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
4/4-5/9 Sat 11AM-12PM $75/$95 Register
4/14-4/30 TuTh 7PM-8PM $75/$95 Register
5/30-6/27 Sat 11AM-12PM $70/$90 Coming Soon
 6/2-6/18 TuTh 7PM-8PM $75/$95 Coming Soon
6/30-7/16 TuTh 7PM-8PM $75/$95 Coming Soon
7/11-8/15  Sat 11AM-12PM $75/$95 Coming Soon
7/28-8/13 TuTh 7PM-8PM $75/$95 Coming Soon


Class Notes
  • Location: Golden Bear Pool
  • Instructor: Helen Bobell (SAT), Iris Corey (TuTh), Pristine Shin(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.