Pools are the perfect environment for learning how to swim without the distraction of nature’s many naked fish. Stay focused with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $89 for four weekly half-hour children’s group swim classes (a $211 value)
- $129 for eight twice-weekly half-hour children’s group swim classes (a $387 value)
- $99 for four weekly one-hour adult group swim classes (a $255 value)
- $149 for eight twice-weekly one-hour adult group swim classes (a $475 value)
Using a curriculum developed by an Olympic gold medalist, instructors take a structured approach to teaching students of all ages to swim. They begin by gently coaxing away any fears of the water and focusing on the body mechanics of each stroke one at a time. See the schedule for adult and child class days at each location. Groupons are valid at the Midtown West and Upper East Side locations only.
It’s safe to say Catherine Fox knows her way around a pool. She won an Olympic gold medal for her ability to find her way from end to end. Partnering with Swim Jim owner Jim Spiers, a trainer for 2012 Olympics Bronze medalist Lia Neal, the pair transformed their expertise into a curriculum that helps others learn to love the water as they do. The resulting program, titled the Underwater Schoolhouse, forms the cornerstone of every class held at Swim Jim.
Teachers take on students of all ages, focusing first on helping to cure land dwellers’ inherent nervousness around water. To do this, they use a combination of encouragement and humor, never pushing a student further than they’re willing to go. Once students take the plunge, the coaches focus on teaching the mechanics of a variety of strokes, such as how to kick during breaststroke or how to emerge gracefully from the chrysalis before butterfly stroke.