How our classes work:
For a student to learn "It" or what we would call "swimming" you will have to start at the beginning. This is the class where you will learn the system of how learning to swim without fear works and the physical steps for swimming. The class is 24 hours, it is broken into 8 3-hour classes usually done in 2 Friday-Sunday weekends. The first hour of each class is on land to discuss the assigned readings and answer any questions you have, the remaining 2 hours are spent in the water. You will learn a ton in these two weekends and you are going to work hard so we ask that you give these weekends to yourself and try to plan a light week in between.
Students coming from a community center program often think there is no way they can last in a 3-hour class. They might feel they get exhausted after 30 minutes! Our longer classes are to make sure you can go at your own pace, not worry about missing some vital information, be able to take breaks, have enough time to master each step, and feel free to try a little bit of something, move to something else, and have still enough time to go back to a comfortable spot. earlier step. Students say it takes them 20-40 minutes each time they get back into the water to feel in the same place they were the day before, once back in the water and comfortable it is time to move onto the next step in learning.
The Mini Introductory Class, Beginning Group Class, and the Next Step classes are all about becoming free in the deep water. On average it takes students 24-100 hours to be free in the deep water. To be free means you can hang out in the deep water for as long as you want without worry.
After becoming free in the deep water some student are done. They are happy. They go off and snorkel, swim in pools on vacation, do manta ray swims in HI, kayak, row, feel comfortable on their boat, learn to water ski and where ever else their swimming dreams may take them. Some students do the above and they want to learn formal strokes for distance swimming, become a faster swimmer, use swimming for exercise and/or to do competitive swimming.
Stroke classes are for students wanting to expand what they have learned to this point or expand on what they already know. You can learn what it takes to be a lap swimmer: flip turns, sharing lanes, open water swimming and treading water.
If you say about yourself:
I'm not afraid in the water, I just don't know how the breathing works
I can swim just as long as it's shallow water.
..and you don't feel like you want to start at the Beginning Group Class then look here to test yourself then ask us and we will help you find the best place for you to start. It all about starting with where you are at.