Swimming Classes

 

SWIM SPECIALTY & SCUBA DIVING CLASSES

Summer 2019: July 22nd - August 30th 

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All swim classes are for ADULTS ONLY (14 years & older)

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

 

SCUBA

Crimson Triathlon Training

Beginner Swim

Cost

$75

$365

$165

$75


 

 

CLASSES AT BLODGETT POOL: 

Building Speed and Endurance in Freestyle  (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, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Summer Session: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26

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Intermediate Swim:  All Strokes  (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

Wednesdays, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Summer Session: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28

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CLASSES AT THE MALKIN POOL 

 Beginner Swim

This class is suitable for absolute beginners!

Skills covered include: submerging the face underwater; sculling hands; floating on the front and back; flutter kick; water safety principles; and an introduction to treading water. The class will take place in shallow water, with the exception of times toward the end of class when students will have the opportunity to practice treading water in the deep end with flotation devices. Because we are starting with beginner skills, this class would not be a good fit for students already comfortable swimming laps in deep water. We look forward to introducing you to swimming! 

Maximum participants:  8

Instructor:  Eli Fels

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-1:45pm

Summer Session: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28

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Pre-Masters

This class is a coached workout designed to prepare swimmers to participate in a Masters Swim Team or use lap swimming with timed sets as a form of aerobic exercise. It is intended as a stepping stone between Intermediate-level swim technique classes and independent swimming for fitness. Skills we will practice include freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke flip turns, and an introduction to butterfly. The instructor has a U.S. Masters Level 2 coach certification. 

Prerequisites: the ability to swim 4 continuous laps of freestyle, and 1 lap of backstroke and breaststroke, at Intermediate level. 

Maximum participants:  8

Instructor:  Eli Fels

Wednesdays 12pm-12:45 pm

Summer Session: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28

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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! Crimson Triathlon training is a 6-week program hosted by our USA triathlon coach, Catherine Sutton, that will prepare you for all aspects of race day! From swimming, to biking, to running, you will be ready for your next triathlon season.

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 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Summer Session: July 23; August 6, 13, 20, 27

(No Class July 30th)

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