• Adults Swim!

    Adults Swim!

    classes available at The Swim School of Austin
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Adult Beginner Classes


Adult Beginners is a class for adults who currently do not know how to swim and may have a healthy fear of water. Adult swimmers learn how to snorkel as well as swim. In this class you will learn how to; back float, tread water, and complete a 65 foot swim.

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Adult Intermediate/Advanced Classes


Adult Itermediate/Advanced is a class for those who can already perform the goals of the adult beginners class and want to focus more on technique and advanced strokes. In this class you will learn new strokes such as the freestyle, elementary and competitive backstroke, breaststroke, and the butterfly stroke if you desire. You can also learn flip turns and racing dives. This class is great for students wishing to compete in triathlons or learn more advanced strokes.

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Snorkeling for Adults


Snorkel like a pro on your next vacation!  You can learn how to snorkel safely and comfortably with a little help from one of our snorkeling instructors in our in-door, heated pool.  We have classes for adults only.  We also offer private snorkeling lessons!  Check with the office to arrange your snorkeling lessons today!

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You are eligible for a 10% discount if you already have a child enrolled in swim lessons at Swim School of Austin

It's as easy as 1..2..3

1. Schedule an orientation
2. Watch an Adult swim class
3. Start your class!

Orientation Session

All prospective students are highly encouraged to first come to an orientation before making the decision to enroll in our program. Simply contact the Swim School and let the staff know that you are interested in an Adult Orientation.  One of our staff will take you to the class, explain to you what you are seeing and how our methods work. If you feel the program is right for you one of our staff members will help you finish the required paperwork and have you swimming in the next class!

Adult Teaching Method

Adult Swim Classes at Swim School of AustinIn 1969, Paul Oberle began developing his method of teaching swimming to adults. Paul found that many of his students who wanted to learn to scuba could not swim. The early days of scuba did not include equipment such as inflatable vests, therefore swimming skill requirements were much more rigid.  Paul discovered that by initially putting a non-swimmer in an LSV, mask, snorkel, and fins to develop their confidence, and then reversing the process and removing the equipment one piece at a time, a person learned to swim with confidence.

You will begin by wearing an LSV inflatable vest (you cannot possibly sink) while learning the freestyle and many more in-water techniques. You will be amazed as your confidence builds.  Even if you have taken swimming lessons before, even if you cannot wash your hair under the shower, even if you look at a body of water as a suffocating liquid that frightens you, you can learn to swim.


Swim School of Austin Location

1001 W. Anderson Lane

Austin, TX 78757

(512) 623-9410


On the South side of Hwy 183 and West of Lamar.

Across the street from the Hobby Lobby.