Swim Lessons

 
 

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

 

Swim Lessons – 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 – $110

 

Dates Days Times Action
9/12 – 9/28 Tue / Thu 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Closed
10/3 – 10/19 Tue / Thu 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Register

 
Location: Strawberry Canyon Pool
 

Swim Lessons – 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 – $110

 

Dates Days Times Action
9/12 – 9/28 Tue / Thu 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Closed

 
Location: Strawberry Canyon 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: Strawberry Canyon 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

Schedule a Lesson

 

Conquer Your Fear

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, how to float and tread water, in a 5 ft. shallow pool. Conquer your fear of water in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Price: Member – $20 / Non-Member – $25

 

Dates Days Times Action
9/7 Thu 6 – 7 p.m. Register
9/30 Sat 10:30 a.m. – 122 p.m. Register

 
Location: Strawberry Canyon Pool
 

Flip Turn Clinic

This class is designed for novice level swimmers who need to learn the turn from scratch. It will also help intermediate to advanced level swimmers who need to clean up various fundamental aspects of the turn such as proper line of rotation, proper push off alignment or streamlining.

 

Price: Member – $20 / Non-Member – $25

 

Dates Days Times Action
10/14 Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register

 
Location: Strawberry Canyon Pool
 

Freestyle 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

 

Dates Days Times Action
10/7 Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register

 
Location: Strawberry Canyon Pool
 

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