If you didn’t have the opportunity to learn how to swim as a child, you may want to learn now that you are an adult. Or perhaps you want to conquer your anxiety about water and become more confident in the water. Adult swimming classes are a good way to learn how to swim, to conquer anxiety, and to become more confident in the water. Many facilities in Denver, Colorado offer adult swimming lessons.
Starfish Swim School: The Starfish Swim School offers swimming classes for adults. While the school follows its own curriculum, they do individualize programs based on students’ needs and past experiences. Skills and techniques learned in the class include: general safety and comfort with the water, going underwater, front float, back float, going from a front or back float position to a standing position, movement in the water, kicking on the front and the back, freestyle arm action, backstroke arm action, side kicking, and head rotation.
Additionally, if you had a bad experience in the past with water or if you are fearful around water, you can tell your instructor on the first day of class and he or she will take this into consideration when developing a swim lesson plan for you.
Group swimming lessons at Starfish Swim School are $15 per week, once-a-week 30-minute private lessons are $60 per week, and semi-private lessons are $30 per week. You must pay for one month of swimming lessons at the time of registration in order to be put on the schedule. In addition, there is a once-a-year administrative fee of $25 to cover administrative costs, insurance, and pool time. If you would like more information about the adult swimming classes at Starfish Swim School, you can visit the school’s website or call 720-200-4444.
University of Denver: The University of Denver also offers adult swimming classes through the form of private lessons. Fundamental swimming skills are taught in these lessons. These swimming lessons are available for $198 for one lesson per week for a duration of seven weeks at a time. Lessons are given on Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30, 5, 5:30, and 6pm.
You can learn more about the private swim lessons offered at the University of Denver by visiting their Aquatics Programs page. If you are interested in registering for private lessons, you can contact Tom Bauer at 303-871-7689.
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver: The YMCA offers swimming lessons to individuals of all ages. Thus, another place you can take adult swimming classes in Denver is the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver. Swimming lessons are offered at different times throughout the day Mondays through Fridays.
When you join the YMCA, you will receive swimming lessons for no cost or at a reduced cost. The YMCA offers several different types of memberships that range in price, depending on your age and the number of people who wish to join the club (i.e., single person versus a family). Memberships start as low as $30 per month. For more information, you can visit the YMCA website or call them at 720-524-2700.
If you are an adult interested in learning how to swim, check out one of the places listed above for adult swimming classes in Denver, Colorado. I hope these classes give you the confidence and skills you are seeking in the water.
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