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:

In the Wiener Stadthallenbad (Swimming Pool of the Wiener Stadthalle), 1150 Vienna, we offer the following swimming courses:

  • Autumn courses (starting in September / October)
  • Winter courses (starting in January)
  • Spring courses (starting in March / April)
  • Intensive courses before the school holidays in the summer
  • Intensive courses during the school holidays in the summer

In the swimming pool of the Federal Institute for the Blind (Bundesblindeninstitut), 1020 Vienna, we offer the following swimming courses:

  • Courses in the winter semester (September to January)
  • Courses in the summer semester (February to June)
  • Intensive courses during the Easter holidays
  • Intensive courses during the school holidays in the summer

In Hütteldorfer Swimming Pool (Waldbad Penzing) 1140 Vienna, we offer the following swimming courses:

  • Courses in the winter semester (October to January)
  • Courses in the summer semester (February to June)

In Döblinger Swimming Pool, 1190 Vienna, we offer the following swimming courses:

  • Courses in the winter semester (September to January)
  • Courses in the summer semester (February to June)

We offer the following swimming courses at the Stadt des Kindes private swimming pool, 1130 Vienna:

  • Courses in the winter semester (September to January)
  • Courses in the summer semester (February to June)

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.

NEWFor 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.

NEWFor 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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Book courses online

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On our website you can now watch the available places of all offered courses online in real time and register directly from home – it can hardly be easier. You can still pay conveniently and securely by bank transfer.

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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.

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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