Conquer Your Fear of Water

An Innovative Self-Discovery Course in Swimming

by Melon Dash



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/04/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9781420864441

About the Book

Fear prevents people from learning to swim. Learning to swim is not just about arms and legs. First, it’s about the nuts and bolts of full presence of mind. You can't overcome fear or learn to swim if you panic. Learning the nuts and bolts fear and mindfulness is the subject of this book. Once you’re peaceful, safe, and happy in water, you can learn basic skills like putting your face in, floating, getting up from a float, all of which are in the book along with numerous other skills. Strokes are not covered: strokes are merely choreography—irrelevant to overcoming fear. This book is a paradigm shift in teaching swimming.

  • Demystify the learn-to-swim process: it’s not what the public thinks
  • Learn how to be comfortable in water all the time: you never have to push yourself
  • Gain complete control in water: it has nothing to do with strokes
  • Become safe, happy, and at ease in water, shallow and deep: learn how the water works

  • About the Author

    Melon (M. Ellen) Dash grew up in upstate New York. She started swimming competitively when she was 7, started teaching swimming when she was 14, and has been doing both ever since.

    She earned her B.S. degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and her Masters degree in Education from the University of Michigan. She coached the men’s and women’s swim teams at Keene State College (NH) and was assistant coach of the women’s teams at Harvard, University of Michigan, and University of California/Berkeley. She opened Miracle Swimming Institute in Berkeley, California in 1983. It's now also in Sarasota, Florida. Her video, The Miracle Swimmer: How to Overcome Fear and Discomfort in Water, Shallow and Deep was produced in 2000 and has sold in over 40 countries. She speaks at world and national conferences bringing the message that Beginning Swimming classes are too advanced for afraid students...and what to do about it: Miracle Swimming. 

    Her favorite toys are her Macintosh and her bike. She looks for a good pool to swim in, wherever she goes.