Swimming Classes

 

SWIM SPECIALTY

Fall 2017: Two 4-week sessions

Session 1: September 18th- October 16th

Session 2: October 17th-November 13th

 

REGISTER HERE FOR CLASSES!

On-time Registration is from September 4th -17th (for session 1)

September 28th-October 15th (for session 2)

PLEASE NOTE: purchasing specialty access does not give you facility access. You must have recreation membership to participate in Swim Specialty Courses. Please contact the membership office at (617) 496-1585, or purchase membership online.

 

         Class Fees:

Type

(per session)

75 min class

 

55 min classes

Triathlon Training

SCUBA

Cost

$65

$55

$70

$365



CLASSES AT BLODGETT POOL:

 

Building Speed and Endurance in Freestyle: Section 1  (75 min class)

This fun and challenging workout class is designed to introduce the intermediate-level swimmer to drills and swim sets that will build efficiency, speed and endurance. Flip turns included. Deep water comfort required.  Fins are recommended (instructor will advise).  

Maximum participants: 12

Instructor:  Betty Lou McClanahan

Mondays, 8:45-10:00pm

SESSION 1: September 18, 25; October; 2, 16

SESSION 2: October 23, 30; November; 6, 13

 


Intermediate Swim: All Strokes Workout  Section I (75 min class)

This swim class is for swimmers with basic freestyle and deep water comfort.  You will learn backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly in this class.  Drills and swim sets will help refine your new strokes. Deep water comfort required.  Fins are recommended. (Instructor will advise).

Maximum participants: 12

Instructor:  Betty Lou McClanahan

Wednesdays, 8:45-10:00pm

SESSION 1: September 20, 27; October 4, 11

SESSION 2: October 18, 25; November 1, 8

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CLASSES AT THE MALKIN POOLS:

 

Crimson Triathlon Training (2 hours)

Whether training for triathlon session or just looking for a good workout, this two hour class will help you build speed, endurance and strength for all three elements of your competition!

Come prepared for a mini triathlon “anchor” workout with swimming, cycling, and running. Class will introduce techniques to improve distance freestyle and open water swimming, include progressive cycling and running workouts, cover transition skills and discuss race strategies.

Maximum participants: 8

Instructor: Catherine Sutton

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

SESSION 1: September 19, 26; October; 3, 10

SESSION 2: October 17, 24,(no class 10/31) November 7, 14

 


Beginner Swim (55 min Class)

Participants will learn essential breathing techniques in shallow water and develop confidence floating, gliding & treading.  Set a foundation of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and safety strokes skills and prepare for deep water.

Maximum participants:  8

Instructor:  Sirad Abdilahi

Thursdays 1:05-2:00pm

SESSION 1: September 21, 28; October 5, 12

SESSION 2: October 19, 26; November 2, 9

 


Building Speed and Endurance in Freestyle: Section 2  (75 min class)

This fun and challenging workout class is designed to introduce the intermediate-level swimmer to drills and swim sets that will build efficiency, speed and endurance. Flip turns included.  Deep water comfort required.   Fins are recommended (instructor will advise).  

Maximum participants:  12

Instructor:  Betty Lou McClanahan

Saturdays, 1:00-2:15pm

SESSION 1: September 23, 30; October 7, 14

SESSION 2: October 21, 28; November 4, 11

 


Intermediate Swim: All Strokes Section 2 (75 min class)

This swim class is for advanced beginner swimmers with basic freestyle and deep water comfort.  You will learn backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly in this class.  Drills and swim sets will help refine your new strokes. Deep water comfort required.  Fins are recommended. (Instructor will advise).   

Maximum participants:  12

Instructor:  Betty Lou McClanahan

Sundays, 1:00-2:15pm

SESSION 1: September 24; October 1, 8, 15

SESSION 2: October 22, 29; November 5, 12

 


Treading Water/Introduction to Freestyle: (75 min class)

The principal objective of this class is to help participants pass the Harvard University Swim Test (100 yds) and two minutes of treading water.  Participants will gain confidence in their ability to float and survive in deep water by mastering skills first in shallow water.  Once comfort is achieved, we will start our stroke work with freestyle. Fins are recommended (instructor will advise).  

Maximum participants:  8

Instructor:  Betty Lou McClanahan

Sundays, 2:15-3:30pm

SESSION 1: September 24; October 1, 8, 15

SESSION 2: October 22, 29; November 5, 12

 


SCUBA DIVING

Classroom and pool portion of SDI Open Water SCUBA certification. Course materials supplied.  Class meets on Wednesday evenings beginning October 4th and runs for 7 weeks at the Malkin Athletic Center.  It will include a 200-yard swim, in swim suit only.  On October 11th, you will enjoy your first SCUBA in the pool. All equipment will be supplied for the pool.  Students must have their own mask, fins and snorkels by pool session 3. Direct all questions to Instructor Jim Estabrook at diverjymm@gmail.com or by phone at 617-628-3387 

Maximum participants:  12

Instructor: Jim Estabrook 

Wednesdays, 6:00-9:30pm 

ONLY 1 SESSION (7-weeks): October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15