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.

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

Dates Days Times Action
2/17 – 3/24 Sat 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
3/31 – 5/5 Sat 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
3/06 – 3/22 Tue / Thu 7 – 8 p.m. Register
4/3 – 4/19 Tue / Thu 7 – 8 p.m. Register

Location: Golden Bear Pool or Hearst 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

Dates Days Times Action
2/17 – 3/24 Sat 10 – 11 a.m. Register
3/31 – 5/5 Sat 10 – 11 a.m. Register
4/24 – 5/10 Tue / Thu 7 – 8 p.m. Register

Location: Golden Bear Pool or Hearst Pool

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
2/10 Sat 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
3/1 Tue 7 – 8 p.m. Register

Location:  Golden Bear Pool or Hearst 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
2/10 Sat 10 – 11 a.m. Register
3/29 Thu  7 – 8 p.m. Register

Location:  Golden Bear Pool or Hearst 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

Schedule a Lesson

Berkeley Rec Sports