Introduction to being in the ocean. How to get in, float in salt water, navigate breakers, be comfortable with waves, locomote from here to there, be at ease. Come to understand how the ocean works at the beach. Learn about undertows, currents, critters, and safety. We may have time to learn how to use snorkeling gear. Four 3-hour classes; land and ocean portions at each class. Course fee includes course. Hotel and transportation to class is extra: recommendations below.
Day 1, 9-12 and 3-6
Day 2, 9-12
Day 3, 8-11 a.m.
Day 2: Optional afternoon sailing on Sarasota Bay, 4:30-6:30, $70. Please reserve with us 2 weeks before class. Depart Day 3 (fly from Tampa after 3:30 p.m.; from Sarasota after 1:30 p.m.)
Learn to apply the 5 Circles at the beach and strengthen your practice of staying in your body in the ocean.
The Gulf of Mexico is 87-90 degrees in summer.
Goggles and cap welcome. Rash guard recommended (a sun blocking shirt). We sell Miracle Swimming rash guards for $28. We recommend clear goggles so you can see well in the water (dark goggles are too dark). Bring both.
Limit: 8 students.
Prerequisite: Miracle Swimming Beginning class
Nearest airport: Sarasota/Bradenton International (SRQ). Tampa airport (TPA) is 70 minutes away. Sarasota Airport is 20 minutes from our hotels. Take cab or rent car.
We recommend staying at either of these hotels. They're .2 miles apart and both on Lido Beach.
Sandcastle Beach Hotel
1540 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236
$131 includes tax, standard room.
Restaurant on premises.
Make your own reservations (mention "Miracle Swimming").
Lido Beach Resort: newer, more upscale
700 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236
$TBA plus $20 resort fee plus 12% tax, Sunday-Thursday, with kitchenettes.
$TBA/145 plus plus on Friday/Saturday nights.
Restaurants on premises.
The Sandcastle and Lido Beach Resort are within walking distance of South Lido Beach Park.
1 mile to St. Armand's Circle, lively area of restaurants and shops. Free shuttle to St. Armands from the Sandcastle and from LBR.
Two pools at each hotel.
Nonrefundable deposit for class: $150. Balance due ~30 days before class begins.
|Event Date||08-06-2019 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-08-2019 11:00 am|
|Location||SARASOTA, FL - Sandcastle Beach Resort|