Finding Nemo is a 2003 movie about a timid clownfish named Marlin, who set out on an adventure to find his son, Nemo. Nemo was captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to the Sydney Harbour. Along with a regal tang known as Dory, the timid Marlin had to get through obstacles and experience an adventure that he never would otherwise.

Nemo was born with a small right fin due to an injury before birth. This caused Marlin to fret over his son’s swimming ability as well as his general capabilities. Despite having a minor “disability”, Nemo proved to himself and his father that he was still capable of swimming and swimming well, throughout the entire show. This is also a lesson for all of us, humans. Sometimes, some of us might have been born slightly different from our peers, but that shouldn’t make us give up on swimming or simply stop learning. There are many swimmers out there with disabilities too, but their determination and perseverance is what that drives them to success. A great example would be Philippe Croizon, the limbless Frenchman.

After Nemo was caught, both Marlin and Dory went all out to search for him and get him back. After they had discovered his whereabouts, they ventured into the unknown, where they met friends as well as foes. At times, they were even put into life and death situations, but with a strong will power, they eventually managed to reunite with Nemo. Depending on one’s learning pace and ability, swimming can be pretty challenging for some. However, it is important to maintain the right mindset and push on. Just like Marlin and Dory, your persistence will ultimately be rewarded. Once you are able to swim, a whole different experience awaits you. Aside from attaining a life skill that you can keep for the rest of your life, you will feel the joy of swimming.

Unfortunately, after they were reunited, Dory was caught in a fishing net. A brave Nemo enters the net as well in an attempt to save her. This scenario was pretty similar to one earlier in the film when Nemo had failed to escape. This time, however, he learnt from his previous mistake and managed to free himself, Dory and the rest of the fishes who were caught together. You will be bound to make mistakes when you first learn swimming. In fact, you could make the same mistake more than once. What’s important is for you to not to be afraid and to learn from your mistakes. Eventually, with the aid of a qualified instructor, you will be on the right track.

One of the most crucial factors in learning to swim is to get a professional to guide you. At Happy Fish Swim School, we only offer instructors who are certified. This ensures that you pick up the right techniques of swimming. For more information, check out our website.