Beginning: Sarasota, FL August 16-20, 2021
August 16-20, 2021
Sandcastle Beach Hotel, Lido Key
1540 Ben Franklin Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hotel room is additional: $611 includes room, resort fee and tax.
All students must have a reservation and pay for at least Monday-Friday nights (4 nights) whether or not you stay at the Sandcastle. New hotel rule.
Reserve early and immediately to avoid missing the Miracle Swimming rate.
Link to make your reservation at The Sandcastle Hotel:
Miracle Swimming – Sandcastle Resort Booking Link The Miracle Swimming rate is embedded in this link.
Monday 9-noon and 3-6
Wednesday 9-noon and 3-6
Thursday 9-noon and 3-6
The normal Beginning Course is taught, Covid guidelines added. The course is given in the hotel pool. You must stay at the hotel. Hotel’s insurance is based on students being guests. As a student, it’s advantageous to stay there,
as you’ll get more rest, and therefore learn more.
Fly into Sarasota (SRQ), Tampa (TPA) or Fort Myers (RSW).
Four students, maximum. The course fee is nonrefundable with the exception of our Guarantee.
Buy a wetsuit shirt before the course. It should be 1-2 mm thickness and fit like your skin: no gaps. A list of sources will be sent after your registration.
Masks required indoors on the property except your room. Housekeeping does not enter your room during your stay: pick up fresh linens at front desk. Common surfaces are sanitized every two hours around the property. Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch currently and for all three meals at the sister property ½ mile north, Lido Beach Resort.
We choose our course locations for the pools. In Sarasota, the Sandcastle has the best pools of any for teaching Miracle Swimming Beginning and Next Step courses. The Sandcastle is an old Florida hotel. In three or four years, it will be replaced by a tower. Because the property is on the beach, rooms will cost four times the current price. Today you can get a bagel and cream cheese for $4 instead of $15 and a room for ~$135 out the door. While the hotel is not 4 star, the staff is congenial, the hotel gets the job done, and we’re grateful for a convenient place for our students to stay that eliminates commuting and optimizes rest time between classes. The free shuttle to St. Armand’s Circle for restaurants and shopping makes it easy to get the necessities.
We recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Allianz is a source.
Read our book. It’s the course in print.