Our NYC pool is 8 x 14 and only three feet deep. It is a perfect size for someone who is very scared. We have a lot of experience working with adults who have had a bad experience or just poor swimming lessons. Adult non-swimmers require a different approach than children. We make it informative and easy to learn to swim by taking small, incremental steps, that will take you from terrified to cautious to swimming in a relatively short time. We understand the psychology of the fear of water and deal with that before expecting swimming. If you teach techniques without dealing with the fear, you will be 'doing it afraid' and will never learn to enjoy the water. We also work on breathing techniques that prevent you from taking in water. We will never push you past what you are comfortable with.
When you have gotten over your fear and are ready to swim distance, our pool is capable of changing to a current that can be set on three different settings, adding resistance to the workout. We are then able to work on breathing, stroke improvement, and distance, etc.
We often teach Nannies who need to swim to watch their children, as well as adults of all ages that wish to finally learn to swim. Many people just want to improve their stroke or learn to breathe.
If you are a triathlete that is an excellent runner and biker, but needs to work on your swimming, this is the place for you! We have an eternal pool in NYC from Oct-May that gives us three different settings to increase the speed of the current and adding resistance. Many strong adults use their strength to try to swim rather than using the force of the water to their benefit. We want you to get to that next level so you can swim easily and efficiently through the swimming portion of a race.
We have taught adults of all ages and swimming abilities. Whether you are a terrified non-swimmer, a triathlete that wants to improve their swim time, or somewhere in between, we can help!