Compare Miracle Swimming to Traditional Lessons

Comparison

Miracle Swimming Vs. Traditional Lessons

Feature

Miracle Swimming

Traditional Swim Schools

# Class Hours
24
6-12
# Hours in the Pool
16
6-10
Teach in Pool
Always for all 16 hours of instruction
Sometimes
# Teachers
1 teacher and usually 2-3 assistants
1
Class Size
5-10 (if several teachers or assistants)
3-20
Water Temp
90-92 degrees (warm) Cooler at some hotels. If so, we use wetsuit tops.
80-85 degrees (chilly for learning)
Course Content
Control. Healing Fear. Panic Prevention. Swimming with ease, comfort and confidence. Premise: If you overcome your fear, you will learn to swim.
Stroke mechanics. Premise: If you learn strokes, you will overcome your fear.
Results

Adults confident in deep water, lap-swimming for exercise, swimming, snorkeling (or scuba diving ) on vacations.

To achieve all these results, more than one class is needed.

Adults stroking, not swimming, not feeling safe in deep water.
Money Back Guarantee
Have had one for 32 years
Not available to our knowledge
Reading Materials
Handbook (60 pages) specifically about the mechanics of remaining in control, panic prevention and all that arises for students as they overcome fear in water. Conquer Your Fear of Water is a separate book.
Not available to our knowledge
Visualization
Part of class
Not available to our knowledge
Practice Time
In class
In class if there’s time
# Meetings
8
5-10
Cost/Hour
$58-61 in SF Bay Area, NYC
$48-58 at Vacation classes
$15-25, generally
Successful Experience with Fearful Adults
32 Years
99.5%
Other .5% students missed class
Much exposure to fearful beginners, however no training in teaching adults the steps of overcoming fear or preventing panic
Progression of Learning Available
Comfort in shallow and deep water, lap swimming, comfort in ocean, snorkeling in the ocean, scuba certification.
Stroke mechanics in pools.
Discussion
8 hours
One hour on land to discuss how your swimming is going and your “homefun:” Student handbook specially written for overcoming fear in water.
Not available to our knowledge