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 sidestroke techniques in a 5 ft. shallow pool. Gain confidence in strokes in a comfortable, 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: Member – $85 / Non-member – $100

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Time Action
2/16 – 3/23 Sat 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
4/6 – 5/11 Sat 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
3/5 – 3/21 Tue / Thu 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register
4/2 – 4/18 Tue / Thu 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register

 
Location: Golden Bear Pool / Hearst North Pool

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 for the Aquatic Masters team or to take your swimming technique to the next level.

Price: Member – $85 / Non-member – $100

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Time Action
2/16 – 3/23 Sat 10 a.m – 11 a.m. Register
4/6 – 5/11 Sat 10 a.m – 11 a.m. Register
4/23 – 5/9 Tue / Thu 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register

 
Location: Golden Bear Pool / Hearst North Pool

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: Member – $20 / Non-member – $25

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Time Action
2/9 Sat 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register
3/30 Sat 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register

 
Location: Golden Bear Pool

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. Class will meet once a week for two weeks.

Price: Member – $65 / Non-member – $85

Instructor: Philip Huang

Dates Days Time Action
3/3 – 3/10 Sun 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register
3/17 – 3/24 Sun 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register
3/31 – 4/7 Sun 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register

 
Location: Golden Bear Pool

Private Lessons

Dedicated lessons for individuals or groups of two.

Individual

Offering Member Price Non-Member Price
30-minute Lesson $30 $35
1-hour Lesson $55 $60
(4) 1-Hour Lessons $210 $220
(8) 1-Hour Lessons $400 $420

Duet

Offering Member Price Non-Member Price
1-hour Lesson $90 $95
(4) 1-Hour Lessons $350 $360
(8) 1-Hour Lessons $680 $700

Location: Pool to be determined by instructor and client after booking.

  • 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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