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Adult Lesson Info

 

Dear Families - 

As an organization, the Berkeley Aquatic Club continues to evaluate and consult with the Health Department and local government for a united response to COVID-19  We have made the ultimate decision to suspend activities in the Berkeley Swim School effective Monday, March 16th through March 29, 2020. This includes: Group Lessons, Adult Lessons, Private Lessons, Open Swim for Special Needs Community, Clinics, and Active Adults programs.

 

  - Families will have until the conclusion of the Winter 2021 session (1 calendar year give or take) to complete make-up lessons for the remaining two (2) weeks of classes and clinics. 

  - You do not need to be registered during the session to participate in a make-up lesson. For example, we have a multitude of opportunities in the summer months. 

 

We will re-evaluate our Spring 2020 start date as time draws closer.  If the suspension prevents us from re-opening on our scheduled date of March 30th, we will start when deemed appropriate by local government. At that point, we will ensure that the new date range allows for Saturday and Sunday families the 10 classes that were paid, Monday families the 11 classes, and the Tuesday through Friday families the 12 classes they paid for.

 

Thank You,

The Berkeley Swim School Staff

 

Welcome to The Berkeley Swim School Adult Program

Our professional staff of adult instructors, teachers and coaches is poised and ready to address your swimming needs at all levels and abilities. If you are just learning to swim, or are an accomplished swimmer, we will provide an instructor who will motivate and teach you so that you can progress to the next level. This process may take some time and some perseverance and we will work with you at your own pace. “Water is an incredible resource for fitness because it simultaneously provides buoyancy and resistance. Water exercise works for everyone, every body and every ability level.”

If you miss a class for whatever reason, please feel free to make it up in one of the other classes but always at the same level. We will also be flexible with the times should you be running behind schedule or wish to begin your class at an earlier time. 

Classes are offered Tuesdays and Fridays.

Adults Fall 2019 Session Schedule-No classes 10/14, 11/11/ 11/29 (updated 9/30/19)

Adults Winter/Spring 2020 Session Schedule

C LEVEL: WATER BASICS


We start with simple, safe exercises to learn balance. As soon as you master balance – the feeling of being completely and effortlessly supported by the water – you’ll stop fighting “that sinking feeling” and feel more comfortable than ever. You’ll also learn every subsequent skill much faster. Balance is the foundation skill of efficient swimming. Until you learn it, all your movements will be tiring and inefficient. Learn to swim and enjoy the experience.

Skills: Floating, Submersion, Treading Water, Freestyle, Elementary Backstroke and Backstroke.

B LEVEL: MORE SKILLS


Now that you can get across the pool, we’ll begin to work on learning other ways of moving through the water. You’ll begin to use your skills for recreation. We’ll work on increasing your comfort, learning new strokes and building confidence in the water.

Skills: Breathing Patterns, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Flexibility Drills.

A LEVEL: ENDURANCE


The A team enjoys a mixed session of both instruction and practice. These swimmers have developed enough swimming endurance to swim for a period of time with rotary breathing but wish to learn new strokes, improve efficiency and use swimming as a form of exercise.

Skills: Turns, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Pace Clock Understanding, Enhancing Workouts 

FITNESS- EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS


Swimmers who participate in a 90 min. coach directed practice. These sessions will include warm-up and swim down, aerobic, anaerobic and skill sets. Master level swimmers, cross trainers, and triathletes are welcome. 

BAC MASTERS SWIM TEAM


Masters' is a group of swimmers who get together regularly to swim in coach-directed workouts.  This is not a lesson program.  Join others who share your passion for swimming.  Participants are required to join United States Masters Swimming- forms online under masters link.  For the Masters practice schedule, fees, and for more information, please click here.

Private Lessons for Adult Beginners

Please email your name, age, ability, your availability, and phone number.  Payment is made at the time of the lesson by check.  Make out your check to the Berkeley Aquatic Club.  You may pay in advance for scheduled  classes.  Present the check to your instructor or the office/ deck manager.