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Oshun Swim School



PNW Swim Foundations

Coming Home to Water Part One: Breath & Body (12 hours, July, WOC & NBPOC)

$480

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Sliding Scale $15-$50/hour

Tuesdays & Wednesdays July 5th-27th (12 hours total). 

Who is this class for: Complete Beginner to intermediate womxn & non-binary people of color. 

This is a journey towards empowered, liberated, and skilled swimming for womxn and nonbinary people of color.  We will build skills around breathing, understanding your body in relationship with water, floating, body alignment, and the beginnings of stroke development.  Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, we center healing and deepening your relationship with water. No previous swim skills necessary. This class is geared towards adults of color with fear of water, but also welcomes those who already love being in water, and want to develop their skills in a safer space.

Maximum number of Students: 5

Pool Description: Indoor Full size pool 4ft all the way across, 92 degrees, located in Renton. 

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 5 students, to increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated, temperatures are taken at the door, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck.

*Accessibility: ADA accessible parking and locker rooms, five steps with a hand rail to enter pool. 

*Please note this class is a space for those who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments (womxn of color and non-binary POC). Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

At Peace in the Deep (9 hours,July/August WOC & NBPOC)

$585

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 8 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sliding Scale $25-$75/hour (higher price point takes into account 3 person limit)

This 9-hour course is $225 to $585 total

Mondays 8-9:30pm, July 11th - August 15th 2022

Who this class is for: Womxn & non-binary folks of color who have completed Coming Home to Water Part One: Breath & Body  (8+ hours of OSS classes), and who feel comfortable and at peace with rythmic breathing (with submerged exhale), floating, and gliding. 

Maximum number of Students: 3

Swim Foundations II: At Peace in the Deep is an invitation to transform the depths into a place of peace, comfort, joy, and safety.  By slowly and intentionally leaning into trust building with ourselves, eachother, and the water, we unravel the fears and blocks that arise in deeper water, and are free to have new experiences.  During this 9 hour course, we strengthen skills gained in Swim Foundations I such as breathing, body alignment, and floating, as well as playing with new skills such as jumping into deep water, and deep water safety. 

Pool Space: The pool is located at a private residence which is also home to Orca Swim School. This outdoor salt water pool is a balmy 93 degrees and is surrounded by a canopy of trees. 

Accessibility: Street parking, pool is located at the bottom of a long flight of concrete stairs, there is a changing area, and composting toilet, but no showers. There are steps to enter the pool. 

COVID Protocol: To increase accessability and decrease risk, all instructors and students are required to be immunized and distance as much as possible.

*Please note this class is a space for those who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments (womxn of color and non-binary POC). Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

Coming Home to Water Part Two: Mindful Movement (12 hours, August, WOC & NBPOC)

$480

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next session starts Aug 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Sliding Scale $15-$50/hour

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm, August 2nd-24th (12 hours total). 

Who this class is for: Intermediate womxn & non-binary POC swimmers who have taken Coming Home to Water Part One: Breath & Body  (or 8+ OSS swim lessons), *and* for whom breathing, gliding, and floating is fully comfortable. 

Already took part one and ready to learn more advanced technique? This is the course for you! We will continue to weave with water by skill-building in the arenas of movement, more advanced breath technique, and underwater exploration.  Centering joy and play, we will gain the experience necessary to enjoy the water with your friends and family, as well as the foundations of stroke development. Through mindfulness, meditation, and self inquiry activities, we center healing and deepening your relationship with water. This class is geared towards adults of color with fear of water, but also welcomes those who already love being in water, and want to develop their skills in a safer space.

Maximum number of Students: 5

Pool Description: Indoor Full size pool 4ft all the way across, 92 degrees, located in Renton. 

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 5 students, to increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated, temperatures are taken at the door, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck.

*Accessibility: ADA accessible parking and locker rooms, five steps with a hand rail to enter pool. 

*Please note this class is a space for those who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments (womxn of color and non-binary POC). Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved! 

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