Although inflatable arm floaties come in many fashionable designs, they can be cumbersome to wear in the public pool or when jumping over large puddles. Liberate your arms and float freely with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two weeks of group swim lessons at South West Aquatic Sports (an $80 value). Classes meet Monday–Thursday for two weeks at the Forty Niner Country Club Pool or Green Hills Pool on East Speedway Boulevard and North Kolb Road.
The experienced, safety-certified swim gurus of South West Aquatic Sports train paddlers age 4 to adult through fun and effective instructional methods. Aspiring mermaids and dolphin impersonators can gain comfort in the water, bone up on pool safety, and hone proper stroke technique during eight 30-minute lessons, held mornings and evenings. Grouped by age and splashing skill level and capped at 8–10 people, classes grant ample personal attention to each swimmer. Children ages 6 months to 3 years may also pair up with an aquatic parent or supervisory marine mammal for parent and tot lessons. Call early to reserve preferred times and to allow enough time to find a flattering pair of goggles.
South West Aquatic Sports
In addition to organizing swimming lessons and aquatic fitness programs for both kids and adults, South West Aquatic Sports serves as the proud home for two aquatic teams of regional fame. The Green Hills Gators gives swimmers aged 4–18 a chance to race against other teams that belong to the Southern Arizona Aquatic Association, a league in which they became the champions in 2010. Showing poise and grace both above the surface and beneath it, the Tucson Sun Rays synchronized-swimming team is helmed by a University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame synchronized swimmer, who introduces girls aged 6–18—as well as adults—to the challenging and competitive sport.