Adult Swim Classes
No matter what your age, there are swim skills to learn and enjoy. Swimming is a wonderful fitness activity, enhancing cardiovascular fitness while increasing muscle strength and endurance. People tend to learn best in an environment that is positive and fun. FCPA aquatic instructors strive to offer students learning experiences that are both pleasurable and effective.
For our Learn to Swim classes, use our online selection guidelines to determine the proper class level and current class availability.
The Park Authority also offers adult aquatics classes in Competitive Swimming and Diving, Water Exercise, and Lifeguard Training.
Listed below are some ways you can increase your chances of pleasure and success at swim class.
- Sign up for the appropriate class based on skill level. You will find guidelines to assist you in determining the correct class both online and in the Parktakes magazine.
- Attend all classes and arrive on time.
- Review the skills being taught at each level. You can monitor your progress. The class will be taught in accordance with the skill level of the group.
- If you have concerns about your progress, talk with your instructor or the aquatic supervisor at your site.
- It is so important to realize that all people learn differently, especially some of the more challenging motor skills in a foreign environment (the water) where breathing must be managed when the face is in the water. Don’t be discouraged if you are not progressing as rapidly as others. For adults, learning to swim draws on many things such as motor skills, fear or lack thereof of water and past experiences. Just be patient, have fun and congratulate yourself for taking swim lessons.
- Repeating the same level is perfectly acceptable. Some classes must be taken more than once by students because there are so many skills to accomplish.
- Visit the pool between classes. You need time to become comfortable in the water and to practice the skills being taught. There are no classes or rentals on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, that time is designated as “Family Time” so, come in and enjoy the water!
Here are some fun at home activities to practice:
- Practice your arm strokes in front of a mirror
- Practice kicking on a bed or a chair
- Close your eyes and envision yourself swimming laps at the pool, swimming in open water, or even swimming the English Channel!