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In Alaska, you have to pass a swimming test before you can graduate High School,
I had a few lessons at summer camp which didn't teach me much, but I finally learned to swim properly when I was in my forties. I had an excellent coach at the YMCA and while he was good with the technical side of things, his greatest gift to me was encouragement to persevere.
It's much more difficult to learn how to swim when you are an adult
Just keep everything moving. Your arms, your legs, everything. Downward motion.
You'll get it.
I think coordination is the most difficult part - coordinating the arm/leg movements + breathing.