Everyone can learn to swim Comfort comes first You can float vertically Overcoming fear IS learning to swim Having fun is the best way to learn Feel safe all the time Overcome fear without feeling afraid Go at your own pace Learn with your swimming people It’s amazing what 5 days can do Correct information does wonders!


Core Courses Overview


From A to Z with Miracle Swimming

There has to be at least one place in the world where you can go from terror to joy in shallow and deep water—even doing triathlons, SCUBA diving peacefully, and playing in the ocean with the grandkids. It’s Miracle Swimming. Begin with our core courses and go from A to Z— fear in water to confidence in deep water. Our Advanced courses do the rest: the A to Z of strokes and open water fun. Learn at your own pace.

Everyone starts with Essentials 1 or Essentials 1 SloMo

Anyone who is afraid in deep water needs to learn two things: how to remain present and how to float.

Success is inevitable when you start at the beginning and skip no steps! No one fails SloMo! Take it, if it fits.

The importance of taking the right course

Cynthia knew she was deeply afraid in water. She had a feeling SloMo would be a relief to her but it would save travel costs and time to take E1. And if she chose SloMo and it was the wrong choice, she’d feel as though she wasted the opportunity as well as money. She went to E1.

It turned out that she didn’t make as much progress as others because she needed more time to learn to put her face in and feel safe. If she’d taken SloMo, she would’ve gained more confidence and felt more successful. Call us if you’re unsure of the right level for you.

We want you to be dazzled.

Essentials 1 SloMo

This course is exactly like our Essentials 1 Course (see description) except that it goes more slowly and we don’t enter deep water. 5.5 feet is the maximum depth of the pool. Spend more time learning to let the water support you in a pool where you can place your hands on the bottom. Learn in standard-depth water, as well. Be with your swimming people!

Perhaps this is true: E1 students are afraid in water. SloMo students are afraid of water. We’re testing this idea in 2023. Your input will help.

Prerequisite: you must be afraid. Some SloMo candidates say, “I don’t know what to do with the water.”

If you have any questions about the suitability of this course for you, please call. If this is the right course for you, it would be a mistake to take Essentials 1.

24-hour course, 5 days 
Sarasota FL $1099

Essentials 1

Start at the beginning with essentials you won’t find elsewhere. All the basics that no one ever told you plus early skills. Begin to learn how to be at ease in the deep, too.

24-hour course, 5 days

Prerequisite: you must be uncomfortable in water over your head.

Sarasota FL $1399
Palm Springs CA  and Atlanta $1659
Chicago $1399

Essentials 2

The goal of this course is to finish what you began in Essentials 1: mastering shallow water and becoming calm in water over your head. When you’ve mastered this course, you can rest and play in deep water without getting tired for 10 or 15 minutes. You’ll be able to say, “I can swim.”

24-hour course, 5 days (7 days in ATL)

Prerequisites: Miracle Swimming Essentials 1 or Essentials 1 SloMo course. You can float and unfloat, roll over, and do reversals in shallow water peacefully. You’ve learned to use the 5 Circles.

Sarasota FL $1659
Palm Springs CA and Atlanta $1659
Chicago area $1399 (8 days)
The higher fee defrays instructors’ travel expenses.

Deep Water Play

Become proficient in the deep end! Learn to use the water to pick up the keys you dropped in the deep, find a nose clip, play games, swim along the bottom, do tricks. This solidifies your confidence to say, “I can swim.”

18 hour course, 4 days

Prerequisites: you can rest and bob and swim around the deep end peacefully for at least 5 minutes away from the wall when you arrive for Deep Water Play. Essentials 2 course is recommended.

Sarasota FL $1075

Ocean 101

This class takes place at the beach. Learn how to enter the ocean by navigating waves and breakers. Learn how your pool skills transfer to the ocean and how to take care of yourself in beach water conditions, rip currents, critters, and salt water.

Prerequisites: you must be a Essentials  1 or Essentials 1 SloMo graduate able to float, unfloat, do reversals, and roll over peacefully.

Sarasota FL $595

Jump Off the Boat

There are times when you want to be at ease jumping off a boat. In this course, we start by jumping into a deep pool. We end up jumping off a boat out in the open waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

9-10 hour course, 2 days

Prerequisites: you have completed our Essentials 2  course. Ocean 101 is also recommended, but not required.

Sarasota FL $595


Advanced Courses

Advanced courses are offered for our graduates who have overcome their fear. They now have attention to spare for things other than survival. This includes:

*Freestyle & Turns
*2 Strokes (Backstroke & Breaststroke,  Breaststroke & Butterfly, and turns)
*SCUBA Diving
*Ocean 202
   Paddleboarding (SUP)
   Boogie Boarding