I believe you can learn to swim well and that, as you associate with me through this book, you will come to believe that you can learn to swim well.
The core of this book is the learning games, exercises to connect you with yourself and your body. The games give you what children who learn to swim get by playing in the water; the skills that make it possible to learn to swim.
Repetitions are recommended in the learning games. Note that these are pleasant, easy, flowing repeats, not repeats involving struggle, muscle tension, discomfort, or insecurity. Skilled athletes often seem to be working hard, staying at it. I believe that the best athletes enjoy the sensation of their functioning body, even at high load levels, and prolong practices for that reason, as well as because of achievement goals. Most of my students need to enjoy repeats of smooth, easy, simple motions, because they lack the physical learning talents of the most gifted athletes. In other words, if you struggle and work hard at your learning, you are likely to improve your struggling skills, not your swimming skills.