If you want to swim you will need to learn how to. It’s not like breathing witch you learn on your own. You need a lot of help so I’m going to help you.
Freestyle: Freestyle is one of the easiest strokes to master. You keep on your front and push the water and that is one stroke. After you do three stokes you roll to your side take a breath and turn back to your front. kick hard and push hard to get more speed. And is you practise it makes it easier.
Backstroke: from the name you can tell you do it on back. You need to kick or you will sink. You will need to have continuous rotation with arm strokes. Remember to look at the roof.
Breaststroke: Breaststroke is a complicated stroke to master. The most important thing in breaststroke is the kick. Step 1: Legs straight. Step 2: Bend legs. Step 3 Make a v using your feet. Step 4: Slide legs out. Step 5: Snap your legs together. For your arms start streamline and push the water till you get to your neck and the back to streamline.
Butterfly: Butterfly takes a lot of energy out of you. You kick with your feet together and kick hard then with your arms push then down then back to streamline.
Always remember that swimming can save your life.