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Swim Instruction

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Our goal is to get you swimming in a safe and fun environment. Our teaching philosophy is that you need to learn to be comfortable in the water and then learn to swim. You might think that if you're not comfortable in water or deep water now, learning the freestyle will make you comfortable and safe, but any attempts to learn freestyle without being comfortable will take forever, be frustrating and will eventually produce a freestyle that is stiff, lacks coordination and ease and is prone to injury.

How long does it take the average adult to conquer their fear of water so they can begin learning the freestyle stroke?
Adults who are afraid of the water or deep water will begin by taking Beginning I & II Swimming Classes. Both classes offer 12 hours of instruction with the end goal of jumping into deep water and being safe and comfortable as long as you want. The key is always being in control and going at your own pace.

Read what others are saying about the Beginning Swimming course:
“Driving home from our last class I had tears in my eyes. Fear of water was gone. My tears were not tears of sadness for the loss of fear. My tears were for what I had accomplished, what I had experienced, and the journey I had successfully navigated. I seemed to be in some magical place, buzzing with newfound abilities and perspectives. Some part of the experience was just beyond the grasp of my mental capacities. I gave up trying to understand. I let my spirit and body enjoy the vibrations of the mystery.

"Later that afternoon, my wife and I went to a party at an acquaintance's house to celebrate the graduation from high school of their two daughters. I had never been in their backyard. As I walked out to the backyard, I saw their pool. In the past I would have approached a pool and checked for steps, where the shallow part ends and the dreaded deep begins, and the location of ladders. I would also have experienced a certain amount of tenseness as I approached the pool and thought about it.

"This time my first thought was, 'It's too small." Can you imagine? It's too small! I stood and looked calmly at the pool and thought, 'Sorry, but you're not big enough for me to enjoy."

- Tim from Arlington

Not sure if you are a Fear of Water candidate? Take the Swimming Quiz to find out.

Private Instruction

Jim will personally assess your individual needs and goals and create a personalized package for you to teach you how to swim safely and more efficiently.
Cost is $100 for one hour, $85 for 45 minutes and $55 for a half hour.
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Introductory Swim Class

A 90-minute class is offered several times a month on weekdays and weekends. Sample what it means to be truly comfortable in the water. Begin the journey of swimming safely and comfortably, with confidence and ease. Not sure if you are ready to learn the freestyle stroke? Our expert instructors will evaluate you on where you need to begin.
Cost is $35.00
View class schedule and register for class online.

Beginning Swimming I Class

The goal of this class is to attain complete confidence and comfort swimming for as long as you wish. Going at your own pace, you can reach full freedom in the shallow and deep water. You will no longer be overly concerned if someone bumps into you, you run out of air or you become tired. All classes are taught by licensed TSI Instructors.

Beginning Swimming I Two-week Class

Six two-hour sessions - Mondays 6-8 pm, Wednesdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am. Class size limited to 5 students per instructor.
30 minutes are spent in the class room and 90 minutes are in the warm water 90°F pool.
Cost is $289.00.
View class schedule and register for class online.

Beginning Swimming I Weekend Class

4 three hour classes - Thursday 6-9 pm, Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday 1-4 pm and Sunday 9 am to noon. One hour is spent in the classroom and two hours in the warm water 90°F pool. Class size limited to five students per instructor.
Cost is $289.00.
View class schedule and register for class online.

In Beginning Swimming I You Will:

Learn to be at ease and calm in water and always be comfortable
Learn to be in control in the water
Learn to prevent panic
Learn to put your face in water HAPPILY
Learn to float in water on front and back and learn to "unfloat" (stand up)
Learn to move from here to there in the water
Learn to turn around
Learn to jump in
Learn to let the deep water hold you up
Learn to prevent sinking or to feel fine if you sink, because you are in control
Learn to get air
Learn to jump into the deep end if you are ready

Beginning Swimming II Classes

This next class is a continuation of the Beginning Swimming I Class. The purpose of Beginning Swimming II is to bring you the rest of the way to freedom in deep water. Everyone goes as his/her own pace. Prerequisite: Beginning Swimming I Class.

Beginning Swimming II Two-Week Class

Six two-hour sessions - Mondays 6-8 pm, Wednesdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am. Class size limited to 5 students per instructor.
30 minutes is spent in the classroom and 90 minutes are in the warm water 90°F pool.
Cost is $289.00.
View class schedule and register for class online.

Beginning Swimming II Weekend Class

Four three-hour classes - Thursday 6-9 pm, Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday 1-4 pm and Sunday 9 am to noon - Noon. One hour is spent in the classroom and two hours in the warm water 90°F pool. Class size limited to five students per instructor.
Cost is $289.0O.
View class schedule and register for class online.

For more information call 214-315-7855.

 

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