About Us

Bolle Adult Swim School was created to help adults finally learn to swim and to guarantee their success. Non-swimmer adults must first overcome their anxiety and fear of water. Our swim school was founded in 1976 in Germany and since then, we have continually perfected what we do. You can read a bit of our history in this 1976 magazine article or this 1978 Frankfurt newspaper article.

Bolle Swim School in the 1980s

Klaus Bolle, founder of Bolle Adult Swim School, operated 7 adult swim schools in Germany, serving students from 9 European Countries and the US. Since the beginning it was obvious to Klaus, that privacy and ideal teaching conditions would be the key to success. Keeping spectators and children out eliminates distractions and embarrassments, allowing for dedicated focus on learning to swim.

Bolle Adult Swim School in Germany
Arizona desert landscape with Siguaro Cactus in silohouette

Arizona Today!

Over the years, our first goal has not changed, eliminating fear of water.  Teaching the proper arm and leg movements is important, but only after fear and anxiety has been eliminated. Once fear has been overcome, swimming can be learned quite quickly. Today students come from all over the globe to learn from Klaus how to swim in just 4 days!

Klaus Bolle

Klaus is the founder of Bolle Adult Swim School and has operated adult swim schools since 1976. Klaus swam competitively in Europe for over 10 years and used that experience as a basis for his first swim school in Germany. Today he teaches non-swimmer adults in beautiful Arizona. Just look at what 40+ years of teaching adults to swim has done to this once good looking guy!

Klaus Bolle 1980

Let's Find the Class Type That's Right For You!

Based on your current level of experience, choose the adult swim class that best fits you.

Non-Swimmer Class: Level 1

If you can't swim at all and are fearful and/or challenged, this is the class for you! If you have taken classes and before and failed, this class is guaranteed to bring you success!

Deep Water Class: Level 2

If you have some swimming ability, but feel you are unsafe and have a fear of deep water, this is the class for you!