STAGE 3

Ocean 202 Course


Learn ocean sports


What to Expect

A Continuation of Ocean 101

Ocean 202 is the next course in our series to become confident in the ocean. Devote the first session to review in the gulf. Then learn to kayak, stand-up paddle, snorkel, and possibly boogie-board, depending on waves. This course consists of four 3-hour classes over three days.

Each class is small, limited to 8 people per class, and focuses on being comfortable, so you can learn to play at the ocean.

What You'll Learn:

  • Sea kayaking
  • SUP (stand up paddling)
  • Boogie boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • How to know when it's safe to get into the ocean

What's Included:

  • Four 3-hour classes over three days
  • 1 hour of dry-land disscussion
  • 2 hours of in-ocean training
  • A licensed instructor and any necessary spotters
  • Kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, snorkeling gear

What You'll Need:

  • Two bathing suits
  • Regular Goggles (might want dark goggles, too, for sun)
  • Swim cap if you wear one
  • Rash guard
    (should fit you like your skin)
  • Sun block, towel, flip flops & hat

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Ocean 202 Course FAQs


What are the prerequisites for this course?

You must take the Beginning Course and Ocean 101 before attending this course.

What if there is a storm?
At the first sign of thunder or lightning, we leave the water and the beach. We'll wait in hopes of it passing over. There's never been a time yet that we weren't able to deliver the full course. Let's hope our luck continues. 
What is the age range of class members?

20 to 90. Older students are welcome! And, we have had some high school students by special arrangement. Most students are 30-65.

What if I wear contacts/glasses?

You may wear them under goggles if you wish. Or, you can buy goggles that have your prescription ground into them. Choose a pair of goggles that fit your face and don’t leak, first. Then have them ground.

Should I eat before class?

We recommend eating lightly but enough that hunger won’t distract you in class. Remember we are on land for an hour before we get into the pool.

Why do your classes cost what they cost?

First, our classes are three to five times longer than traditional classes. They have to be, in order to deliver what you want and what we promise.

Secondly, our instructors are specially trained, committed adults.

Third, we incur pool expenses wherever we teach and we often have travel expenses.

Fourth, your course fee pays our employees’ salaries, instructors’ fees, and all our annual overhead. Whereas the YMCA covers some of their costs via United Way donations, other YMCA programs, and local fundraising efforts, and other traditional swim classes are subsidized by tax bases in municipal learn-to-swim programs, we do not and are not. It’s all on you.

Lastly, we researched this original, breakthrough teaching technology that isn’t available anywhere else. Yet it’s virtually the only way to learn to truly prevent panic and overcome your fear in water. We have 34 years’ experience giving our flagship course: teaching adults who are afraid in water to swim and to prevent panic. There is no one with this experience and no greater value than our classes in the Learn-to-Swim universe.

Find every answer you’ve sought. Read our book: be convinced. Also see our Student Comments.

“The best approach I’ve ever come across – life’s too short to not conquer this fear, especially when you live in FL!”
JL, LBK

Be at ease in the ocean!

Book the Ocean 202 Course today and enjoy all the sunny days to come!
SARASOTA, FL

$720

3 day vacation
Four, 3-hour classes
*Non-refundable deposit of $150 required to reserve your spot in the class.