Adult Aquatic Programs
Waterloo offers a number of Adult classes – from learn to swim through USMS 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. See this link for more on how we teach adults.
The US Masters swimming classes(formerly called Adult Fitness Classes) are designed for both swimmers wanting fitness as well as swimmers who would like to compete in swim meets. 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
- Private Lessons
- Semi-Private Lessons
- Intro to Lap Swimming
- US Masters Swimming/Adult Fitness
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: $100/month for once per week classes
There are numerous reasons for adults not knowing how to swim or swim very well. Sometimes it is best for adults to have one on one teaching with an instructor who is patient and encouraging while one is learning to swim. Lessons are 30 minutes.
Cost: $50/thirty-minute class or 6 private lessons for $250
The cost is $35/adult per 30-minute lesson. 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.
Cost: $35/person per 30-minute lesson or $175/person for six semi-private lessons
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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 the master’s swim team or do this on the side to teach more technique training alongside your regular swim workouts.
4 Different Strokes of the Week (15 Min) – Will be focused on starts, turns, and drills for each stroke:
Freestyle – (1st Saturday of the month)
Backstroke – (2nd Saturday of the month)
Breaststroke – (3rd Saturday of the month)
Butterfly – (4th Saturday of the month)
*A month with a fifth Saturday will focus on all four strokes
Every week will include: Swim equipment, reading a practice, drills, turns, reading the clock, advanced technique (taught through drills)
(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
Saturdays: 11:15am – 12:00pm
$60 per month ($15 drop in for current enrolled Masters swimmers)
USA Masters Swimming/Adult Fitness/Triathlon Training
For 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, noon and in the evening. These classes are perfect for triathletes, fitness training and competitive swimmers.
Requirements: Swim freestyle and backstroke unassisted for 50 yards
Equipment: Swim bag, Kickboard, Goggles, Fins, Pull Buoy and Pulling Paddles
Summer Schedule beginning June 6th (School schedule will be published late summer)
Masters Swimmers can come to any workout offered. If you are interested in joining come try a workout out for free!
Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 7:30am
Friday: 6:00am – 7:00am
Saturday: 6:30am – 7:30am
Monday – Friday: 12:00p – 1:00pm
Evenings: Monday – Thursday: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
No Friday evening practice