Sequel to Ocean 101, this next class in the series of adult swimming lessons is a further introduction to being in the ocean. Devote the first session to review and becoming comfortable in water over your head in the gulf. Learn sea kayaking, SUP (stand up paddling), boogie boarding, and snorkeling—conditions-permitting. Fee includes rentals of fun-gear.
Four 3-hour classes; land and ocean at each class. Transportation to classes is not included. Your instructor will meet you at the hotel the first day and direct you to the location of your class. Some students rent their own car or take cabs to each class.
Arrive the day before the first class.
Day one, 9-12 and 3-6
Day two, 9-12, and optional afternoon sail on Sarasota Bay, 2:30-4:30, $65 w/tip
Day three, 8-11 a.m.
Depart Day three (fly after 3:00 p.m.)
Learn to apply the 5 Circles at the beach and strengthen your practice of staying in your body. Be in control at the beach and on the water. Learn how to know when it's safe to get into the ocean.
The Gulf of Mexico is 87-90 degrees in July-August. We will hold two sessions at Siesta Beach and two at Lido Beach.
Goggles and cap welcome. Rash guard recommended (a sun blocking shirt). We have Miracle Swimming rash guards for $28. We recommend clear goggles so you can see well in the water (dark goggles are too dark).
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.
Ocean 101 / 202 can serve as a lead-up to the full-week Beginning and Next Step snorkeling classes. However, you don't have to take the Ocean classes before the Snorkeling classes.
|Event Date||08-10-2019 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-12-2019 11:00 am|
|Location||SARASOTA, FL - Sandcastle Beach Resort|