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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Swimin12 - Learn to swim in 12 hours only!


Have you ever experienced that when you visit some amazing places like beaches or islands yet you can't swim and enjoy yourself? That's exactly how I feel when I entered the Emerald Pool in Krabi. The fact that I can't swim is also one of the reasons why I chose this travel package (includes Hot Spring Waterfall, Emerald Pool and ATV adventure) instead of island hopping. After I came back from Krabi, I've decided to go for swimming classes and approached this Swimin12, which highly recommended by my friends. As the name suggests, they actually guaranteed that students can learn to swim within 12 hours with the latest research on accelerated teaching methods and if you take longer time, they will continue to teach for FREE until you get it! Isn't it sounds awesome? :P


So far I had 3 classes with them and I'm so surprised to see myself improving every lessons and overcome my water phobia bit by bit. I used to be very brave that I dare to jump into the water and float on my own but there was once I was drowning and my sister did not save me at the very first time and I've developed water phobia since then.

Back to my swimming classes with Swimin12, as usual, breathing is the very first thing that I learnt during my first session. EJ, my swimming coach, also explained to me the importance of breathing for better understanding as it is the key to overcome my water phobia. He then moved on and taught me how to land in the most stable pose yet looking graceful but first I will have to act like a dead body and float on the water while facing down the pool. It's such a huge challenge for me and I was not dare to float on the water without holding anything. I was hesitating for quite a while then EJ advised me to hold onto the pool ladder and slowly let go of my hands and finally I did it! I know I'm the only one who can help to overcome my water phobia; all I need to do is just have the courage to float on the water and EJ was standing right in front of me if anything happen. Seriously I'm so glad to have EJ as my coach and he has been really patient with me throughout the whole lesson. He will correct my technique and encourage me whenever I hesitated to follow his instructions. So all you need to do is just relax your body and believe in your coach!


The following lessons were conducted by another coach, Alex, as EJ has some personal issues to deal with. Alex has great patience as well but he's more of an aggressive type of person. During my second and third lessons, I was taught how to paddle my feet and come out of water to breathe in order to stay under water longer in preparation for my next lesson for breaststroke. Basically when you're dare to float on the water while facing down the pool, just paddle your feet (without bending your knees) with correct hand movement and you can swim already! The best moment when I can actually move from one point to another :D

Group photo with Swimin12 coaches :)

I can't wait for my next swimming lesson and I'll be learning breaststroke yay! Do stay tuned at my blog for more updates and in the meanwhile, if you're also interested to learn swimming, Swimin12 is now offering 1 hour free trial for first timers! Drop them an email at info@swimin12.com or you may contact EJ, who is also the founder of Swimin12, directly at 6016 3533 555. No worries, they don't bite and have fun learning! :)


PJ Palms Sports Centre
1, Lorong Sultan,
Petaling Jaya, 46200
Selangor.



Tel: 6016 3533 555
Email: info@swimin12.com

Website: www.swimin12.comwww.facebook.com/iloveswimin12

22 comments:

  1. Wah sounds great to learn swimming in 12 hours. I only managed to learn it a few years ago after about 6 lessons.. and till date I still don't dare to swim in pools that are deeper than my height. ;x do you dare to swim in pools deeper than your height? that's something I wish to overcome..

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  2. Hmm... I'm tempted to give it a try now. Always being tease as non swimmer really no fun. :(

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  3. The coaches must be very good to be able to teach students how to swim with just 12 hours! I learned how to swim when I was about 6 years old when my dad would throw me to the pool and I swim hard to save myself from drowning and that's basically my training. VERY BRUTAL. Hahahaha!

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  4. I grow up basically next to the sea and I am swimming since I could walk lets say. I do really enjoy it and makes me feel relaxed. But about learning to swim in 12 hours. WOW that's great. Congrats, few more lessons and you will be able to enjoy actually swimming !!

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  5. I know how to swim from childhood, but the only stroke I can do multiple laps with is breaststroke. I should really improve my stamina in the crawl (or the traditionally known "freestyle"). I have not heard of Krabi before. Is that a resort seaside town?

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  6. I could never guess you could learn to swim so fast but your post proves it possible so I would love to enroll my kids for such a training, too!

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  7. 12 hours? Nice! I'm more than 3 decades-old and I don't know how to swim T.T But I do know floating, that's a good start. I need to see your coaches:)

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  8. I can swim a bit but this course could potentially make me a much agile swimmer. That's because there's a coach who could help.

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  9. that was fast! in 12 hours well done. for those who need express course

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  10. Congrats! Haha, I guess it's more common for Singaporeans to know how to swim as it's a compulsary thing for students and the swimming pools are so accessible! My cousins from Malaysia used to come over to Singapore to swim!

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  11. my friends actually went through this and they're doing really well too! :pp glad it worked for you

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  12. haha, and i probably cannot swim by now already. :( was forced to attend PE swimming from primary school until JC and I was so irked by the classes (because I really hated swimming) so much so that ever since I graduated from JC, i've never ever stepped into a swimming pool! Well, I'm sure i can still float, kick and move.... but perhaps surfacing to breathe and treading water might be a life threatening issue now. xp

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  13. You're a great student! :-) I know how to swim but now with the proper strokes. i learned swimming in my childhood with my childhood friends. We used to jump at the ferry port in our province.haha :-) Swimming is a lot of fun! Tons of fun! :D

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  14. It takes us so long to learn how to swim however animals know it inherently...weird!

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  15. I run and I bike but I don't swim, which makes me lack one discipline for triathlon. I think I would need something like this for my swim.

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  16. Sounds like a great program.Swimming really is easy just as long as you trust yourself in the water. I learned to float the minute I started swimming lessons which is included in my high school curriculum

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  17. Great thing! I should join this course! I can't swim till now. Sigh...

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  18. 12 hours! I have not managed to learn it in 12 years. This course sounds perfect for me :D

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  19. Swimin12 is a great offer and the fact that they guarantee their training method is awesome. I would love to try their method and see how it turns out.

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  20. haha good next thing you can go for diving license ad! =D

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