Practical tips to learning how to swim as an adult:

I was always surprised (and sorta relieved) when I met someone else who didn’t swim. But I realized that it’s not that uncommon, we just never really talk about it. By no means did I take an optimal route to learning - almost drowning multiple times did get me motivated but is not recommended. But if you’re the same boat as I am and wanting to learn, here are some tips.

Learning takes concerted effort and willpower, and ideally continuous access to a pool. I made very little progress when…

Patrick Lin

Product manager, photographer, optimistic nihilist with musings on life

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