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.
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., Lido Beach, Sarasota, FL 34236
Sandcastle Link for Reservations
Sandcastle Beach Resort
Lido Beach Resort: newer, more upscale
700 Ben Franklin Dr., Lido Beach, Sarasota, FL 34236
Lido Beach Link for Reservations
Lido Beach Resort
Restaurants and pools 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 Lido Beach Resort.
Practical Car Rental: special rates for Miracle Swimming students. Call 941-365-7333 to reserve. April through October rates: approximately $145/week, plus taxes ($165). This agency is off-airport; therefore, you don't pay airport taxes. mention Miracle Swimming. They will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. Map and directions to your hotel come with the rental. Reserving a month early is helpful. http://www.practicalcar.com/
Many people tell us they wish they'd had the advantage of reading our book, Conquer Your Fear of Water before class. Save time: read the book first.
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|