Swimming Beginner

Instructional swimming classes for the novice

Do you want to learn how to swim? Learn freestyle, backstroke and sidestroke techniques in a 5 ft. shallow pool. We’ll help you to gain confidence in your strokes in a comfortable, encouraging environment. Basic water safety skills, breathing, body positioning, and stroke techniques are introduced. Designed for people with little or no previous swimming experience.


Dates Days Time Fee Register
2/13-3/19 Sat 10am-11am $75/$95 Register
4/2-5/7 Sat 11am-12pm $75/$95 Register
3/1-3/17 TuTh 7pm-8pm $75/$95 Register
4/5-4/21 TuTh 7pm-8pm $75/$95 Register


Class Notes
  • Location: Golden Bear Pool
  • Instructor: Helen Bobell (Sat), David Dominguez (TuTh)


In-Person Sign Up Available

Should you prefer to fill out a paper application you can download a Registration Form, complete it and return it to the Rec Sports Customer Service Center at the Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4420 or fax it to (510) 642.8343.