I have always thought that learning to swim was important and one of the first things I did when my granddaughter came to live with me was get her in the water. I paid for her to have several years of swimming lessons and she is now, at the age of 10, a competent swimmer.
These days swimming pools are warm and comfortable, not like the outdoor pools I was forced to learn in as a child. I remember we would be pushed into the water by our teachers, whatever the temperature, and it was so cold it would take our breath away!
I’m glad I can swim but it’s never too late to learn as these days there are adult swimming classes. Not only is it a worthwhile skill but it’s good exercise too so if you’ve never learned to swim get yourself down to the local pool and enroll. You won’t regret it.