Jumping off a boat into the blue is about overcoming fear of jumping into deep open water and making your way back to the boat peacefully.
You must take the Beginning Course and Ocean 101 before attending this course.
You also must be able jump into the deep end of the pool: you've done it at least three times. We'll review that on Friday of the course.
20 to 90. Older students are welcome! And, we have had some high school students by special arrangement. Most students are 30-65.
You may wear them under goggles if you wish. Or, you can buy goggles that have your prescription ground into them. Choose a pair of goggles that fit your face and don’t leak, first. Then have them ground.
We recommend eating lightly but enough that hunger won’t distract you in class. Remember we are on land for an hour before we get into the pool.
First, our classes are three to five times longer than traditional classes. They have to be, in order to deliver what you want and what we promise.
Secondly, our instructors are specially trained, committed adults.
Third, we incur pool expenses wherever we teach and we often have travel expenses.
Fourth, your course fee pays our employees’ salaries, instructors’ fees, and all our annual overhead. Whereas the YMCA covers some of their costs via United Way donations, other YMCA programs, and local fundraising efforts, and other traditional swim classes are subsidized by tax bases in municipal learn-to-swim programs, we do not and are not. It’s all on you.
Lastly, we researched this original, breakthrough teaching technology that isn’t available anywhere else. Yet it’s virtually the only way to learn to truly prevent panic and overcome your fear in water. We have 34 years’ experience giving our flagship course: teaching adults who are afraid in water to swim and to prevent panic. There is no one with this experience and no greater value than our classes in the Learn-to-Swim universe.
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