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Who Are Our Beginners?

Beginners are fearful in water over their heads. Usually they've taken swimming lessons previously where “proper movement of arms and legs” was the definition of learning to swim. Fear wasn’t addressed.

Beginners derive their safety from the bottom of the pool in the shallow end, and from the side in the deep. They want to get it from themselves.

If you're a beginner, you may believe that if you could just DO "X," then you would BE "Y." For example, "If I could just tread water, I'd be fine." Come and learn what's true: If you just felt safe, you could learn all you wish to know.

How Can I Overcome My Fear of Water Online?

There's key information you need to learn to swim. Much of it doesn't require the water. That's covered in this online course. You've already tried going to the pool to learn. There's something else that's essential. Sign up and get it!

You'll learn from conversations and points made during the first half of each class session that teach precisely what you need to know, and that lead you to understand what's been missing. The gaps will be filled in. You'll learn skills by visualization in the second half of each session. Ask all your questions and get satisfying answers.

Though you will need to prove the learning to yourself in the water, you can get started and make remarkable progress online. In-person courses resume this fall. We have created a way to make it safe. Beginning courses will be held in October in Palm Springs, CA and in November in Sarasota, FL.

Hazel: "My swimming has been changed by an online course."

Hazel's disbelief is in the video. Below she reports on her progress 4 weeks after the course:
"...But there it happened: I did a back float without holding on! And a front float! Without holding on! So I thought why stop here - let’s do back float - unfloat - front float and the other way round. And I did!!! I was amazed at myself. Could this really be happening? I am so proud of myself!"

  • 8 three-hour classes online via Zoom. $399
  • Attend the first class as an introduction for $39

What Is the Course?

“Everything you always wanted to know that no one ever told you”

Start at the beginning and skip no steps. It is literally impossible to fail if you try our system.

Online: All the dry-land sessions of our normal Beginning course with more time to discuss all your questions. This is followed each week by an hour of learning the basic skills with visualization, photos and video clips. 23 hours over 8 Saturdays.

In-Person: All the dry-land sessions and shallow water skills you need, including essential skills not taught elsewhere. Begin to learn ease in the deep by relying on yourself for your safety, rather than the bottom or the side. The photo at the left portrays learning during Covid. Each student will learn a portion of his/her confidence at our new Float Bars, as pictured. You are connected securely to the bar so you don't need a spotter. These allow social distancing, yet allow you to learn the early skills comfortably.

  • 8 three-hour classes of 1 hour on land followed by 2 hours in warm water. Register 120 days or more in advance to receive a discount of $50 on the in-person course, deducted when your balance is paid.
  • A nonrefundable deposit of $150 holds your space in the in-person course ($200 in SF).

You Can Count On:

  • Having fun, going at your own pace, being comfortable all the time
  • Overcoming fear without being scared
  • Understanding for the first time "how the water works." Doing things you never could, because you feel better than you ever did
  • Receiving relevant information, answering all your questions
  • Realizing that you can learn to swim
  • Being a different person—more yourself—when you leave
  • 4-6 adults in class (during Covid19 restrictions), all at different starting points and learning rates but all needing the same information and therefore learning individually, together and at their own pace
  • No pressure or competition
  • Advancing your discoveries by sharing them in conversation. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Where and How?

Beginning Course Online
Our students are all over the world
Next course September 12 to October 31, 2020. 23 hours, $399.


Beginning Course In-Person - Sarasota
Sarasota, Florida
24 hours, $1399
5 days, November 2-6, 2020


Beginning Course In-Person - Sarasota Community
Sarasota Community Course: we're waiting for the indoor pool to become available.
24 hours, $649

Registration TBA

Beginning Course In-Person - San Francisco
San Francisco
24 hours, $1545
4 weekends
Saturdays and Sundays, 3 hours each

Registration TBA

Beginning Course In-Person - Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
24 hours/ $3121
5 days, October 19-23, 2020, includes hotel and spa service


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Register for the Beginning Course

Ready to get started? Here are the upcoming Beginning courses.
Reserve your spot with a $150 non-refundable deposit. Our online courses begin monthly or so.
In-person courses resume in October, 2020 safely.