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Old 08-19-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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I am in adult in 30s and have never swam in my life. I am too embarrassed to attend swimming classes with 4 yr olds...

Any recommendations for private swim instructors or swim programs for adults with no prior swim experience?

Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Good question. If our babysitter moves to Austin with us, she doesn't know how to swim. We'd want to pay for her to learn also. She is a 50 yo woman who would have the same issues.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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I had to take adult swim courses in order to compete in my first triathlon, because I had never really learned to swim as a child. I got fantastic personal instruction at Body Business here in town (BodyBusiness Health Club & Spa, Health Club Austin TX, Gym Austin TX, for over 22 years!) ... but their hours were not that great, and the pool was very small. I also took master's swim lessons at the YMCA on town lake (YMCA | Locations | Town Lake Branch) -- better pool, but less personal instruction. Still, I would recommend both. They really helped me, it was all adults and no problem that I had no experience. Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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If you live near Circle C, my friend Sarah H. teaches adults to swim at their pool (or at least she used to!). She actually taught herself to swim a few years ago using DVDs from the library called Total Immersion and another one called Happy Laps and is an amazing swimmer and triathlete not to mention one terrific person. My other friend and former tri coach Shellie coaches triathlon at the Town Lake Y but I bet she'd teach you to swim too. Great person also. Lastly, a friend used T3 to learn to swim and they offer many times for swim clinics. Highly recommended by many. Good luck and good for you for looking into this.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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Toms dive and swim on burnet..

Also, contact Nitroswim in cedar park..
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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If you live central, Nora Martin's swim school is the way to go. She does private lessons for adults and she is really amazing. Send me a DM for more info, or try google.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Toms dive and swim on burnet..
I was going to recommed checking to see if TDAS had adult lessons or not. They have an indoor heated pool and, historically, have had excellent instructors for both scuba diving and childrens swim lessons. Not sure if they do adult, but I have always liked how they ran their business.

Okay, just went to their site to check on adult lessons (Austin Swim at Tom's Dive and Swim (http://www.austinswim.com/adultprivate.html - broken link)). They are not cheap ($50/half hour or $65/half hour for two adults), but you can have private lessons, if you want, and set up your own schedule.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for a lot of useful information!

I will go through the suggestions to see which ones fit within my budget and distance.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Try your local YMCA, they do all ages/levels of swim lessons

YMCA | Locations (http://www.austinymca.org/locations - broken link)
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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If you are in the Round Rock area, the Brushy Creek Community Center offers adult classes as well as children.
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