Adult Swim Lessons
Although most swim lessons given are with children, there is definitely a calling for swim lessons for the adult learner. Happy Swimmers has staff who have high levels of experience working with adults, whether it be your very first swim lessons- Yay! or a desire to smooth out your swimming strokes. Over the 20+ years of our adult swim lessons, our clients have ranged in age from their 20’s to in their 80’s!
Differences in Teaching Styles for Kids and Adults
What is the difference in teaching styles between an adult swimming student and a child swimming student? With adults, it’s usually 80% overcoming the fear of water, specifically water deeper than standing. The other 20% is learning the strokes and basic floating. With kids it’s usually the reverse (80% method, 20% overcoming fears). We understand this teaching difference, compassionately, and will be there for you, with no surprises. A bonus: Adults don’t usually need as many swim lessons to learn once the worry is transformed. How many lessons? Start out with 4-6, and take it from there. You’ll know what feels right.
How We Work
One comforting thing to know about the way we work, is that we set you up so that you will keep the same swim instructor for all the lessons you choose, and you may request a male or female if it’s more comfortable to you. This ensures continuity and consistency in your learning process.
As for length of sessions, we suggest taking either 40 min or 60 min per adult lesson, and this can be modified after the first lesson or two to whatever feels best to you. We keep our timing flexible to suit your needs.
We applaud you for stepping forward as an adult to learn to swim, improve your strokes, and feel confident and fear-free in the water!
Jenn Tyler, Owner
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
– Lao Tzu (unbeknownst to him, setting the feeling tone for the first Happy Swimmers.)
And a short video where the Millennial Generation is asked “What age is old, and what does it look like?” and how their views radically change meeting Seniors in an active lifestyle (YOU!!)…enjoy:
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Yumi and Jere were wonderful lifeguards when they guarded our end of year pool party on Wednesday June 11 from 11-2. They were in touch with me, were on time and prepared, and were very responsible and knowledgeable. I was so happy to be able to put two adults in charge of our fourth grade class party.
Based on my experience with Yumi Temple and her cohort Jere, I would highly recommend Happy Swimmers.
Thank you for a wonderful experience. So happy we used your business.
Hi Jenn.. wow today was really scary. I had to use my first aid skills on my mom! We work at the same preschool & she had an allergic reaction & went into shock! I did everything I remembered until the paramedics came.. I really can’t thank you enough for teaching me everything I needed to know!
Everything about my experience with Happy Swimmers has been amazing! From the scheduling to the fantastic teacher they sent for my 5 and 6 year old. The instructor, Emma, had to contend with 2 very different personalities along with 2 different levels of swimming experience. She was more than equipped to deal with that and gave each child unparalleled support, encouragement and instruction. I highly recommend this service to all parents that want to give their child a great experience in being water safe!
We have three kids ages 7, 4, and 2 & 1/2. This was our second year having Happy Swimmers, with instructor Trisha Commons, come teach our kids (the two oldest) to swim. I tried another company the year before I tried Happy Swimmers and although the kids learned swim safety, they were bored and did not learn how to enjoy the pool. Trisha got our son, who did not really like swimming, having fun and by the end of last year could swim the entire length of the pool on his own.
Trisha is great with the kids and is flexible in her teaching style to work with different personalities. She is able to get the kids confident in their abilities and teaches them how to swim, but also teaches them how to have fun! I will definitely be asking Happy Swimmers and Trisha to teach the kids again next year.
I have a toddler and a pool and wanted to make sure my son learned water safety. After taking some group classes last summer, I knew I wanted more one-on-one attention at our home. This summer I reviewed several in-home companies and was impressed with Happy Swimmers approach of water safety.
Trish worked with my stubborn 2-yr old 2-3 times a week. Within the first lesson he knew how to climb out of the pool and to ask permission before getting in. Although our goal was to get him water comfortable more than “swimming”, he indeed learned to swim within a few weeks. We extended our lessons and really appreciated Trish’s approach. We will sign up again next summer. Many of our friends with children happened to be present on several lessons and I expect they will also sign up next summer as well.
Hired a happy swimmers for private life guard for a party for over 200 people at my house. The lifeguard was great. She called to confirm before, came on time, and stayed later then we originally signed up because the party went over. She also showed up on time despite there being a black out that because of storms the day before. I highly recommend Happy Swimmers.