This class is a group lesson for people who have had little or no experience with swimming. Instruction is designed to help participants become comfortable in the water and starts in shallow water. Learning how to do the front and back crawl strokes is the focus of this class. Participants do not need to have had any previous swimming instruction and may have some apprehension about being in the water. This class is not designed for individuals who have a strong fear of water. A SCW Rec Card is required to get into the pool.
Instructor Bill Benson has been teaching nearly all of Sun City West’s swimming classes. As a young boy Bill learned to swim and was a member of swim teams in high school and college. He holds an MS degree from North Dakota State University, and after graduation he moved to Wisconsin. There he was a school counselor in the Madison area for 36 years and taught swimming and coached track. He enjoys swimming and is eager to pass his love of water sports on to his students. Benson’s years of teaching experience and counseling skills has prepared him to work with and support swimmers of all age groups and abilities.