Learn the universal steps—every single one—of becoming calm, learning to float, maneuver and rest in water, shallow and deep, peacefully on your front and back. If you cringe when asked to swimming parties, beach vacations, and boat rides, if you don't feel safe in water, kiss all of that goodbye.
Without ever feeling afraid, learn how the water works with your body and how to be in control in water over your head. There's a system for this.
Heal fear in a comfortable way. Don’t blame yourself for being afraid or not learning previously. Get the information missing from traditional lessons.
Strokes are irrelevant to feeling calm: they are excluded.
With clear, down-to-earth explanations to questions you've always had, demystify swimming. De-bunk myths and understand what's happening when you try things that aren't fun. Then, stop doing that forever! The book sets forth a revolutionary new system that will one day be dominant: sensible and gentle. It has been proven at her swim school for the past forty years with 6000 adults.
Miracle Swimming founder Melon Dash’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Headline News, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Elle, San Francisco Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, and dozens more.
Plot: This book will help readers of all ages who want to learn to swim. The step-by-step approach is clear and easily accessible and can be practiced in just a few sessions as readers find themselves less fearful in deeper water. Melon breaks down the subject with multiple solutions, yet manages to not overwhelm the learner.
Prose: In this well-executed text, with a step-by-step approach to not only overcoming a fear of water but also learning to swim in spite of it, Melon’s perspective and real-life comparisons make it easy to understand her lessons.
Originality: For anyone who thought it wasn’t possible to learn to swim from a book, this book will prove that theory wrong. The advice given is relatable and will ring true with anyone who has ever doubted themselves in the water.
Character/Execution: Melon’s process is simple and nicely conveyed. She has patiently included and addressed any problem or excuse that might arise in such situations. Her methods are practical and logical, and go hand in hand with the games and practice methods that she recommends. Melon has eliminated confusion by breaking the process down into specific activities and solid advice.
Date Submitted: January 17, 2023