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Summer Swim Camp Sarasota June 12-August 16, 2023


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Pay a deposit of $1,000.00 per item

Make This Your Summer to Learn to Swim
5 Core Courses plus Ocean 202 — 50% off! Normally: $5804
Summer Camp: $2902

Sarasota, Florida
June 12-August 16, 2023
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New College of Florida
New College Fitness Center
5639 General Twinning Road
Sarasota, FL 34343

Lido Beach/Lido Key for August’s Ocean 202 course.

June and July: Stay at dorms at New College in June and July or at Residence Inn by Marriott the entire time if you wish. Both organizations have given us Miracle Swimming rates. See Accommodations below for the whole summer.

August 18-20 is Miracle Swimming’s 40th Anniversary Reunion Party with 3 days of pool and ocean classes and novelties at New College. Summer Campers are invited to stay!

Adult Summer Swim Camp, 2023: Become Calm in Deep Water at Miracle Swimming.

Dedicate your summer to learning how to be happy in water, shallow and deep, pool and ocean with MSSA’s core series of learn-to-swim courses. They’re fun and they work.

Become a new person by the end of August. Or, June. Read the August, 2022 issue of West Coast Woman for a good story on Miracle Swimming (page 18), whose world headquarters are in Sarasota.

$2902 is 50% of the normal price of the series plus Ocean 202. Take Essentials 1 and 2—the essentials you must know that you haven’t learned elsewhere about being in water that enable you to be happy in deep water; Ocean 101—an introduction to salt water, being at ease in the ocean, breakers, critters, how to handle rip currents and waves; Deep Water Play—so you can go to any part of the pool at will (in case you drop your keys, glasses, phone into the deep end); and Jump Off the Boat for those snorkeling excursions or social occasions when you want to be part of the group and jump in with reckless abandon!

Since your enrollment reserves a spot for you in 5 courses, we ask for a nonrefundable deposit of $200 for each course: $1000 to register for Summer Camp.

Pace: Learning cannot be rushed. If, by chance, you’re not ready for Deep Water Play after Essentials 2, you will have everything you need to “get there” in the time between courses. Our system caters to this. You would practice during the weeks of play time. It is highly likely that you will be ready in time. We cannot guarantee it, however. If you aren’t ready, you would simply skip that course and join us for Jump Off the Boat.

The idea of the summer camp is that people come and stay all summer so that the huge learning they experience is met with quiet rest, absorption time, and pool play during the days and weeks between courses. You will be transformed. This is the recipe for success. Summer camp is not meant to be coming to Sarasota, going home to work and responsibilities, distractions, traffic, busy schedules, and no swimming, then coming back for another course and returning home again. If you live in Sarasota, you might consider staying away from home for some periods of summer  camp, if not all!

June 12-August 16, 2023. Plenty of rest between courses. This is not meant to be an intensive. But don’t plan on doing much else! Go at your own pace. We stongly recommend that you not plan other activities in these two months. This will be the summer you learned to swim. Give it your best shot! August 18-20 is a reunion: a weekend of mini-courses and play in Sarasota pools and gulf. You’ll be part of the Miracle Swimming family!

You may stay anywhere you wish. We have special rates at the two accommodations below.

Residence Inn: $159.33/night single occupancy with tax. $141 /night for 2 bedroom/2 bath double occupancy with tax. Minimum stay at Residence Inn is 7 nights for their special rate. Address: 1040 University Pkwy, Sarasota FL 34234. .5 mile east of New College Fitness Center Pool and airport (SRQ).

New College Dorms $40-60/night. Shared 4 bedroom/2 bath with kitchen or 4 bedroom/1 bath with kitchen. More details by April 30. Available June 11-August 1 when students return. Then move to The Anchorage below, Residence Inn, or elsewhere. We will have more information.

Book your Residence Inn by Marriott group rate for Miracle Swimming School for Adults Summer Camp 2023

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to call Residence Inn, 941-343-8502.

Available Start Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
End Date: Monday, August 21, 2023
  • Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton for $129 USD plus tax per night (one bedroom). $249 USD plus tax per night (2 bedroom). 13% tax.
  • The rates being offered are for the entire length of stay; anything less then 7 nights will be charged regular rates.
  • King bed, living room, kitchen, full size refrigerator
Jump Off the Boat ends August 1. Rest and water play time afterward can take place at The Anchorage of Siesta Key before the Ocean 202 Course. The Anchorage has a big, warm pool for water play. Our other August Miracle Swimming courses are held here. You may also stay elsewhere.
The Anchorage of Siesta Key: Vacation rental condos, 1,2,3 bedrooms, 1,2,3 baths. Minimum 7-night stay.
The Anchorage
6415 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
844-737-0796 Rachele

2023 Summer Camp Schedule

June 12-16, 2023 Essentials 1

June 19, 2023: Review: Essentials 1 skills yet to master (for Miracle Swimming E1 grads only: 2 sessions)

June 20-24, 2023: Essentials 2

June 25- July 13, 2023: Rest and Water Play Time at Hotel or Public Pool

July 14-16, 2023: Ocean 101

July 17-26, 2023: Rest and Water Play Time at Hotel or Public Pool

July 27-31, 2023: Deep Water Play

July 31-August 1, 2023: Jump Off the Boat (check out of dorms after class)

August 2-13, 2023: Rest and Water Play Time at Hotel or Public Pool

August 14-16, 2023: Ocean 202

August 18-20, 2023: 40th Anniversary Reunion (Be our guest for class sessions.)

See this page for more on what you’ll learn at Miracle Swimming’s Summer Camp if you stay true to yourself, rest between class sessions, and go at your own pace. Rest is essential.


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