Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months?3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1?3 years without parents) teach wee swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly and little-known mountain-goat flail. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.
Defensive Shooting Instructors' training staff includes Special Forces members, SWAT officials, and intelligence specialists. Drawing from these backgrounds, the highly trained team teaches dozens of public courses that cover everything from pistols to shotguns to hand-to-hand combat. Rather than guiding their students through simple lessons, the instructors run drills that simulate real-world conditions and aim to create safe-yet-intense environments. For firearms training, they travel to local ranges and put shooters through repetitive drills focused on speed, accuracy, and consistency. In addition to civilian instruction, Defensive Shooting Instructors designs courses for law enforcement officers, military members, and deploying journalists. Its staff mans a gun shop.
License2Carry's indoor gun range is located in the same building as its classroom facilities, so classes can move seamlessly between lectures and live-fire instruction.
Instructors supply everything needed during classes?including loaner firearms, ammunition, targets, and ear and eye protection.
At a Glance
Every weekday at 10 a.m., the instructors at License2Carry open up their classrooms and lead a new crop of men and women through four-hour concealed-weapons-permit classes. These students are in good hands; each of the instructors has been trained by the Sig Sauer Firearm Training Academy and holds certifications as NRA Firearm Instructors and NRA Law-Enforcement Firearm Instructors.
The goals of the instructors at Intensity Dancers' Studio go far beyond dance—the team aspires to help their students become well-rounded individuals as they grow. That can even be seen by the number of students using their talents outside the studio, with some competing on teams at the national level. Children can participate in lessons that cover classic or modern dance styles at the school, where ballet gets equal billing with hip-hop and acrobatics options. As dancers progress, they not only learn proper technique and execution, but how to cultivate
discipline and self-confidence, tools intended to help them success off the dance floor too.
Initially drawn to Gracie Jiujitsu in 1993 by the elegant emphasis on technique and leverage over brute force, Freddy Trillo's interest eventually blossomed into a career of teaching and guiding. Freddy?now a black belt with decades of experience?shares his passion with students of all ages and fitness levels at Trillo Jiujitsu Academy. Not all of the benefits are physical, though. Jiujitsu training also inspires self-control and boosts confidence in addition to providing challenging workouts that can help students build muscle tone, lose weight, or make progress toward their particular fitness goals.
Eight indoor shooting lanes Soundproof and lead-proof partitions between each lane
Handguns from manufacturers such Glock, Ruger, S&W, and Beretta Long guns such as a MP5 and Ar., all 22LR caliber
At a Glance
The enthusiasts at work inside Miami Guns Inc.'s pro shop help customers navigate a stock of guns, holsters, ammo, and other firearms accessories.