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. Miracle Swimming. Begin with our core courses, which take you 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.
Anyone who is afraid in deep water needs to learn two things: how to float and how to remain present.
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!
Prerequisite: you must have fear in water. 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.
Some photos on this site are pre-Covid.
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.
Prerequisite: you must be fearful in water over your head.
Sarasota FL $1399
Palm Springs CA and Atlanta $1659
The goal of the in-person course is to finish what you began in the Essentials 1 course: 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.”
Prerequisites: Miracle Swimming Essentials 1 or Essentials SloMo course. You can float and unfloat, roll over, and do reversals in shallow water peacefully. You’ve learned with the 5 Circles concept.
Sarasota FL $1599
Palm Springs CA $1659
Chicago area $1399 (8 days)
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.”
Prerequisites: you can rest and bob and swim around the deep end peacefully for at least 5 minutes away from the wall. Essentials 2 course is recommended.
Sarasota FL $895
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 SloMo graduate able to float, unfloat, do reversals, and roll over peacefully.
Sarasota FL $595
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!
Prerequisites: you have completed our Essentials 2 course. Ocean 101 is also recommended, but not required.
Sarasota FL $595
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: