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Albany Swim Instructors

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Suzie Dods Swim Coaching
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chihori L.
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First of all, the best thing about her lesson was showing me how much fun it is to swim in open water. Luckily I had Suzie’s private lesson to introduce me to swimming in AP. She taught me the basics, such as how to enter the water and be at ease in a cold water. Also, she gave me clear, practical advice for my goal of swimming from Alcatraz: starting from a boat entry, directions to AP, pacing, and coping with cramps, choppy water, etc. She always provides encouragement, as well as tells me how to improve. As a beginner, I learned many techniques in a short time, but more importantly she teaches how great open-water swimming is! Thank you, Suzie.

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LongFin Swim & Yoga
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Celeste W.
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I had my first swim lesson with Veronique last Friday and she was lovely. She is very focused and professional, but she also brings a child-like sense of fun to the physical challenges of swimming. As people have mentioned, she does the first half of the lesson in the air and the second half in the water. It's interesting to translate the physics of open-air efforts into the water. I have my second lesson tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

The Swimming Swan consists of highly experienced Swim Instructors, Certified Lifeguards and USA Certified Swim Coaches. Our staff are passionate professionals that have backgrounds in swimming and teaching with a combined average of 7.8 years. Prices depend on the number of swimmers in the group - the more swimmers, the more of a decrease in cost. (Please see website) We travel to any backyard pool or community pool to give our communities an alternative Aquatics approach that is flexible and convenient for the busy family. We also provide private pool party Lifeguard services to keep your guests safe and under the watchful eye of a professional.

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tomo G.
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Scott has been training me at the YMCA for my first triathlon. Since it is my first one and I don't know anything, he has been super helpful. He is very knowledgable about body mechanics and form on the bike, running, swimming and strength training, which is helpful in improving your performance and in preventing injuries. Scott is also has a deep understanding of nutrition and how that helps your training. He is also very friendly and helpful with any questions.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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Alyssa is a great swim teacher. In one summer, she transformed my four year old son from someone who was afraid to even enter the water to someone who loves cannon balling into the swimming pool. She focuses on safety skills and makes the class fun for the kids. Highly recommend!

Charles Kim
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Charles is an excellent swim coach. He zeroed in on what I really needed to improve to help my technique, and helped me feel more comfortable in the pool. Highly recommended hiring him as your swim coach!

Maki Swim School
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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I have been taking adult swim lessons for the past few months and have been very pleased with Maggie as my instructor. She customized the learning to focus on not only swimming efficiency, but also techniques that are critical for when I am in the ocean body boarding. Maggie very good at explaining the how and why and provides good practice tips. The prices are very fair and the ambiance makes you feel like you at ease. It never feels like you are rushed and they also allow practice when there are no lessons.

StarSwim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry L.
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Excellent swim instruction for my 5.5 year old. Very technique oriented yet in a fun and friendly way. She won't learn any bad habits and is learning the strokes in the proper manner. My daughter can not wait to go back for swim lessons every week!

California Swim Expert
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nidhi S.
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Awesome coach and person! My son loved the instructions and he lost the fear of water.!!! Highly Recommended.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I can teach all ages and can handle private/semi-private and group! I emphasize heavily on techniques and constructing correct streamline postures, from beginner to competitive levels. I was in youth competitive swimming team in early age. I'm an ASCA swim coach member and USA swimming coach member. I strongly believe everybody can learn how to swim, and it's never too late to learn! I will provide high-quality professional service!

Safe and Happy Swimming
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy C.
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I highly recommend Ara as a swimming instructor. Especially if you have a scared or reluctant lil swimmer. She was patient and very experienced. She's the best book her right away.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
George G.
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She is very nice and very competent

Bari Baker
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Bari (Barry) was patient, kind, and experienced. His focus on safety was great. Bari was really detailed in teaching me, breathing techniques and new swimming strokes. He also taught my daughters, to be a confident and safe swimmers too! I highly recommend him for for all ages. For people how really want to learn how to swim this is you're guy!

MTG Ventures

New To Thumbtack

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I inspire people of all ages to live buoyantly by learning how to swim -- to experience comfort, to develop confidence, and to compete in the water. For over 10 years, I have effectively taught students of all ages swimming and water-safety skills. The following are my skills and attributes: * Enthusiastically interested to teach children and adults how to swim * Well-rounded with training in lake, pool, and ocean environments * Adaptive to teach individuals of different ages and of different abilities * Creative and patient, to ensure participants have a positive experience * Proactive, to keep aquatic environments safe and well-maintained I am a Palo Alto based aquatic professional with 10 years of success in teaching children and adults to swim for comfort, confidence, and competition. Live buoyantly. Learn to swim. Take the plunge. Call today!

Fuqua Fitness Adventures
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Polly B.
Verified review

I've been swimming with Fana for over five years now and she's awesome! This isn't your standard drill and kill group. She works on stroke technique to help avoid injury and mixes up the strokes to keep the workouts interesting. As a result, my swim times are faster and I haven't missed workouts due to sore shoulders etc.

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Need a Swimming Lesson for a Child Beginner

Danville, CA

  • Swimming skill level
    Beginner
  • Swimming goal(s)
  • Student's age
    Child
  • Details
    Child has fear of water. Just want her to have basic water safety
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