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Re: Swim lessons for 16 y.o. almost-beginner
You might try Aquatech Swim School in Alameda. They do
private lessons and are great with beginning swimmers.
http://www.aquatechswimschool.com/ My son took private
lessons with them for a year and they gave him the same
instructor every week so that he had consistency. They
offer group lessons as well, but those are primarily for
little kids. Your son would probably be more comfortable in
a private lesson. good luck!
Re: Swim lessons for 4 year old
Aquatech at Mariner's Square in Alameda is great. Our 4yo
went from afraid to be in the pool to swimming in less than
a year! My older daughter has become a much stronger
swimmer which was very reassuring during our trip to
Hawaii. The classes are 30 min with 1-4 kids to a teacher.
They have multiple levels and the kids get ribbons as they
advance from starfish to Orca. It is just on the otherside
of the Webster tube.
Re: Swimming program for 5 month old
Aquatech at the Mariner Square gym in Alameda, CA has an
*excellent* baby and parent swimming class.
Aquatech Swim School
2227 Mariner Square Loop
Alameda, CA 94501-1021
Re: Alameda swim lessons?
If you are referring to Aquatech in Alameda, that is an excellent
place for swimming lessons. Our daughter took lessons there for a
year, and the value for our money was excellent. The classes are
really small -- 4 at the most per instructor. This was far superior
to a swim class we took in another city where there were so many
kids per instructor that we felt our daughter didn't progress at
all (and, in fact, almost drowned at one point because the
instructor was not paying attention). The woman who runs Aquatech
is terrific -- great with children and very personable.
[editor note: Harbor Bay Club does not appear to be the same as Aquatech,
although they are both in Alameda]
Re: After-school swim lessons for 6-year-old
AquaTech Swim School in Alameda has a great program. They are
very organized and offer high quality instruction. They are
also indoor and year round. We have our 3 kids in the program
5, 7, 10 are their ages, and they love it!
The website is www.aquatechswimschool.com if you want to check
Re: Class for 2.5 year old that focuses on swim skills
Try Aquatech swim school in Alameda. http://aquatechswimschool.com/
They've taught my 2 1/2 year old to swim! They have goggles and wetsuits
for the toddlers to borrow for free. The classes are a bit pricey, but
totally worth it in my opinion.
Olympic Swimming, Here We Come!
Re: Solo swim class for 4.5-year old?
Well, it's not in Berkeley or Albany, but we drive down to
Aquatech Swim school in Alameda. I needed lessons for my son
that I didn't need to get in the water for, and they have them.
They are great and I highly recommend them.
Mama of a Solo Swimmer
Re: Swim lessons for 5-y-o with selective mutism
My children have been taking private lessons at AquaTech Swim School in Alameda
since the beginning of March and they both love it. Recently, a boy with
autism has started lessons at the same time we are there and I've been very
impressed with the way the teacher (Adrienne) interacts with him and his
progress. Family members have gotten in the pool with him, so I'm sure that
wouldn't be a problem. I would definitely contact them to discuss your
grandson's situation. It's quite possible they could arrange lessons with a
different teacher for your granddaughters at the same time.
Here's the contact information: http://www.aquatechswimschool.com/
Phone number is: (510) 337-0200
Happy Swim Mom
Re: Swim classes for 14-y-o who hasn't learned to swim
My son (age 10) was, until recently, also a non-swimmer. We
also wanted private lessons for him, as he was older than most
beginning swimmers and wouldn't have been comfortable in a
group. We found Aquatech Swim School in Alameda (just through
the Webster tube, only 20 minutes from our house in South
Berkeley) and have been thoroughly delighted. My son started
lessons in March and is now comfortable in the water and can
swim at a very basic level. The teachers are kind and willing
to let the kids progress at their own speed, but at the same
time are very encouraging. I wholeheartedly recommend their
Their website is www.aquatechswimschool.com and their phone
number is 337-0200.
Mom of New Swimmer
Re: Infant-parent swim class
AquaTech has infant and toddler class in Alameda. Their staff is great
and the classes really teach you tools on introducing your child to
water and help them learn the basics. So fun at this age! You can
check them out at www.aquatechswimschool.com.
I am taking my 3 year old to Aqua Tech in Alameda. They have classes
at the Mariner's Square Athletic Club. He started in the lowest level
class which is parent participation and now is on his own. The class
sizes are really small (for us no more than 4 pairs and now he is all
by himself) and teachers seem to know how to deal with kids well. The
pool isn't the warmest I've been in, but it's indoors and they have a
nice family changing area. Classes start at 6 months.
Aquatech in Alameda (in the indoor pool at Mariner Square athletic club) has
excellent classes for babies on up! The pool is pretty warm, plus if a
warmbelly wetsuit (buy it there) you babe will be better then in just a
I highly recommend Aquatech swim school.
happy mom of fish
Re: Swim class for mom and 6-month-old
There are great parent tot class at AquaTech Swim School in Alameda. Very
professional instruction, flexibility and fun! You can check them out at
I would like to sign up for some sort of swim/water class for my 3 1/2 year
old and my 19 month old. Does anyone have any experience with Aquatech Swim
School in Alameda?
My daughter (now 7 years old) took lessons at Aquatech for a few months
in the summer/fall of 2007. We are taking a break because of our
hectic schedule and because it's hard to get excited about swimming in
the winter but I highly recommend them. Adrienne, the director, is
wonderful. She is extremely organized, promptly returning phonecalls
and answering emails. She and the teachers really care about and pay
attention to your child's progress. My daughter liked some of the
teachers better than others, but I appreciated that they are all on the
same page and are following a program (and their method really seems to
work, e.g. for teaching kids to breath on the side). I do think the
pool is a little cold, you may want purchase a wetsuit from Aquatech or
get one on your own. Also, the class ''schedule'' can be a little
confusing, but if you are a little bit flexible so are they.
My children, age 3.5 and 6 attend lessons at Aquatech and are doing
very well learning to swim. I think they are very professional and
have a good method. Your 19 mo. old is probably too young to get much
out of it, other than comfort in the water, but your 3.5 yr old will
probably enjoy it. The class size is very small so they get a lot of 1
on 1 attention. I am very happy with the program.
I can't say enough good things about Aquatech Swim School! The
teachers and directors are warm and friendly people who love kids and
love getting them excited about swimming.
Classes are small, with usually 3 kids per class, with one teacher. My
younger son started in the Tadpole class (requires a parent in the
pool) at age 2.5 and loved it, the teacher made it fun with songs,
small toys and different activities that engaged the kids and got them
used to the water while having lots of fun. Now both my kids (ages 5
and 3) are in the Seahorse class together (kids only) and are actually
swimming and they don't seem to even know it, it has been such a fun
and engaging process.
Overall I couldn't be more pleased that we've found this program! I
thank them for making our kids first experience with swimming so
My 2 and 5 year old have been attending AquaTech since Sept after going
to Piedmont Swim Club every summer for lesssons. We are SO PLEASED
with aquatech, there is no comparison in terms of instructor
experience, skill and curriculum. My five year old son has quickly
learned to swim on his stomach and back and understands the need for
proper form and a consistant approach. While the Piedmont Classes were
fine, there is lots of game playing, instructor turn over, and little
consistancy in terms of approach. As a result, my children became very
comfortable in the water but could not swim. Aquatech will teach a
child how to fall into the pool and swim back to the side, how to climb
out of the pool on their own, how to roll over on their back and
float..... all key survival skills. The teachers are women with great
experience and skill, not high school students looking for summer jobs,
etc. This is a serious swim school that creates real swimmers.
happy aquatech mom
My 4 1/2 year has been in swimming lessons at Aquatech for about 4
months. We started there because it is an indoor pool and we wanted
her to swim year-round. I would encourage you to check it out in
person before you sign up. Parents are not allowed in the actual pool
area but there is an upstairs observation area where you can look
through a glass window and watch your child.
The Aquatech coordinator and the instructors seem really organized and
are friendly and encouraging to the children. I have heard that the
pool is not especially warm, so a lot of the kids wear wetsuits. I
think your older child can swim alone with the instructor, but you
would need to do a Parent/Tot class (i.e., you would also need to be in
the pool) with your younger child. Good luck!
an Aquatech mom
We took our (at the time) 18 month old to Aquatech about 6 months ago.
They have have a very structured program and very knowledgeable,
friendly instructors. This more structured approach seem excellent for
the ''older'' kid programs. But, if you are like us, we just wanted
some time to splash around with our baby with a couple of light
pointers every now and then. When our son gets a bit older (say around
7-8) we would definitely bring him back.
My son has been taking swimming classes with aquatech swim school from
the first time they opened up. They took over another program that was
in place (my son was also on that one) and I can not praise them
enough. They are very good with the kids, and the instructors are
excellent. I highly recommend it. If you have any questions, you can
contact me directly.
(happy momma of an Orca swimmer)
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