Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult swimming lessons are very common and we teach them all the time. We teach adults of all levels, from adults afraid of the water, to triathletes swimmers. Our swimming lessons for adults proceed differently than children's lessons because we know how fearful it can be to take swimming lessons. Whether this is your very first swim lesson or your 100th, our team will help you achieve any goal you may have in the water. If you are a triathlete, you usually try to just get through the swim portion of the event. Our swimming lessons for adults will focus on breath control, stamina, and the kick to help you move effortless through the water for a faster swim time.

Aqua Phobic Adult

Aqua phobic adults are people that are truly terrified of the water. Usually, they have had some close call or a traumatic experience related to the water. They are so frightened that just to submerge in the water and walk around may be very difficult and scary. An aqua phobic adult may also have never had the opportunity to be submerged in water. They are afraid because they do not understand how the water works so they are afraid they might drown.

We carefully approach adult aqua phobic adult with patience and encouragement. We know it took many years to get to the point where you are so fearful. We take things slow and never ask you do anything you are not comfortable with to master your fear. Once the fear of the shallow water is conquered we work on the front and back float and introducing the front crawl and the back crawl.

Terrified Non-Swimmers (Aquaphobic)

We have a lot of experience working with adults who have had a bad experience or just poor swimming lessons. Adult non-swimmers require a different approach than children. We make it informative and easy to learn to swim by taking small, incremental steps, that will take you from terrified to cautious to swimming in a relatively short time. We understand the psychology of the fear of water and deal with that before expecting swimming. If an instructor teaches techniques without dealing with the fear, the student will be ‘doing it afraid’ and will never learn to enjoy the water. We will push a student past what they are comfortable with but never push them to the point where they are scared. 

Adult Non-Swimmer

A non-swimmer adult is a person that really does not know how to swim properly. They may be able to dog paddle and keep themselves up in the water if they are forced to. They are not comfortable with the deep end of the pool but they could probably save themselves if they had to. Generally, they do not go in water over their head.

We work on increasing a non-swimmers comfort in the water, especially the deep end. We continue working on the front crawl, the back crawl, and the elementary backstroke

Adult New Swimmer

The new swimmer adult is a person who has learned to swim and is comfortable in both the shallow and the deep end but they do not know how to breathe properly on a freestyle. They may be comfortable on their back as well as their front. They generally take a big breath, swim as far as they can, and stop for a breath.

We work on the breathing on the freestyle, the back crawl, and the basics of the breaststroke.

Adult Swimmer

The adult swimmer knows freestyle but has trouble with endurance and catching a breath. They usually swim flat and generally do not rotate their body well enough to get a good breath. They can swim comfortably on their back in back crawl, but do not know how to properly do a breaststroke, butterfly, or elementary backstroke.


If you are a triathlete that is an excellent runner and biker, but needs to work on your swimming, we can help! Many strong adults use their strength to try to swim rather than using the force of the water to their benefit. We want you to get to that next level so you can swim easily and efficiently through the swimming portion of a race. We will show you how to control your breathing so you will not get winded.

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