The first pool dedicated specifically to teaching adults to swim is slated to open in Sarasota, Florida May 1, 2016.
Forty-six percent of American adults fit the bill.
Most adults who can’t swim are afraid in water. An afraid-in-water adult is one who cannot rest peacefully for five minutes in water over his/her head and at least ten feet from any wall or support.
“This will be the place where adults can reliably and quickly overcome their fear of water and learn to swim,” says M. Ellen Dash, CEO of Miracle Swimming for Adults, Inc. (MSA), a Sarasota swim school for adults since 1983, which will open and operate the pool. “Quickly” means two weeks. Five- and 12-day classes are available for travelers. All students go at their own pace and all succeed due to a propriety system based on universal laws of learning that have not been observed in use elsewhere.
MSA has launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds to resurface the pool so that it can open.