Swimming was invented by seafood lovers who were sick of letting dolphins determine the market price of sushi. Learn to catch your own dinner with today’s Groupon to Swim Gym, valid at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC location. Choose between the following options:
Since 1984, Swim Gym has taught kids and adults to wiggle through the water with lessons that foster self-esteem and aquatic mastery. Certified instructors help kids to stay physically fit through group classes held once a week, teaching age-appropriate swim skills in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Children 2–3 years old explore the water with a parent at their side, learning to float on their bellies and their backs, blow bubbles underwater, and recite the alphabet in fluent porpoise. Three- and 4-year-olds learn to jump, dive, crawl, float, swim to the bottom, and master dog paddle, "dolphin," and "froggy" strokes to keep pace with their animal friends, and 5- and 6-year-olds begin to learn traditional stroke techniques, including the freestyle, the backstroke, the breaststroke, and the butterfly. Children 6 and older continue to build diving and swimming skills in classes adapted for beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers, perfecting already existing techniques without being prompted by the promise of a delicious sardine.
Because splash-based safety is a valuable skill for grownups as well as their guppies, Swim Gym offers weekly adult swim classes catered to the needs and fears of older aquanauts. Three–four times a week, dedicated, certified instructors teach mature students basic skills in Learn to Swim classes and assist advanced students as they improve their technique, develop flexibility, and build muscle tone on their way toward the Competitive Master's team. For a fun, wet workout, try a course in water aerobics, or choose the lap-swimming class to finally find a socially acceptable outlet for your love of pacing. Click here to check out current class times.
Since 1984, swim gym has work towards one goal: to maximize pool safety by making people comfortable in the water. Since splashing onto the scene, the facility has schooled more than 45,000 students—most of whom happen to have feet instead of flippers. Coach and director Robert Strauss leads the facility's efforts, having taught in Miami himself since 1973. But these days, swim gym spreads its teachings across a trio of South Florida locations, where students of all ages can boost their floatability during group or private lessons and fitness classes, such as Waterobics and Aqua Zumba.
11155 SW 112th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33176