Private Lessons And Training

Enjoy a sensitive, personalized learning process, at your pace, for your goals.
One-on-one and small private groups, scheduled at your convenience.
Gently remove fear – learn to swim – improve your stroke – learn different stroke styles.
Reduce risk of injury and receive patient and skilled guidance around your limitations.

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Prices with Coach Mat
You may start with a single lesson (and price) and switch to a lesson series (and discount price) afterward.

Typically, it takes 5 to 6 lesson-hours to cover the full set of fundamental stroke skills for each stroke style. A stripped down version of the fundamental skills may be covered in 4 lesson-hours. Our lesson series packages encourage that minimum number of hours.

Single Lesson with Coach Mat

  • 60 minutes Lesson: $90
  • 90 minutes Lesson: $120
  • Add up to three friends, $40 each, per lesson

(4 or More) Lesson Series Package with Coach Mat

  • 60 minutes Lessons: $81 per lesson
  • 90 minutes Lessons: $108 per lesson
  • Add up to three friends, $40 each, per lesson

*The group should be composed of people of similar starting skill level. If in doubt, let’s discuss it.

Continuing students receive the Lesson Package pricing, if taking a lesson at least once a quarter.

If taking a single lesson with us for the first time, we highly recommend a 90 minute lesson. We’ll uncover a lot. You’ll be focused and time goes by quickly.

Family prices (for 3 or more parents and children) are available also. Please inquire for more details.

You may view Our Pricing Explained.

For best learning, it would be preferable to schedule your first series of lessons within a 2-month time-frame. Extensions may be considered for difficult circumstances.

Prices with Coach Jamee
You may start with a single lesson (and price) and switch to a lesson series (and discount price) afterward.

Typically, it takes 5 to 6 lesson-hours to cover the full set of fundamental stroke skills for each stroke style. A stripped down version of the fundamental skills may be covered in 4 lesson-hours. Our lesson series packages encourage that minimum number of hours.

Single Lesson with Coach Jamee

  • 60 minutes Lesson: $80
  • 90 minutes Lesson: $110
  • Add up to three friends, $40 each, per lesson

(4 or More) Lesson Series Package with Coach Jamee

  • 60 minutes Lessons: $72 per lesson
  • 90 minutes Lessons: $99 per lesson
  • Add up to three friends, $40 each, per lesson

*The group should be composed of people of similar starting skill level. If in doubt, let’s discuss it.

Continuing students receive the Lesson Package pricing, if taking a lesson at least once a quarter.

If taking a single lesson with us for the first time, we highly recommend a 90 minute lesson. We’ll uncover a lot. You’ll be focused and time goes by quickly.

Family prices (for 3 or more parents and children) are available also. Please inquire for more details.

You may view Our Pricing Explained.

For best learning, it would be preferable to schedule your first series of lessons within a 2-month time-frame. Extensions may be considered for difficult circumstances.

Available Days and Hours in Salem

Hosted by Courthouse Club Fitness in Salem, Oregon

Private lessons may be scheduled with Coach Mat on these days…

  • Some early mornings are available 5:00 am to 7:00 am
  • Tuesdays – 9 am to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – 9 am to 1pm
  • Thursdays – 9 am to 8:30 pm
  • Fridays – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturdays – 9 am to 8:30 pm
Available Days and Hours in Portland

Hosted by Mittleman Jewish Community Center in SW Portland, Oregon

Private lessons may be scheduled with Coach Mat on these days at MJCC…

  • Sundays – 8:30 am to 10:00, 12:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Mondays – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Private lessons may be scheduled with Coach Jamee on these days at MJCC…

  • Some early mornings are available 6:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Sundays – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Mondays – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Training Overview

Our principle-based learning method will guide your body into the safest, strongest, longest lasting movement patterns for swimming. These activities will strengthen attention in the mind, and improve control over the body. You will acquire an improved relationship with your body and with the water. We will start with drills then emphasize whole-stroke practice with focal points to help you imprint new skills.

For each skill we will move through three steps during the training:

  1. Introduction to the the skills, the relevant focal points, and the drills we may use.
  2. In-water demonstration, hands-on correction and feedback from the instructor.
  3. Guided practice for you to integrate the new skills

You may read more about how we organize the progression of skills and training on our Levels Of Proficiency page.

Personal Practice Required

It is important to your progress that you practice on your own between lessons, at least once, if not two or three times. Please 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 be very good for you.

Included

Included with a lesson package:

Homework for personal practice between lessons

3-month member account on our online training site, with access to our library of training resources

Notes for each training sessions recorded on a special page for you

Silicon swim cap

 

Types Of Training

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.

  • Gently over come fear and anxiety
  • Learn to swim for the first time
  • Rebuilt your stroke to make it much smoother, more efficient
  • Remove pain and injury
  • Learn other stroke styles (breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly)
  • Advanced training for higher performance
  • Learn to adapt and perform well with physical and neural limitations
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.

You may want to read more…

Testimonies

Thank you, Mat! As I was leaving last night I realized that you had hit the nail right on the head… our lesson focus last night is exactly the piece of the puzzle that I need to work on, and I didn’t know that going into our time. Your diagnostics are really acute and you were able to figure out what direction I needed to take. Thank you once again for your being so present when you teach!

Doug from Portland