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Adult Swim Lessons

 

Rec Sports offers adult classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers. No matter what your level, all of our classes are taught in a comfortable, supportive environment.

Below please find information on Rec Sports adult swim lessons. For youth swim lessons (offered in the summer and fall), please visit our Youth Programs pages.

Beginner

Learn freestyle, backstroke and breastroke techniques in a shallow pool. Gain confidence in strokes in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Basic water safety skills, breathing, body positioning, and stroke techniques will be introduced. Designed for people with little or no previous swimming experience.

Price: Student and Member price – $60 – 4 meetings / $85 – 6 meetings
Instructor: Phillip Huang* or Helen Bobell**

Dates Days Times Location
Saturdays** (4 meetings)  2/19-3/12 11:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool
Mondays and Wednesdays* (6 meetings) 2/28-3/16 6:00pm-7:00pm Golden Bear Pool
Tuesdays* (4 meetings) 4/12-5/3 6:00pm-7:00pm Golden Bear Pool
Sundays** (4 meetings) 4/17-5/8 11:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool
Sundays** (4 meetings) 4/17-5/8 12:00pm-1:00pm Golden Bear Pool

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Intermediate

Expert instructors will improve your freestyle and backstroke. Learn the breaststroke, butterfly, and basic flip turns. Gain confidence in all your strokes in a comfortable, encouraging environment. This course is a great preparation course to take your swimming technique to the next level.

Price: Student and Member price – $60 – 4 meetings / $85 – 6 meetings
Instructor: Phillip Huang* or Helen Bobell**

Dates Days Times Location
Saturdays** (4 meetings) 2/19-3/12 10:00am-11:00am Golden Bear Pool
Mondays and Wednesdays* (6 meetings) 4/11-4/27 6:00pm-7:00pm Golden Bear Pool
Sundays** (4 meetings) 4/17-5/8 10:00am-11:00am Golden Bear Pool

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Conquer Your Fear

It’s time to get your face underwater. If you’ve been meaning to learn how to swim, but have not been able to overcome your fear of water, then this class is for you! Learn basic breathing techniques and how to float and feel comfortable in a shallow pool. We’ll help you conquer your fear of water in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

Price: $30
Instructor: Philiop

Dates Days Times Location
Saturday 4/2 10:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool

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Side Breathing Clinic

Learn to breathe easily & efficiently during your Freestyle! One of the most common beginner mistakes is holding one’s breath while swimming.
Take this clinic to develop the proper body rotation and timing so that your air exchange is effortless and increases your stamina.

Price: $30
Instructor: Philip Huang

Dates Days Times Location
Saturday 4/16 10:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool
  • Adult (must be 17 years or older) classes for all levels and clinics designed to improve specific strokes or styles
  • For more information on our summer youth swim lessons, please visit: camps.berkeley.edu

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Zen Swim Clinic

Zen Swim Clinic is an integrated approach to swimming which cultivates a balance between power, grace and efficiency. Each stroke is broken down into a series of progressive movements, enabling participants to work on the essential elements of the stroke and to unlearn unhelpful habits. Whatever your ability, Zen Swim Clinic offers a unique opportunity to develop core swimming skills and explore aquatic movement in a positive learning environment. General body awareness is developed, promoting good alignment while minimizing the risk of strain or injury.

Price: $30
Instructor: Philip Huang

Dates Days Times Location
Saturday 4/23 10:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool
  • Adult (must be 17 years or older) classes for all levels and clinics designed to improve specific strokes or styles
  • For more information on our summer youth swim lessons, please visit: camps.berkeley.edu

Register here

 

Freestyle Swim Clinic

This class is designed for swimmers who want to improve the power and finesse of their freestyle by learning the correct form, technique and the fundamental aspects such as proper breathing, head position, leg position, arm extension and motion.

Price: $30
Instructor: Philip Huang

Dates Days Times Location
Saturday 4/30 10:00am-12:00pm Golden Bear Pool

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