Pool Comfort 4-Week Course

Feeling anxious or fearful in the water? Not ready for regular swim lessons yet?
Enjoy patient, gentle, skilled guidance to help you gain comfort and confidence in the water.
This course is four weeks long, with one 60-minute lesson each week.
Enjoy a small, encouraging practice group, with up to 3 people, like you.

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Price

The full lesson series:

  • $200 per person ($50 per lesson hour)

Each lesson is approximately 60 minutes in the pool. The whole series is composed of 4x 60 minute sessions. Each series will be started when there are 2 or more registered participants. 

Courthouse and Mittleman JCC Members receive a 10% discount.

Invite a friend or two and form a training group!

Personal Practice Required

Just as if you were practicing a musical instrument or a foreign language, it is important to your progress that you practice on your own between lessons, at least once, if not two or three times.

You may need to hold off on scheduling lessons until you have room in your schedule to include those personal practice times between. They don’t need to be long practice sessions, but frequent practice will help you make steady progress from lesson to lesson.

Dates and Times in Salem

Hosted by Courthouse Fitness in Salem, Oregon

Your lesson will be led by Coach Jamee.

The course is held at Courthouse Club Fitness Lancaster club on Thursday (or Tuesday) afternoons, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

August Series

  • August 1, 8, 15 and 22

September Series

  • September 5, 12, 19 and 26

October Series

  • October 3, 10, 17 and 24

November Series

  • November 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Tuesdays)

December Series

  • December 5, 12, 19 and 26

 

Course starts promptly. You are encouraged to arrive to the pool 15 minutes early so you can get in the water and warm up with gentle, pleasant movements before the start of each lesson.

It will be helpful to your learning process if you will be able to schedule your own practice time outside these lesson times.

If these dates and times are not suitable for you, you may consider registering for Private Lessons with one of our instructors.

Dates and Times in Portland

Hosted by Mittleman Jewish Community Center in SW Portland, Oregon

The course is held on Sunday mornings, 9 am to 10 am.

Your lesson will be led by Coach Jamee.

September Series

  • September 8, 15, 22 and 29

October Series

  • October 6, 13, 20 and 27

November Series

  • November 3, 10, 17 and 24

December Series

  • December 1, 8, 15 and 22

 

Course starts promptly. You are encouraged to arrive to the pool 15 minutes early so you can get in the water and warm up with gentle, pleasant movements before the start of each lesson.

It will be helpful to your learning process if you will be able to schedule your own practice time outside these lesson times.

If these dates and times are not suitable for you, you may consider registering for Private Lessons with one of our instructors.

Suitability

This course is intended for those who experience strong fear or anxiety in water, who have a hard time submerging the face underwater, and for those who would like to feel more comfortable in the water before taking full swim lessons.

This course is recommended for those who would like to take the aqua fitness course, but are not comfortable yet in taking feet off the floor of the pool or submerging your face underwater. This course will prepare you to safely handle those likely situations in the pool.

Important Sequence

These lessons are taught in a critical sequence. Missing one of first three would make it difficult to step into the following lesson. If you miss a lesson and need to make it up there is an $80 makeup lesson fee. You may schedule that makeup lesson with your coach at a mutually convenient time before the next lesson in the sequence.

 

Included

4 weeks, with one 60-minute lesson per week.

Lessons are 60 minutes in pool, starting promptly.

The instructor is in the water with you, ready to guide with words, hands, demonstrations, and personal feedback.

Access to changing room and pool (for guests at the facility).

More Information

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

You may want to view Your Training Progression to get an idea of how to get the most out of your training with Mediterra.

You may view the Levels Of Proficiency to see which skills you may want to work on first.

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Testimonies

This was a fantastic experience! Thank you so much for your through approach to teaching swimming, going at my pace and positive encouragement. Your dedication and understanding made a big difference in my ability to trust you and the process. I look forward to future success in the pool and hope to take classes from you in the future.

Jen - Salem, Oregon

During the first class, I practiced putting my head under water and blowing bubbles over and over and over again. Finally, I practiced suspending one leg, then two legs. Coach Jamee, who is so calm and friendly, held onto me gradually letting go until I floated by myself for a few minutes. This was Major Progress.

Giselle - Portland, Oregon