Swimming Classes

 

SWIM INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES

FALL 2018

CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER FOR FALL CLASS INFORMATION!

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

Check back in the fall!

 


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

Check back in the fall!

 


CLASSES AT THE MALKIN POOL

*Due to necessary improvements, the MAC pool is closed until further notice. Recreational swimming and aquatics programs will resume promptly when it is safe to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

SCUBA DIVING CLASS

This fall, Harvard Recreation members can take a Scuba Diving Class at MIT! Classroom and pool portion of SDI Open Water SCUBA certification. Course materials supplied.  Class will include a 200 yard swim in swim suit only. All equipment will be supplied for the pool.  Student must have their own mask, fins and snorkels by pool session 3. Please contact Instructor Jim Estabrook at diverjymm@gmail.com or by phone at 617-628-3387 for all questions, concerns and logistical information about scuba at MIT.

 


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

Tuesdays 12:05-1:00pm

Check back in the winter!


Avanced Beginner Swim (55 min Class)

Participants will have learned essential breathing techniques and set a basic foundation of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and safety strokes skills.  In this advanced beginner class, we will continue to develop the strokes, learn to tread and jump into deep water in order to build confidence and endurance.

Maximum participants:  8

Instructor:  Sirad Abdilahi

Tuesdays 12:05-1:00pm

Check back in the winter!


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

 

More details coming soon! 


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

Check back in the winter!


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

Check back in the winter!


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

Check back in the winter!


SCUBA DIVING CLASS AT THE MAC :  PLEASE CHECK BACK IN NOVEMBER REGARDING WINTER SESSION (JANUARY 2019)

Classroom and pool portion of SDI Open Water SCUBA certification. Course materials supplied.  Class meets on Wednesday evenings beginning February 21st and runs for 7 weeks at the Malkin Athletic Center.  It will include a 200 yard swim in swim suit only. All equipment will be supplied for the pool.  Student 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