HOW GOOD OF A SWIMMER DO I HAVE TO BE? If you can swim with your head above water you will be great. Weak swimmers will be kept in shallow water next to a surf instructor at all times. ja-admin2019-02-03T02:14:42+00:00 Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.