Aquatic Specialties

Sunday & Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm

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Upcoming Classes, Dives, and Trips

Thu Oct 08 @ 8:00PM -
Buoyancy Control Class
Tue Oct 13 @ 6:00PM -
Open Water Class Starts
Thu Oct 15 @ 6:00PM -
Nitrox Class
Sat Oct 17 @10:00AM -
Sidemount Demo
Tue Oct 20 @ 6:00AM -
Drysuit Class

What People are Saying

I know Aquatic Specialties offers SCUBA instruction, but this review is all about the adult swim lessons. I had my first swimming lesson today and I am so pleased and pumped to go back!

I've wanted to take lessons to become a better swimmer, but most adult classes I found seem to cater to people who can't swim at all/are afraid of the water or waaaaay on the other side of the spectrum for the ones who are prepping for a triathlon. I am definitely somewhere in the murky middle. I signed up through one of those daily deal sites, without which I am not sure I would have ever known about this hidden gem.

Before I came for the class, I was asked about my skill level and what I was hoping to get out of the class. They recommended a class with a similar-level swimmer.

I was a wee bit late because I drove past the plaza a few times, and then there was some paperwork to fill out. I'd recommend arriving a wee bit early for your first class. Once you've suited up, you get right in and get going, though, and it is quite the workout.

The pool is not super large, but it gets deep quickly and is long enough to make you work to get across.

The instructor was awesome and gave really useful analogies that helped me visualize in my mind what I needed to do in action. She was super encouraging and good-humored but I could also tell she was aware of our comfort level. Each exercise she gave us built on the one before and I can already feel that I have improved.

The time flew by and I am so excited to go back next week! I even got a great tip from a sassy young swimmer who told me if you jump a little while you tilt your head you can get water out of your ear easier.

Plus, they have a cool dog named Bubbles and a little shop in the front where you can pick up gear. It is basically perfect.