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 – $110

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Times Action
2/15 – 3/21 Sat 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register
4/11-5/16 Sat 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register
3/3 – 3/19 Tue/Thu 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register
3/31 – 4/16 Tue/Thu 7 p.m. – 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 – $110

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Times Action
2/15 – 3/21 Sat 10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. Register
4/11-5/16 Sat 10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. Register
4/21 – 5/7 Tue/Thu 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register

Location: Golden Bear Pool or Hearst 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 – $15 / Non-member – $20

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Times Action
2/8 – 2/8 Sat 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register
3/28 – 3/28 Sat 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register

Location: Golden Bear Pool

Flip Turn Clinic

Do you want to learn or refine your flip-turn? 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. By the end of class, you’ll be swimming like a pro.

Price: Member – $15 / Non-member – $20

Instructor: Helen Bobell

Dates Days Times Action
2/8 – 2/8 Sat 11:00 a.m – 12:00 a.m. Register
3/28 – 3/28 Sat 11:00 a.m – 12:00 a.m. Register

Location: 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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