This course is focused on the mental aspect of swimming and how you "feel" rather than how you look. The first hour of this 3 hour beginner's course will be an interactive classroom discussion, followed by 2 hours of shallow water instruction. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, the fear and mental aspects of swimming, what leads to adult non-swimmers, staying in control, common misconceptions of swimming, physics of water and floating, sculling and breathing. The last 2 hours will be spent in shallow water. Here you will work on the basics of walking in water, putting your face in the water, holding your breath, emptying your lungs, finding your natural front float, and finding your natural back float, controlling your buoyancy with breathing, gliding and propulsion. You will also work on conserving energy in water by learning that water supports you regardless of depth. The goal of this course is to comfortably get across a shallow 25-yard pool without stopping or standing.
Note: You must be at least 10 years old to attend this class. Please note that classes take place outdoors. You have the option to purchase a wetsuit for $40-$100 upon arrival.
What to expect
- Learn how to swim as an adult in a controlled and safe environment
- Build your confidence in water with an education on your natural buoyancy, floating, gliding, breathing and propulsion
- Feel comfortable around other people with similar experiences and with fear of deep water
- No experience necessary
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About this Activity
|Price||$229.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3 hours|
About the Teacher
Swimming LA Founder, Matt Harrigan, is an expert on adult learn-to-swim. Matt has helped thousands of adults overcome their fear of deep water. Despite Matt's college swimming background, he enjoys working with adult non-swimmers because he enjoys changing people's lives. He competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400 IM and 200 Breaststroke. He also swam intercollegiately during his four years at Princeton University.
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.