A step by step journey that will help you face your fears and move beyond them.Are you an adult who has always wanted to learn to swim but are simply too scared to try? Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines or the sand while your friends and family enjoy the pool or the ocean? Or have you just decided that NOW is the time to finally learn to swim so you can cross it off your Bucket List? If so, Learning to Swim When You're Scared is just the book to help you! Created specifically for adults who want to swim but lack the confidence to do so it focuses on the steps you need to undertake with simple, positive language and helpful illustrations.If you're looking for a short cut or the previously unpublished "secrets" to becoming a proficient swimmer then keep looking. Learning To Swim When You're Scared doesn't make unrealistic promises or offer a guarantee of success. Rather it gives you the tools you need to make it happen.There are many reasons why people are afraid of learning to swim - some are simple and some are complex. But that doesn't matter. You can conquer your fear and move beyond it as long as you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and have a go.Learning to swim as an adult isn't "easy" - if it was you would have done it already, right? That's not to say it's difficult either, you just need the right information to help you. Learning To Swim When You're Scared will not have you swimming laps in a magically short time frame, rather it's function is to prepare you for formal lessons by getting you confident with submerging, floating and kicking.Learning To Swim When You're Scared starts with some preparation: Pinpointing why you're scaredComing to terms with previous negative experiencesSome simple at home "baby steps" to get the ball rollingThe importance of a support personIt then moves on the nitty gritty - getting in the pool and your head under the water. Full submersion is the key to becoming a swimmer and it is a skill that can take time to learn. This book will guide you each step of the way. Once you can go under the water confidently it then moves onto other basic water skills inclduing: Getting your feet off the bottomLearning to float on the front and backThe correct way to kickWhile seemingly simple these core skills will set you on the path to becoming a proficient swimmer. Spending time and effort on them right at the beginning will pay huge dividends down the track.Everybody can learn to swim!Any lover of swimming and the water will tell you there is nothing quite like it. You don't have to continue being a non-swimmer just because you always have been. It doesn't matter how old you are, if you are overweight or if you have tried and failed before. If you are willing to put in the work you can do it.Don't sit on the sidelines any longer! Come on in the water is great.
Kids love animals, and sea creatures are no exception! Here is an alphabetical tour of ocean animals led by Seamore the seahorse. Each animal has a simplified alliterative description.
The "vulture of the sea," borne upon broad wing, and wandering over the wide Atlantic, suddenly suspends his flight to look down upon an object that has attracted his attention. It is a raft, with a disc not much larger than a dining-table, constructed out of two small spars of a ship, -the dolphin-striker and spritsail yard, -with two broad planks and some narrower ones lashed crosswise, and over all two or three pieces of sail-cloth carelessly spread.
.And welcome to the world of wild cats. Perhaps you've known a feral or two throughout your life. You're pretty lucky if you haven't. This revealing memoir is a vivid resource for coping with catty woman and other exotic human species whose behaviors resemble ruthless animals of the wild. These are candid vignettes about withering in the heat of emotional terrorism and how to survive it. You will see what it means to silently cope in an inner world of erroneous inadequacies and self-deprecation. Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone you've felt embarrassed for? Someone who's been scrutinized or outcasted? And not a celebrity or a president.but an ordinary person, like you? Have you ever wondered how someone who was taunted at school made it through their days? Maybe you were one of them and will strongly relate to these tenacious struggles. Maybe you were able to rise above it with fiery wisdom and strength and remained unscathed. Or maybe you dreadfully observed others in dismay; perhaps you bravely went to bat for the taunted. .or maybe you were once a feral, too. "This is about retaining your equilibrium when you're ready to fall apart at the seams. This is about how truly distorted your self-perception can become, the wicked games people can play, the importance of clarity, and how valuable laughter truly is."
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