Swim lessons for adults?

indoor pool bw flickr Thomas R StegelmannSays Jona on Twitter:

it's official, I need to learn how to swim #swim. ... I know how to swim to save my life, but not compete. thanks!

There are two types of answers for a "swimming lessons for adults" question:
+ Lessons for basic swimming.
+ Lessons for people who already know how to swim a bit, but want to get better/faster for exercise or so they can compete in events like triathlons. (Sounds like what Jona's looking for.)

Either type of lesson can be hard to find if you're an adult. (Swimming lessons often seem to be geared toward kids.)

So... have a suggestion on either account? Please share!

Swimming season will be here soon.

photo: Flickr user Thomas R. Stegelmann (cc)

Comments

I would contact any of the schools with swim teams and see if the coach wants to earn extra money teaching swimming, especially with school ending soon.

Ciccotti Center has adult lessons
see page 16 of this link
http://www.ciccotticenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/CIC-SprSum13.pdf

Pretty sure the Ciccotti Center offers adult swim classes as well as one-on-one time with swim instructors.

The Ciccotti Center offer classes for adults that fit those needs.

Check with your local Y. When I wanted to learn to swim some years ago, ours had a mostly adult (one or two late-teenagers) class. There were some total non-swimmers, but also some folks who needed to learn specific techniques.

Look for a Masters swimming program in your area .. http://www.adms.org/

JCC on Whitehall Road offers adult swim lessons as well

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Good wine classes?

Lauren emails: I'm looking for someone who is interested in teaching a small group (2-4) people about wine once a week for around a month.... (more)

Morning Blend

After ten hours of deliberations Assembly Democrats announced on Tuesday that Sheldon Silver will be out as speaker as of Monday. It's still not clear... (more)

Today's moment of winter, before and after

Monday afternoon ahead of the forecasted icy, snowy apocalypse we snapped a few "before" pics. And then Tuesday afternoon we snapped a few after pics.... (more)

Welcome to Night Vale live show at The Egg

A touring live show of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale will be at The Egg May 18. Tickets are $30 and they're on... (more)

Drawing: Valentine's Day dinner at Nine Pin Ciderworks

Nine Pin Ciderworks and Jeff Loshinsky Catering are teaming up to host a "Cider is for Lovers" Valentine's Day dinner on February 14. Blurbage: Bring... (more)

Recent Comments

My boyfriend put up a whiteboard in our shower (thinking he could get his ideas down while in the shower)- however the steam allows about 20 seconds of writing time- so now its more of a love note board- I love pulling back the shower curtain and seeing a cute drawing and note!

Good wine classes?

...has 1 comment, most recently from Relax is Delish

Drawing: Valentine's Day dinner at Nine Pin Ciderworks

...has 74 comments, most recently from Diana

All that remains of the Quintessence building

...has 10 comments, most recently from Cyril

Today's moment of winter, before and after

...has 2 comments, most recently from Paul

The Best Dozen: Hannaford

...has 5 comments, most recently from Eric Scheirer Stott