Children, I watch my daughter swim for a few years before the rest of the family got up the nerve to take lesson with her swim coach. So, now I can swim when she swims. I took up swimming as a fill in to my daily work. It is nearly the only time I spend doing something just for myself, a new hobby of sorts and a challenge. I made the time, as well. Have your kids take lessons and join a swim club, as an excuse for you to go the pool.
psychological obstacles? Every time I get in the water open or pool, getting better, though. Cold water and weeds are still a hurdle. Breast stroke is my starter stroke, from it I am taking on the other three.
Just a little more to my short post earlier today.