safety point of view adults need to learn how to swim. To put it bluntly, if you fell in the water for some reason and no-one was there to help this poses a life threatening situation.
Being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t learn and this applies to any age. Using the excuse that you are too old really doesn’t work when it comes to swimming.
Safety in the water is about being confident and able to save yourself (or someone else) if you need to. It doesn’t mean you need to be an Olympic class swimmer, just intermediate swimming skills.
Something as simple as learning to swim in Dubai can make a great difference to your social life.
That might sound strange at first but consider this. Taking a trip to the beach or maybe a water park is so much fun for everyone.
But, if you can’t swim it’s not the same – you can’t necessarily join in the fun or may even be afraid to do so.
If you are an adult parent who can’t swim you might even find it difficult to allow your kids to join in the fun because of your lack of swimming (and therefore lifesaving) skills.
Learning to swim in Dubai either with a group or private lessons means you will soon be able to enjoy water based activities as much as everyone else. And, it really isn’t that difficult to learn to be a confident swimmer.
There are very few exercise methods that can match swimming when it comes to combining low impact exercise with all around cardio fitness.
The beauty of swimming for fitness is that you can tailor it to your own specific needs.
• Cardio Fitness – Swimming gives you a great cardio workout which is much more fun than other methods of cardio training. The more you do the more you will benefit but even gentle swimming a couple of times a week will really help
• Weight Loss – For all adults (of any age) swimming can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. While it might not be as good as a crossfit workout for shedding a few pounds for many adults swimming will be more enjoyable for most
• Endurance – Building up your endurance levels can be tough. Some people enjoy running but during the heat of the summer in Dubai this can be difficult. Swimming in the sea or a climate controlled pool is ideal. And, the more laps you do the more your endurance levels will increase
• Swim Fit Classes – Swimming fitness classes like water aerobics and others are hugely popular in Dubai. If you have a fear of water which is preventing you from learning to swim you’re missing out on fun ways to get fit
Learning to swim in Dubai can be so easy. Whether you want to learn on your own with private swimming lessons or join a group of others at a similar level to you it’s surprising how quickly you can pick up the basics.
Under the guidance of a professional coach you can probably go from being a complete novice to an intermediate swimmer in as little as 20 – 30 hours.
This is an approximate figure and does depend on a number of things.
Your age isn’t a factor when it comes to learning the basics of different swim strokes.
People often say that children learn faster but this doesn’t apply to swimming. In fact, many adults are more dedicated to learning and that drive and determination really does count in their favour.
Whether to take private swimming lessons with a personal trainer/coach in Dubai or join a group swimming class is really down to your own personal preference.
As a professional they are trained in various techniques which can help both adults and kids overcome their fear of water. This in turn helps them feel more comfortable and confident.
This is ideal if you would prefer to train with a group of women for cultural or other reasons.
How the lesson is structured will be different from one coach to another. However, all of them will teach you the basic elements of swimming, this includes:
Advanced swimming lessons for adults in Dubai will also include life saving, diving techniques, sea swimming and more.
The price of swimming lessons or private training in Dubai does vary. Private coaching will of course be more when compared to group swimming lessons.
Many swimming coaches in Dubai will also offer some great discounts on the price when you book a set number of sessions. This is a great idea because it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to swim confidently in just one session.
Many trainers will also offer out of season discounts.
Finding a local male or female swimming coach in your local area of Dubai is easy with the UAE Personal Trainers website. We’ve included a couple of links below for you.
If you would prefer to join a swimming class you can also find class listing on the link below.
Each personal trainer profile page includes a quick contact form. You can contact the coach direct and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Use the filter options on the page below to closely match your training goals with the right coach and even select to show male, female or all personal trainers.
The price for personal training in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK can be found on the personal trainer profile page. Each coach has their own price information and training fees. When you contact a PT they will provide full details about price, discounts and promotions.
All personal trainers listed on the UAE Personal Trainers website will provide a free fitness consultation to get a better understanding of your health and fitness goals.
Freelance personal trainers and fitness companies provide PT at home, your gym, outdoors. Online personal training is also an option for many coaches and their clients.