Who Are Our Beginners?

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Beginners may or may not have taken swimming lessons before. They may wonder why they’re stuck. Others know their fear hasn’t been addressed. They know there must be a way to learn to swim. They’re willing to try something new. They want to learn at their own pace.

What Is the Course?

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“You can’t learn what to do with your arms and legs if you’re afraid you might not live.” Start at the beginning and skip no steps. It is literally impossible to fail if you try our system. (Pushing yourself is not using the system.) We cover all the shallow water skills you need while you remain happy. Begin to learn how to be at ease in the deep, too, by beginning to rely on yourself for your safety, not the bottom or the side.

  • 8 three-hour classes of 1 hour on land followed by 2 hours in warm water
  • Register 120 days or more in advance to receive a discount of $50, deducted when your balance is paid.
  • A nonrefundable deposit of $150 holds your space in class ($200 in SF).

You Can Count On:

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  • Going at your own pace to be comfortable all the time
  • Finding out that overcoming fear doesn’t have to be scary
  • Doing things you never could, because you feel better than you ever did in water
  • Realizing that yes, you can learn to swim. See the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Being a different person—more yourself—when you leave
  • Up to 8 adults in class, all at different starting points and learning rates but all needing the same information and therefore learning individually, together and at their own pace
  • No pressure or competition
  • Advancing your discoveries by sharing them in conversation

Where and How?


Sarasota, Florida
24 hours, $1399
5 days

San Francisco
24 hours, $1545
4 weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, 3 hours each

Palm Springs, California
24 hours/ $2719
5 days, includes hotel and spa service

Register for the Beginning Course

Ready to get started? Here are the upcoming available Beginning courses. You can pay in full now or reserve your spot with a $150 non-refundable deposit.