I do know how to swim-
I learned as a child in the Mocoa & Putumayo rivers in southern Colombia. We would go to a river beach as a family (bringing the dogs along too) & play for an hour or two. For a while that was our main way of bathing, until my dad got a shower system connected to the rain barrel. It was fun-the current was really, really strong.
However, I never learned to swim really well. The main reasons: I never had formal lessons, swimming in a strong current doesn’t lend itself to the refining of stroke techniques, AND as I became increasingly nearsighted, it became less fun to swim because I had to take off my glasses or contacts & couldn’t see well while I was in the water. So I have swum as an adult only rarely.
When we went snorkeling in Puerto Rico recently, though, it dawned on me that goggles really work. If I wear them, I can keep my contacts in & can see just fine!
So I would like to get a decent pair of goggles &, when I can make time, enroll in swim lessons. It’s good exercise & very meditative.