How to Swim

Most places I have introduced myself as a swimming instructor, there is always a meek approach by a normally loud extrovert who confides how they have never swum before. Almost always, the individual is not interested in lessons, but rather in a few notes they can cram and try in Read more…

Swimming pool safety

At the entrance to almost all public swimming pools in Kenya, there is always a boldly-written set of commandments with age old instructions for pool-users. The most common among these rules is one freeing the management of any liability in case of injury and another leaving supreme power to the Read more…

For your first time.

You have never swam before but due to some inspiration from the new year, or a moving Monday-morning motivational quote mandating you to get over your fears, you decide it’s time. Before you head out and risk remembering you didn’t bring a swimming costume, here’s a quick checklist for you. Read more…

Swimming: An introduction

Did you know that humans probably learnt to swim from dogs? Several theorists propose that from watching the dogs we domesticated swimming, we copied the doggy paddle, a style that is still weirdly popular today. Humans have been swimming for ages, motivated by a survival instinct to forage for food Read more…