Learn to swim with the Steiner Swimming School in the city of Vienna

Our course program – swimming courses for children and adults

We have been introducing people of all ages to the joy of swimming for 40 years and have acquired a lot of experience teaching swimming to both children and adults. In addition, we carry everything that the modern swimmer needs in our specialty shop for swimming equipment located directly across from the Wiener Stadthallenbad.

We currently offer our swimming courses in five swimming pools in Vienna. You can find a brief overview of our course program here:

Children’s swimming courses

Beginner swimming courses for children

Swimming is an important life skill! One cannot start swimming early enough, but group lessons are only practical for children starting at around 4 years of age. Our beginner swimming courses are aimed at children 4 or older who cannot keep afloat without the help of a swimming aid.

In our children’s swimming courses for beginners, our primary goals are:
• Getting used to the water
• Learning the correct swimming movements on the belly and back
• Jumps from the edge of the pool
• Diving and balance exercises

It is particularly important to offer children opportunities to explore as many types of movement as possible, especially at this age, so that they can build on them later in life. In our swimming courses for beginners we help children get acquainted with the element of water in a child-friendly manner with the specific goal in mind of teaching them the first swimming movements of breaststroke and backstroke.

The aim of the swimming course is to help children overcome any fear of water they may have and to teach them the skills they will need to move in deep water. We motivate children in the course to dive, jump and experience the water with all their senses. We take the little ones by the hand so that they have the basics they need to become confident swimmers in the water. As an additional motivation, an Austrian swimming badge can also be acquired in this children’s swimming course.

The beginner swimming courses for children take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool. In addition, we offer additional intensive swimming courses during the holidays.

NEW For the 40th anniversary of the Steiner Swimming School we are offering all children a stylish wetsuit free of charge for the duration of the swimming course.

Motivating beginner swimming courses for children in Vienna
Beginner swimming courses for children in Vienna

Children’s swimming courses

Slightly advanced swimming courses for children

In our swimming courses, children who can already swim at least a few meters freely but cannot yet swim longer than five minutes without taking a break are considered “slightly advanced”.
This swimming course builds upon the basics learned in the beginners’ swimming course in order to reinforce what the children have already learned and to help them develop more confidence in the water.
The goal is for the children to be able to swim freely and safely over longer distances. In the slightly advanced swimming courses we not only improve the breaststroke and backstroke swimming techniques of the participating children, but also introduce the children to the basics of the other swimming styles in order to lay the foundations for their further swimming development. The exam for the “Freischwimmer” swimming badge can also be taken in this children’s swimming course.

The slightly advanced swimming courses for children take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool. In addition, we offer additional intensive swimming courses during the holidays.

NEW For the 40th anniversary of the Steiner Swimming School we are offering all children a stylish wetsuit free of charge for the duration of the swimming course.

Swimming courses in Vienna for slightly advanced
Swimming courses for slightly advanced swimmers in Vienna

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Swimming courses for children & adolescents

Swimming courses for advanced children and adolescents

As soon as longer distances in the deep water are no longer an obstacle and children can swim safely in deep water (at least approx. 5 minutes continuous swimming), we consider them to be advanced swimmers.

At this stage, focus is placed on the joy of swimming as well as on establishing a solid technical basis. In the advanced swimming courses, all swimming styles and the many elements of swimming as a sport (start jump, turn, distance diving …) are taught and trained. As swimming skills improve, so do the swimmers’ strength and endurance. The swimming badge “Fahrtenschwimmer” is also part of this swimming course for children and adolescents.

We offer our own swimming courses for advanced adolescents starting at the age of around 12 years.

The advanced swimming courses for children and adolescents take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool. In addition, we offer additional intensive swimming courses during the holidays.

NEW For the 40th anniversary of the Steiner Swimming School we are offering all children a stylish wetsuit free of charge for the duration of the swimming course.

Advanced swimming courses at the best swimming school in Vienna
Swimming courses for advanced swimmers in Vienna

Swimming courses for adults and teenagers

Swimming courses for adult beginners and anxious swimmers

It is not self-evident that everyone is able to swim as an adult. People are often convinced that they are the only one who does not yet know how to swim – but studies show that 25% of adults cannot swim or are not confident in the water.

According to the motto “It is never too late!”, adults can also learn to swim with a little perseverance.

Our team is prepared to introduce those who are water shy to the element of water. With an abundance of patience and empathy we bring learners closer to the beauty of the world of water. After 40 years of experience, we know what we are doing. Countless ex-beginners confirm how nice it is to not have to make excuses for not going into the water on vacation and to just be able to confidently go to the pool and train for fitness reasons.

Anxious swimmers will also be able to shake off their deep fear of the water and learn to swim safely and confidently in our courses. The hardest part is making the decision to learn to swim and contacting us. Afterwards, we will accompany you and support you the rest of the way.

The beginner swimming courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool.

Whether in a course or in individual lessons: everyone can learn to swim!

Swimming courses for adults in Vienna
Swimming courses for adults in Vienna

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Swimming courses for adults

Basic front crawl courses for beginners

Most of our customers are interested in signing up for courses where they can learn how to swim front crawl. In our basic front crawl courses we offer you the opportunity to learn this unique and healthy way of swimming. But our course is so much more!

We are not simply teaching front crawl technique, but we are providing extensive technical training as a basis for improving all swimming strokes with a focus on front crawl swimming. It is the ability to have a repertoire of swimming strokes that distinguishes a person who is just swimming from a real swimmer. Only those who have mastered all strokes can train efficiently.

This course is suitable for confident swimmers (breaststroke or backstroke) who either cannot swim the front crawl at all or who struggle with technique or breathing, so that they cannot crawl for longer distances. This course is ideal if you want to learn how to swim the front crawl properly.

The basic crawl swimming courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool. In addition, we offer additional intensive crawl swimming courses during the holidays.

Front crawl swimming courses in Vienna

Swimming courses for adults

Perfecting front crawl courses

For those already swimming laps in the front crawl style, we offer the opportunity in our “perfection courses” to further refine your technique, helping you to swim faster and more efficiently.

We not only teach triathletes, swimming enthusiasts and all those who want to become one the most efficient front crawl technique, but we also offer as many different training stimuli in order to make training as comprehensive and varied as possible.

In addition, we do not just have Ironman athletes in our “perfection” courses: Many of our course participants started out interested in swimming in general and simply wanted to learn to swim better before discovering their enthusiasm for this wonderful sport. Whether you are looking for improving work-life-balance, getting rid of those love handles or simply looking for a great way to keep fit. Swimming is undoubtedly one of the healthiest sports out there.

Our team consists of both former and active competitive swimmers who enjoy passing on their years of experience to our students.

The advanced crawl swimming courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool. In addition, we offer additional intensive crawl swimming courses during the holidays.

Perfectiong front crawl swimming courses in Vienna

Swimming courses for adults and teenagers

Dolphin swimming courses

Immerse yourself in the ultimate discipline of swimming! Our dolphin swimming courses are suitable for experienced swimmers (kraul knowledge of advantage) who really want to get a lot out of the water.

Dolphin swimming/butterfly swimming is the youngest of the four swimming ranges: Developed in the 1930s by David Armbruster, dolphin swimming was only recognized by the FINA World Swimming Federation in 1953. Since then, dolphin swimming has exerted an undisturbed fascination for all pool visitors. This powerful and elegant way of moving through the water makes you the “King Of The Pool”!

In our taster course Dolphin Swimming we want to introduce you to the basics of this type of swimming and give you an overview of the Do’s and Dont’s. Dolphin swimming can be an enrichment for your swimming training if exercised properly and offers an enormously strong training stimulus. Nevertheless, it is particularly important to master a clean swimming technique when swimming dolphins, as it otherwise carries a high risk of injury. We’ll show you what’s important!

Our new dolphin swimming courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad – more baths to follow!

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Swimming courses for adults and teenagers

Proper back swimming

Backswimming is the healthiest way to move through the water. Backswimming has been recommended for decades by doctors and orthopedists to relieve many physical ailments. The horizontal position in the water completely relieves the spine, similar to the claw swimming. The intervertebral discs, which are usually heavily loaded in everyday life, can relax again.

A special feature of back swimming is the strain on the posterior back muscles during arm movement. These muscles are not trained so effectively in any other swimming style. In everyday life, we usually strain the pectoral muscles, which causes many problems in the back and shoulder belt. Regular back swimming can prevent action and restore physical balance.

Especially for experienced triathletes and claw swimmers, a more intensive preoccupation with this often unloved and neglected swimming situation is worthwhile. Back swimming is one of the best preventive measures against recurring shoulder problems!

Our new back swimming courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad – more baths will follow!

Back swimming has been recommended for decades by doctors and orthopedists to relieve physical ailments. In our back swimming courses we show you what matters!

Swimming courses for adults and teenagers

Professional breaststroke

Breastswimming has undergone a major transformation in recent decades. In swimming, classic frog swimming has been developed into an aggressive dynamic swimming style, also due to many rule changes. Today, with fewer but more powerful movements, you can push through the water much faster than before. When the world record for the 100 m distance in 1972 was still 1 minute and 5 seconds, Adam Peaty, the current world record holder on the breaststroke, ploughed to the finish in 2019 in 56.88 seconds.

Due to the further development to a dynamic wave movement, this breaststroke has gained many more exciting aspects. In its modern version, it is an intense whole-body load.

In our taster course for sporty breaststroke, we expand their repertoire of movements and give an insight into the core elements and differences of modern, sporty breaststroke to the classic frog style.

Our new breaststroke courses for adults take place all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad – more baths to follow!

In the taster swimming course "Professional Breast Swimming" we show you the basics of modern, dynamic breaststroke

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Swimming courses for children & adolescents

Group lessons for preschools and schools

We also offer our full swimming course program for preschools, schools and after-school groups.
In our experience, we have observed that early swimming support for preschool children has a very positive effect on children’s motor and social skills. In addition to the fact that the children learn to swim, regular swimming courses strengthen the muscles, improves breathing and, above all, gives the children self-confidence.

There are already big differences between preschool children regarding the ability to swim: some go swimming with their parents every weekend or may have learned to swim already, others may not yet have had much experience with the element of water at all. In our swimming courses for preschools we also work in small groups in order to be able to individually address the skills and needs of each child.

It is a good idea for school children to have an opportunity for swimming lessons before compulsory school swimming starts.

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Individual lessons for children, adolescents and adults

Individual lessons and video analysis

For individualists – individual lessons

For those who would prefer more individualized training, we also offer private lessons by appointment. Individual support is particularly suitable if you have special training requirements or would like to train extremely intensively. In individual training it is possible to fix certain technical issues more quickly and to respond to the needs of the swimming student on a higher level.

Individual lessons by appointment
Duration of the lesson either 30 or 60 minutes

We recommend 30-minute sessions for children because experience has shown that this is the limit of their concentration and stamina for individualized training. For sporty teenagers and adults we recommend 60-minute sessions.

Individual lessons can take place by appointment all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool.

For perfectionists – video analysis

One of the biggest difficulties with swimming is that you cannot see your own movements and have to rely on your own perception of them and the observations of the trainer.
Video recordings taken above and below the surface of the water give you an objective view of your movements which can be compared with your own impressions and used to better assess your technique and optimize it faster.

Individual lessons by appointment.
Duration of the session: 75 min.

Video analysis can take place by appointment all year round in the Wiener Stadthallenbad, in the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind, in the Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool, in the Döblinger Swimming Pool and in the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool.

Private lessons at the Steiner Swimming School Vienna
Video analysis at the Steiner Swimming School Vienna