New Paltz Adult



Classes and workshops are held at your convenience!

When was the last time you had that option?

We offer hourly lessons including 5 hour workshop packages.


During a typical first lesson you will establish a starting point. This is done through a discussion of your swim and fitness background and an understanding of your goals. You will be video recorded and assessed in relationship to your current swimming ability. You will learn about body position and instinct as well as timing and efficient movement.  You will begin learning one or two basic drills to establish a streamlined body position in the water.


Further lessons will begin to incorporate more dynamic movements to isolate rotation, timing, alignment and grip. You will continue to be video recorded so you can monitor your progress and see your application of the skills. 


Ultimately, you will add breathing techniques.


The amount of time, in regards to the overall process, varies with each individual. 


How do I get started?


By contacting us via phone or email, we can begin a dialog that will help us to customize the instruction to your needs.

Will five hours do it?



Some students progress more quickly and others may want to return for a tune up as they progress. Getting a clean, efficient breath after developing your new stroke mechanics can sometimes extra time. It is often predicated on the student's commitment to practice.

How long does it take to learn?


It depends on the student's ability level and comfort in the water.  If you are located in the driving area, a 1 and 1/2 hour lesson is suggested to start. After that, one hour per lesson is usually ideal for progressing at a rate that you can commit to muscle memory. Practicing between lessons is a must whenever possible.

If you live a greater distance away from our studio (students have traveled from as far as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Australia), it is recommended to take a five hour workshop. This can be done in a single day or split over two or more days.