When you were young – you often fall. Trying to learn walking is a difficult task – it is often attributed that being a kid helps you learn things faster. Because there is no concept of failure. You try to walk – fall and it hurts. You try again later. There is minimal hindrance and as such almost no kid has ever given up trying to walk.
Yes, sometimes they need help – your parents guided you, did the hand-holding and gave you the push.
So some learn all the walking by themselves while others need a helping hand. But in both the cases, you did learn walking pretty quickly. You didn’t have the skill of quitting.
Along the way, you grew up – inherit some of the fear and now you analyze the consequences which put you in more fear.
Of course, as described – there are kinds of people. Some learn things by themselves and others need support. Is one group better than the other? Hell NO.
The outcome of the skills vary too – there is no guarantee that one kind of people will succeed better. It is just a training type. Similar to acting styles – some actors need to feel the emotions and others can do it on the spot. The question then isn’t about which way is the better.
Rather it is the outcome. Are you able to learn that skill? Yes, then good – choose whichever method suits you.
I learnt swimming all my myself – no help from floaters. And boy oh boy – it was difficult pursuit.
And after I learnt it – I realized it is no shame in using floaters if you need to. So the key is simple – use floaters to guide you to swimming. But don’t get too dependent on them.
Because once you get used to it then it might be difficult to transition. So only use it to minimum practice and then dive in without floaters. That’s how you use floaters properly to swim in. Good luck.