It is not unusual to find a kid who has known how to swim before learning how to walk. This may be due to early exposure to swimming by their parents or elder siblings who have made swimming so natural that they take the little ones swimming.
It has been seen that the kids who have parents that rarely swim normally learn how to swim much later in life than the kids whose parents are occasional swimmers.
There are also a large number of kids who do not learn to swim completely and grow up with no knowledge of swimming until they are fully grown adults. This makes them unable to enjoy the pool and beach parties.
It is therefore very important to sign up for swimming lessons to avoid being in this kind of situation. There are several places where you can easily sign up for adult swimming classes such as at a local YMCA.
It is a good idea to sign up for these swimming lessons since they are cheap and it is also a great environment for adults to learn in the same situation and socialize.
A number of these swimming lessons normally put you in different groups, from those that have never gone swimming and are nervous in the water, to those who know how to swim but would like to learn the skills better and become efficient swimmers.