Novice swimming is offered on Saturdays, fall, spring and summer quarters.

If you read about it too late to add, please at least be enrolled at De Anza before the first class.

Enrollment and registration steps for De Anza College are at:

We will be in the water the first day of class, so bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, snacks, (optional) swim cap, etc.

Information about KNES1A, the novice (before beginning swimming, even with a fear of water or for people who can swim but just are not fully comfortable/skilled in deep water) swim class at De Anza College, is at

The page includes how to find the De Anza swimming pools (this class meets at the shallow end of the pool (EPOOL), how to find P E 673 when we use it as a classroom, how to get a locker and more.

If you are not sure whether this is the right class for you, read a description of typical students and goals of the class at: Novice swimming

If you are a good swimmer you do not need to take novice swim as a "prerequisite" for beginning swim, so take a look at

If you think you can’t learn to swim, read Letters from novice students

with advice from former novice swim students.

You do not need to buy a textbook for any class I teach. We will talk about it in class the first day of class.

Most P.E. classes got new names as of Fall quarter 2016, changing from P.E. to KNES (as in Kinesiology). PE 26A, novice swimming, became KNES 001A, (not K.N.E.S. 26 A).

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