Adult Aquatic Programs


Waterloo offers a number of Adult classes, including Learn to Swim, Intro to Lap Swimming and US Masters swimming. In our learn to swim classes, we offer both group and private lessons. We understand each adult comes to us with a different swimming (or lack thereof) background and develop a program to help them exceed their goals. ** No evaluation required**.

Our Adult Lesson classes are: Adult Beginner and Adult Advanced. In the Adult Beginner class we work on introduction to the water building to 20 feet of free and backstroke. In the Adult Advanced classes we move to the Olympic pool and work on stroke technique and endurance. At the end of the Advanced class, a swimmer is ready for the Intro to Lap Swimming class.

The US Masters swimming workouts are designed for both swimmers wanting fitness as well as swimmers who would like to compete in swim meets. These workouts are also ideal for triathletes training for their first or next event. We design the workouts to challenge each skill level. Usually the swimmers are placed into swim lanes by their ability…so you will be swimming with someone of similar speed. You will be instructed by a certified swim coach.

Adult Swim Programs We Offer

Adult Lessons

Group Lessons
We offer small group settings of four to five adults in a 45 minute class. We will teach you how to swim or how to improve your swimming skills. We may divide the group into similar levels so as to make teaching more efficient.
Cost: $30/class, billed monthly.

  • Beginners

    Small group of five adults in a 45 minute class located in our 3 ft pool. In the Beginners class we will work on comfort in the water, independence, and basic stroke technique. There are no requirements for the beginner class! Let us help you reach your goals, it’s never too late! What you will learn:

    • Water comfort
    • Breath control
    • Roll breath recovery
    • Back Floats
    • Forward movement with breathing 12.5 yds
    • Back kicking 12.5yds
    • Breaststroke kick

    Your Goal is specific to YOU! Let us know what you are working towards.

  • Advanced

    Small group of six adults in a 45 minute class located in our Olympic pool. Requirements for Advanced

    • Can swim forward with recovery breathing 12.5 yds
    • Can kick on back 12.5yds

In the Advanced we will work on comfort in depth of 5ft, building up endurance, jump recoveries, furthering stroke technique to meet whatever goals you have! During the summer our 8:15am pool is a long course, you will start at 5ft and work on comfort with depth to the 8ft. What you will learn:

  • Gaining confidence in 5 ft
  • 50yd Freestyle
  • 50yd Backstroke
  • 25yd Breaststroke
  • Jump with a roll recovery and sustained back float
  • Treading water

Your Goal is specific to YOU! Let us know what you are working towards.

Individual Private Lessons

Individual Private Lessons are $80/30-min sessions with option to reschedule/cancel for credit if complications arise. Individual private lessons are limited in availability and designed to be used as focused support for a swimmer in a recurring group class. If you would like to solely work in a private setting, please review the Weekly private lesson option below.

Weekly Private Lessons

We also offer regularly scheduled Weekly Private Lessons. Weekly sessions are $75/30-min session and are not eligible for make-up/reschedule. You reserve the time and day on the same recurring schedule until you choose to withdraw or make a permanent schedule change.

Individual Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-private lessons work best with two students of the same swimming ability. You are responsible for providing the two students as we cannot guarantee the ability to find a second student of the same ability. Individual Semi-Private classes are $62/adult per 30-minute lesson.

Weekly Semi-Private Lessons

We also offer regularly scheduled Semi-Private Weekly Lessons, these lessons are billed monthly. These semi-private lessons are 2:1 and are $57 per lesson.

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Intro to Lap Swimming

Intro to Lap Swimming is a bridge from swim lessons to swimming as fitness for ages 18 and up, and Masters swimmers wanting to improve a stroke technique. The goal of the lap swim class is to either instill confidence to join masters swimming or do this on the side to teach more technique training alongside your regular swim workouts.

Every week will include: Swim equipment, reading a practice, drills, turns, reading the clock, advanced technique (taught through drills)

Class Structure:
(10 min) Individual warm ups – There will be a written warm up but it will be customizable to each participant
(15 min) Stroke of the week – Drills, turns, swim equipment etc.
(15 min) Swim set (“the workout part”)
(5 min) Cool down

Requirements: Must be able to swim at least one length freestyle with side breath and one length backstroke in the competitive pool

What you will learn:

  • Become knowledgeable and gain better technique in all four competitive strokes
  • Learn flip turns and open turns
  • Learn how to read a practice to get the most out of your swimming workout
  • How to read the clock
  • How to go off a starting block
  • How to properly use swim equipment
  • Advanced technique for the four competitive strokes
  • Drills to incorporate into workouts to perfect technique
  • Gain Confidence
  • Get the most out of your swimming workout

Schedule: See below for openings

  • $50 registration fee
  • $30 per class billed monthly.
North Location (FM 620)



Central Location (Anderson Lane)


Lap Swimming

Lap lane rental is for those looking to practice their swimming skills without the help of an instructor or coach. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool comfortably and safely. Lanes are restricted to one person per lane. Lanes are for personal exercise use only and are limited to one-hour increments.

  • $50 registration fee
  • $15/one-hour private lane rental – one swimmer per lane
  • 10% disc on second/third lane rental
  • Tue/Fri 10-12 Lanes 12-19

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Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics is for those looking to get a great resistance workout that challenges the body, while being gentle on the joints. No prerequisites, all are welcome.

  • $50 registration fee
  • $15 / class billed monthly
  • 45 min class T/F mornings at 11a
  • 10 swimmers : 1 instructor

Class Breakdown

  • Warm up- 10 minutes
  • Aerobics/Cardio 20 minutes
  • Core Focus 10 Minutes
  • Post-Aerobic Cool Down – 5 minutes

Water Exercise Safety Tips for Class

  1. Know your limits (listen to your body)
  2. Give yourself space for movement
  3. Stay hydrated; water bottles can be kept on pool deck
  4. Stretch after exercise
  5. Wear appropriate footwear

USA Masters Swimming, Adult Fitness and Triathlon Training


Waterloo Swimming Master Gold ProgramFor adults who are able to swim freestyle and backstroke 50 yards, unassisted. We will lead adults in workouts using drills and swim sets to refine freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. General instruction will be provided for adults who do not know breaststroke or butterfly, or flip turns. Great program for those wishing to get in shape, stay in shape, train for triathlons, or cross training. Training times are mornings and noon. These classes are perfect for triathletes, fitness training and competitive swimmers. These classes require USA Masters Swimming Registration.
Group Information:
Masters Swimmers can come to any workout offered. If you are interested in joining, email to book your free trial practice!

Requirements: Swim freestyle and backstroke unassisted for 50 yards

Equipment: Swim bag, Kickboard, Goggles, Fins, Pull Buoy and Pulling Paddles

NW Location: AM Practice Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 7:30am, Friday – Saturday: 6:00am – 7:00am*
*Signing up for the 6:00am-7:00am class means you can come to either the AM Practice, Noon Practice or both at the NW Swim Center

Central & NW Location: Noon Practice Monday – Friday: 12:00p – 1:00pm

Cost: $95 per month

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