You might be surprised at how many adults are taking swim lessons for the first time. Reasons range from wanting to learn swimming for health reasons, to a desire to share in the aquatic fun with their children or grandkids. Or maybe they just need to feel comfortable in the water.

Feeling comfortable in the water is a huge issue for many folks. To help them, Jeff Krieger started the program Strategies for Overcoming Aquatic Phobias in metro New York. And this year, the American Red Cross began offering adult learn-to-swim classes for the first time ever.

Regardless of why more adults are learning to swim for the first time, it is good news for aquatics professionals who want to help. Read More