Pittsburgh’s surroundings are notably packed with lakes, which offer a leisure swim, fishing, and many other recreational activities. However, the water can be dangerous even if you’re a moderate swimmer. No one is drown-proof, which is why our pool isn’t just for kids. Our adult swimming lessons in Pittsburgh follow the same skill progression taught to younger students, but with language and methodologies tailor-made for adult students! Ultimately, our goal is to personalize the experience for each individual in order to make learning to swim enjoyable, NOT scary.
Don’t just take our word for it! When prompted to provide feedback on his experience with British Swim School, James P., an adult swimmer in Wexford, PA, said:
“I love the environment and all the people that work at British Swim School. My swim teacher was absolutely phenomenal and made me feel totally comfortable while giving me tips on my swim stroke and habits – both good and bad. I absolutely love it!”
With the knowledge that many adults either can’t swim or aren’t confident in their swimming abilities, we created our unique Adult curriculum to address this growing need. This program takes our traditional British Swim School methods and applies them in a way that’s specifically designed to work with adult swimmers to help them feel comfortable and safe in the water.
Overall, the most important element of this program is that everyone is working together and towards the same goal: water safety. Many individuals inaccurately associate drowning risks with children, but approximately 70% of drowning victims today are adults. Regardless of your age, knowing and practicing critical water safety skills could save your life! Learning to swim as an adult can directly and indirectly save more lives by not only enabling more individuals to save themselves, but also equipping adults with the skills to save someone else in need!
We recognize that every adult who comes into our program has a unique set of needs and goals and there is no “one size fits all” approach to teaching adult lessons. During the first lesson – or beforehand, if possible – we’ll review each swimmer’s goals, timeline and foundational skill set to provide personalized attention focused on the areas that each student needs the most.
For ease of learning and teaching, we have modeled our British Swim School Adult program after our children’s program by structuring it into three levels: water acclimation, water survival, and stroke development. We have found that sticking to this progression format leads to the best and most rewarding outcomes for adults in our program.
Depending on swimmer’s skill level and areas of need, the goals of our Adult program include:
It’s never too late to learn how to swim! British Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim program in Pittsburg, making it an ideal destination for adult swimmers. Please contact us for more information or find a nearby pool and enroll online to get started today!
We welcome adult swimmers of every experience level in the following areas: