Beginner Swim Series

Alamo 180 offers TWO swim series – Beginner Swim Series and Beyond Beginner Swim Series.

The Beginner Swim Series is designed for doggie paddlers, floaters, sinkers, and everything in between wanting to learn how to swim freestyle.

The Beyond Beginner Swim Series is designed for freestylers looking to go beyond the basics and improve their stroke mechanics.


Beginner Swim Series is a 4 week series designed to teach you how to swim freestyle. Our highly successful approach is to teach freestyle step by step. We break down freestyle into separate steps – rhythmic breathing, body positioning, kick, arm cycle – so you can work on each one separately and master it before moving onto the next. Our approach is to decrease the overwhelm so you can learn quickly and easily. Class meets 1x per week for 1 hour of in-water instruction covering the fundamentals of freestyle. Classes are capped at 10 participants to ensure quality instruction.

Beyond Beginner Swim Series is a 4 week series designed to improve your freestyle by going into more depth of the arm cycle, rotation, and body positioning. For the Beyond Beginner Series, we follow a simple step-by-step approach that includes more advanced drills that will deepen your understanding of freestyle and take efficiency to a whole new level. Class meets 1x per week for 1 hour of in-water instruction covering the fundamentals of freestyle. Classes are capped at 10 participants to ensure quality instruction.


2019 Dates: 

Beginner Swim Series 

Session 2 | Dates: Wednesdays – 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30.  Time: 5:30pm or 6:30pm class.  REGISTER Beginner Swim Series Session 2

Session 3 | Dates: Wednesdays – 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13.  Time: 5:30pm or 6:30pm class.  REGISTER Beginner Swim Series Session 3

Beyond Beginner Swim Series 

Session 3 | Dates: Thursdays – 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14.  Time: 5:30pm or 6:30pm class.  REGISTER Beyond Beginner Swim Series Session 3

Location: San Antonio College pool.

Stay tuned for future dates & sessions! 


Investment: $99. Each series, Beginner and Beyond Beginner Swim, includes 4 x 1 hour swim classes + access to a private Facebook group page for additional coaching, videos, and support.

  • Registration and payment reserves your spot. Each class time is capped at 10 participants.
  • During registration, select your preferred month & class time. The class time you pick is the class time you attend for the 4 weeks series.
  • No refunds (for circumstances due to injury or military assignment, please contact Coach Bree to discuss options).
  • No make-up classes offered. Please make sure to attend all classes. Note: If a class is canceled due to reasons out of our control (inclement weather, pool closure, etc), we will offer a make-up class on the 5th week of the series. 



Beginner Swim Series Testimonials:

“I literally could not swim before starting the series. I feel kind of comfortable in the water now” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“I’ve taken swim lessons many times with many different instructors. Thanks to Bree’s step by step instruction and awesome cues, it all came together for me and I can finally swim freestyle!”~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“If I had been through this kind of beginner freestyle class as a kid I would have been swimming so much more. I joined a gym recently just so I can add swimming to my cardio and workout routines. I didn’t realize I could actually learn how to swim. Looking forward to next steps in Beyond Beginner!” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“A very comprehensive class on every step of the freestyle with excellent instruction and feedback during the practice drills.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“Coach Bree is great. She breaks it down to an easy and understanding way.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant

“Thank you for the swim series. I was able to start paying close attention to things I was not aware I was doing and make better connections, like rotation and pulling. You very very patient and gave lots of pointers. I will be back for the next session.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“I’ve taken swim lessons before but left feeling like I was just flailing my arms and legs. Now, I feel like I actually know how to freestyle and the things I noticed was going wrong during my triathlon, but did not have a clue WHY, I am able to now see why. Not only because each step was broken down and explained, but because of the feedback after we would practice a drill. For example, zig zagging in the water. Great class and well worth the money! I look forward to Beyond Beginner.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“I would like to do a Tri one day but my swimming is what has prevented me from trying. After taking the beginners session, I have learned so much from all the drills. As I continue to practice, I now feel confident that I will be able to one day complete a Tri.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“I was a beginner swimmer and was very frustrated that I could not get the whole picture. I tried and went to several different places, but with lots of patience and finding someone who could break things down step by step, it helped me. I have learned so many things that I never learned before. I appreciate the series and will be coming back to continue my growth.” ~Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“Coach Bree you are so awesome! You have been so positive and supportive. I can really feel myself improving and I’m so excited! Can’t say enough about Coach Bree and how she breaks down each movement and drill!” Beginner Swim Series Participant

Beyond Beginner Swim Series Testimonials: 

“Coach Bree’s understanding and delivery of the drills we use has helped me develop my swim stroke so much faster and almost intuitively than I ever expected, this is 100% a class I would sign up for again.”~Beyond Beginner Swim Series Participant  

“The Beyond Beginner was awesome even for someone that has done multiple classes and triathlons. A few great pointers and refreshers on drills and tips.” ~Beyond Beginner Swim Series Participant

“Bree it was awesome 👏🏼 I feel more confident in my freestyle and knowing the proper technique. Once you do the drill and put it together makes more sense. I appreciate it Bree. Thank you for everything you do! ~Beyond Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“Even though I have done a few triathlons and gone to multiple Alamo 180 swim workouts I still learned a lot. I was at first worried that the Beyond Beginner would be beyond me, it wasn’t. There were tips and tricks that I needed to hear new and then some things from previous workouts I needed refreshing. Thanks so much!” ~ Beyond Beginner Swim Series Participant 

“I would highly recommend the swim series by Coach Bree. I recently attended them and have a better foundation of my swim strokes. My pace has increased significantly and I’m finally enjoying my freestyle swims!” Beyond Beginner Swim Series Participant