Class Levels, Former
Beginning Swim Class
Right now, you depend on the bottom of the pool and the side for your safety, true? You want to be able to rely on yourself for your safety instead. This class teaches you the first 50-75% of reliability for your own safety in water, shallow and deep—everything that can fit into 24 hours. It's a lot, and that's why we stop after 24 hours (5 days for vacation classes).
In the Beginning class, people master most of their safety in shallow water
and begin to master it in the deep. Some people master their safety in
the deep in this class, too. Safety does not come from stroke
If you describe your fear as being "off the Richter Scale," our
class is for you. Locations have a 1-2 foot depth (as well as regular depths) so you can learn to float by putting your hands on the bottom. Nobody in our classes fails to learn to float this way.
Next Step Class
Attain the rest of your freedom in deep water in a pool; be able to move anywhere in the pool to get exercise or just have fun. Each of these classes, Beginning, Ultra-Beginning, and Next Step, is chock full of as much confidence as you can possibly develop in 24 hours.
Freestyle Class and 2 Strokes Class
Once survival is no longer an issue, you can learn a stroke. Swim laps for exercise using an efficient freestyle.
Learn the backstroke and breaststroke in our 2 Strokes class.
Ocean 101 and 202
Become comfortable getting into the ocean and playing in it. Feel safe. To enjoy "water sports," follow up Ocean 101 with Ocean 202. "202" is lessons in a combination of SUP (Stand up paddling), snorkeling, sea kayaking and body surfing/boogie boarding.
To be able to snorkel confidently
on vacations, take Snorkeling
Get the basic open water certification so you can dive on vacations. Our classes have been in the Florida Keys, Bali, Hawaii, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, Fiji, and the Maldives.
If you wish to become an
open water swimmer
, then take classes up through Freestyle and Ocean 202.
To Become a Masters Swimmer, take classes up through our Freestyle Class or 3 Strokes Class and Club MS.
- Next Step OR
Beginning Snorkeling, OR
Ocean 101 OR
Freestyle if the class is in shallow water or if you're comfortable in deep water.
- SCUBA OR
Ocean 202 OR 2 Strokes
We also offer:
Club Miracle Swimming
Pre-masters and masters
"I'm having a fantastic time in class. I have done things in the deep end of the pool that I only imagined. As long as I can remember, I have feared being thrown or pushed into water over my head. On Sunday, I actually voluntarily, of my own free will and with glee, jumped in. You have a truly transformative and fun program and I'm glad to have the opportunity to try it on."
Francoise Spaulding-Keller, Berkeley, CA
Becoming A Masters Swimmer
(follows 3 Strokes Class)