How can a 16 year old learn how to swim?
I'm about to go swimming so I need to learn fast.
Find a pool, jump in the deep end, you will learn.
Just get in and start paddling.
watch the third ice age the sloth will teach you
Watch a video or two of people swimming, then get in the shallow end of a pool where you can still touch, just in case, and mimic what they did. It's very easy & should come naturally once you overcome the fear of the unknown.
Watch others, and see how they move :) just remember to keep kicking your legs and pulling/ pushing the water with your arms because that's how you move
It's easy. Keep your head above water by kicking your feet with your toes pointing down, but don't force them, just relax. Your instincts will kick in. Just don't fight the water, work with it.