1. Take Swimming Lessons
You may think swimming lessons are just for children, but many community centres offer courses specific to adults. According to Kat Tancock, senior web editor for Best Health and Reader’s Digest, private swimming lessons gave her the chance to get more comfortable with water, helping her with a phobia of water she’s had since her teens. A series of breathing exercises with an instructor taught her to feel more in control while she swims, making it much easier for her to get into the water and enjoy it.