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Swimming - Aquatics for Adults
Adult TOW - Ages 13+
This class is designed for the adult beginner who may be timid about swimming or who has never swam in deep water. Class is self-paced and will work on basics such as floating, treading water, kicking, and basic paddle stroke. Instructors will help you work toward your own personal goal and will guide you in the areas in which you want to improve.
Adult Beginner 2
This class is designed for participants who can swim at least 25 feet (about 1/3 of the length of the lap pool) on their own but would like to work on stroke technique. Focus is on the basics of freestyle and breaststroke. Swimmers will continue to work on endurance, confidence, and treading water. Ideal for those that are not afraid of the water but have never had any formal training.
Intermediate is for participants who can already swim 50 yards (1 lap) on their own. Focus on the development of strength and endurance as well as improving freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.
Adult Stroke Clinic
Stroke Clinic is for participants who can swim 100 yards on their own but would like to work on stroke analysis and specific training techniques.
A nationally recognized program for mild water exercise and stretching, specifically for people with arthritis and limited ranges of motion.
Medium to high intensity depending on class participants. Cardiovascular along with toning, flexibility, and abdominal work.
Masters - Ages 18+
Masters offers structured, supervised swim workouts and stroke technique analysis. For adults ages 18 and up who are advanced swimmers. Great for fitness, fun, and an excellent triathlon training program. Average workouts are 3,000-4,200 yards. Sessions run monthly.
Please visit the Locations page, click on the branch closest to you, and download the Program Guide for dates and times of aquatics classes.
Lifeguard Certification and Training
Lifeguard Certification and Training is also available at your local YMCA of Austin branches.