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Adult Learn-to-Swim Program

What is ALTS?

Adult Learn-to-Swim (ALTS) are swim lessons for adult (18+) non-swimmers. Certified instructors will work with one or two adults for an hour-long session. Instructors will work with individuals who are fearful of the water. Participants will start lessons in the shallow end of the pool and proceed at their own pace.

When are lessons offered?

Lesson times are coordinated with individual instructors.

What does it cost?

Lessons are $45 for 1 person for 1 hour. If two people wish to be taught together, each person is $30 for 1 hour. Each participant will receive a free pair of goggles and a swim cap.

Where are the lessons held?

Most lessons will be held at the Sylvania Schools Natatorium, located on the Sylvania Northview High School campus.However, if there is another pool available to either the instructor or the student, another location may also be used.

After taking lessons, it may be possible for an ALTS participant to join the swim practices of Sylvania Masters Swim Club. This will be determined by the instructor. An ALTS participant could join as a bridge swimmer, or as a full member. See ALTS Bridge Membership in a separate section for more details.

Contact for more information. There is no registration for these lessons through this website.

What do I need to bring?

Print, complete, and sign the USMS 30-day Trial Membership Application. You will need to bring this to your first session.

ALTS Instructors

Karen - Karen thoroughly enjoys helping adults overcome their fear of water by teaching them skills to be safe and in control. She has observed how the progression of skills taught during these lessons can help virtually anyone learn basic swimming skills, even to the point of enjoyment!

Jim - Jim has been a lifelong professional coach and teacher. A professional tennis coach for many years, Jim returned to his love of swimming to pick up where he left off in college. He is an avid swimmer and swim coach. He currently assistant coaches at Sylvania Northview High School and helps to run clinics throughout the region on behalf of United States Masters Swimming.

Val - Val grew up enjoying the water on a swim team, at her cottage, and working at a camp. Now she is anxious to help others share her passion for the water and become comfortable and safe at a pool or lake setting.

Andy - Andy has been coaching the Sylvania Masters Swim Club since he first started coaching, 23 years ago! He got involved in the Adult-Learn-To-Swim program because he believes in serving the community in ways that improve the quality of life. It is his intention to see that those who come out to learn will walk away with skill sets and confidence to take them to the next level of wherever they want to go!

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