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

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