ADULT LEARN TO SWIM Lessons Newton, MA Private lessons for adults – Saltwater Canvas



Learn to swim

The water can be very frightening. A bad experience, a careless swimming teacher, or just never learning to swim at a young age can all be reasons to stay away from the water. Think of why it might be fun to learn to swim: join your friends and family to splash, play and swim; learn to swim laps and ease pain in joints and muscles; get leaner; go for a boat ride without fear; cool yourself off at the lake, ocean, or pool; take a canoe ride with a friend. Swimming can be a cooling, calming and relaxing time. Many people recovering from an injury turn to the pool; swimming can often help people regain movement in those areas, and help them to heal so they can start up their sport again. Many people find that they enjoy swimming more than the sport they were doing.  
We start by you getting comfortable in the shallow end of the pool, holding on to the poolside, kicking, walking, and just feeling how the water works, and how it feels. We then go on to learn how to float, blow bubbles, kick, etc. I am in the water with you always. You learn every new skill as you are ready.

"I now enjoy my time in the water!!
As an older person who was fearful of water, my lessons with Helen have not only helped to allay my fears, but to enjoy the water.
Helen’s patience and kindness have allowed me to relax, trust her completely, and follow her expert guidance. She’s an experienced trainer I’m so grateful to have met."
M. Flanagan, Newton, MA

"Working with Helen was a highlight of my summer. Each lesson was thoughtfully planned out, tailored to meet my specific needs, and, most importantly, fun. My confidence has grown tremendously and it only took a few lessons to get me there. Thank you Helen for helping me feel more confident and comfortable in the water. "
Tracy Affonso, Waltham

Lessons are private, one on one. Please email me with approximate times and dates for classes. 1-2 classes a week is ideal; we don't want you to get waterlogged! By the end of a few classes, we can see how you are doing, and we can continue or not, as you like. You will feel safe in the water, and be able to navigate in it.
Please email Helen at with a few times that work for you. We now can meet at the Newton Marriott, which offers a 6 month athletic facilities membership, which includes using the pool. They have a changing area, locker room and shower. The pool is small and warm and not over 5 feet deep.  It also has a gradual walk in, steps. 

Lessons run Monday - Friday (no Tuesdays), 8am - 6PM, occasionally weekends if you can't make it during the week.
The charge for private lessons is $50 per 1 hour class. In addition, the cost of a 6 month Marriott athletic facilities membership is $280. I know this is high, but once you are comfortable in the water, you can practice or swim any time you want during these 6 months. You can also use the exercise room. You can sign up for the 6 month membership at the Marriott, starting on Monday,  September 19, 2022. I am not affiliated with the Marriott, so we can arrange our own lesson times. You can sign up for a 6 month fitness pass at the Marriott a couple of days before this. The membership includes a parking pass and use of the small locker room with a minimal shower. 

Marriott address is 2345 Commonwealth Avenue. 

Helen Langone
Lifeguard Trained
Certified ALTS instructor (Adults Learn to Swim)
US Masters Swimming Member
Phone or text: 617-417-3826
Email is best:


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