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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: it's the other way around. If you are comfortable and feel safe, then you'll be able to learn all of what you want to know.

How Can I Overcome My Fear of Water Online?

There's key information you need to learn to swim. It doesn't require the water and it'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 which teach precisely what you need to know, and which 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 in the right direction and make remarkable progress online. Yes, we will teach in-person courses soon, when it can be safe.

Hazel: "I'm amazed at what I've learned online."

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

Hazel's progress after 4 visits to the pool:
"...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!"

What Is the Course?

“Everything you always wanted to know that no one 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.

In-Person: The photos here were taken pre-Covid. All the dry-land sessions, as usual, plus all the shallow water skills you need, including essential skills not taught elsewhere. Begin to learn how to be at ease in the deep by beginning to rely on yourself for your safety, rather than the bottom or the side. We're awaiting confirmation of a pool for a safe in-person course in Sarasota in September 2020. Stay tuned.

  • 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 it 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
  • Up to 8 adults in class, 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 August 1 to September 26, 2020. 24 hours, $399.

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Beginning Course In-Person - Sarasota
Sarasota, Florida
24 hours, $1399
5 days

Registration On Hold


Beginning Course In-Person - Sarasota Community
Sarasota Community Course: 4 weekends in August, tentative
24 hours, $649

Registration On Hold


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

Registration On Hold


Beginning Course In-person - Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
24 hours/ $2989
5 days, includes hotel and spa service

Registration On Hold


  • 8 three-hour classes of 1 hour on land followed by 2 hours in warm water. In Palm Springs, the pool is large enough for half a class, 4 students. Therefore the course fee is higher. It includes single occupancy room for 5 nights and one spa service. 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).

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.
Our in-person courses may resume in September, 2020, safely. We’re awaiting confirmation.