Swimming: Beginning II


In this class you will learn how to relax in the water, breath effectively, float and tread, swim 3 different strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke), jump in the water from the deck, use swimming equipment (kickboards, pull buoys, fins) and swim across a 25 yard pool. If you have fear or anxiety in the water, consider taking the Beginning I class.


Non-swimmer, unable to swim across a 25 yard pool.

Test Out

Are you unsure of which swim class to take for your current skill level? Schedule a swimming test out at the Avery Recreation Pool to be evaluated. To schedule a time email Michelle Gable (michelle.gable@stanford.edu)


Learn to be safe and relaxed in shallow and deep water. Develop ease and efficiency with breathing & swimming strokes. Be safe and comfortable swimming 25 yards continuously.


You may schedule a private or semi-private lesson to learn the skills in this class. Please email Michelle Gable at michelle.gable@stanford.edu or (650) 498-0755 to inquire.


Avery Recreation Pool at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC)


$110 Students
$125 Faculty/Staff
$140 Stanford Community*
$30 BeWell**

*Stanford students, Faculty/Staff and Stanford Community are eligible to participate in Recreation Classes. Stanford Community members are Dependents 18 and older, Spouses, Hospital Employees who have purchased an Athletic Access Card, Retirees, or Partners of a Student, Faculty or Staff.

**BeWell note: To be eligible for the BeWell $30 rate, benefits-eligible employees must complete the Stanford Health and Lifestyle Assessment (SHALA) in 2014. If you have specific questions about the BeWell program or want to participate please go to bewell.stanford.edu. As a BeWell eligible employee, please note you are eligible for 2 classes per quarter at the BeWell $30 rate.

This class requires a minimum of 6 participants.


Please note this class will not be offered during this quarter


Please contact Michelle Gable at michelle.gable@stanford.edu or (650) 498-0755.