ADULT LEARN TO SWIM Lessons Newton, MA
The water can be very frightening for some of us. 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.
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
Group lessons for Adults and Teens are available at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton. They run 7:40 - 8:20 on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Private lessons: 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.
Many people are comfortable in the water, but don't have breathing mastered. This is usually a 1 lesson fixup.
Monday - Friday: 8:00, 9:15, 10:30, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:30
Just added: Monday & Thursday PMs: 5:45
The charge for private lessons is $45 per 60-75 minute class, which includes the pool fee. You can pay as you go, or purchase a few lessons at a time.