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  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

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.

Sarah B.

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Swimming instruction for my 5 and 6 year olds. So far, after just 2 classes, my little one is excited to dive into the water for toys. My older one is still very scared. Overall, I'd say she is making incredible strides in such a short amount of time. I am excited to see what the future classes hold.

Chai C.

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I had a great time with Veronique last Sunday. Starting from the floor exercises to the actual swim lesson. She taught me a lot of things that I haven't seen or learn from the other instructors in the past. Looking forward to work with her in perfecting my swim skills :)

  • San Mateo, CA

Ann M.

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I've been working with Conrad Sherby of Life Sherpa Fitness for more than 2 years and find my weekly sessions with him a true highlight of every week. The gym where he practices is clean and uncrowded and reserved only for trainers with clients. It's a positive place where the trainers and clients are all respectful, happy, and working on their various goals. Conrad is a rare gem of a trainer, although the term "trainer" doesn't begin to cover what he offers! He is truly gifted and fully oriented to helping his clients achieve whatever health/fitness goals they want; heck, if you're not sure of your goals, he'll help you by asking the right questions, getting to know you and your habits, and figuring out plans with you. As you continue your teamwork, Conrad frequently adjusts the trajectory of your workouts and recommendations for you as your body or life events change (eg, you get stronger, you're injured, you're overly stressed from a poor work-life balance, your life has too little happiness at the moment, and so on!). Conrad also has a myriad of excellent referrals for you to increase your wellness, for example, to a massage therapist or gifted yoga instructor. Conrad gave me a reference to my new-favorite cookbook, too. As a true educator, he also will send you interesting and helpful videos, articles, or links to apps you may benefit from. We've even gone on weekend hikes with a small group together--just for fun and camaraderie while exploring something new. Conrad could easily have chosen to become a doctor, neuroscientist, teacher at any level, psychologist/counselor, among others, but it speaks to his passion that he chose what drives him the most: a career as a health/happiness/wellness/mindfulness coach using his large base of knowledge, his passion for science-based information, his innate ability to "get" people, and his orientation toward helping others attain a healthy life that works within their life patterns. He has tremendous patience and never judges others; plus, in between sessions, he will even text you to see how that new "habit" is going (eg, "how's the stretching going during the work day?" "Did you have a chance to step away from the computer and take a walk this week?"). I cannot recommend him highly enough--you deserve a try with Conrad to increase your levels of happiness and overall wellness.

Michael G.

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Exactly what you need and then some in a very supportive, chill environment. I have been working with Conrad Sherby. I started occasionally with him 3 years ago at the big, shiny gym (that I still appreciate). If you continue to take Conrad's suggestions on a regular basis, you can make real progress, injury free, in multiple physical and mental facets. The guy is extremely mature, educated, worldly and is helpful on many levels. Most importantly, he LISTENS to what you want to achieve. He seems to like clients who have had injuries, or difficult biologies, and to work with them to make them more successful than they thought they could be. I have never felt judged by him if I don't do what I agreed to. I just know I will not reach my goals in the anticipated time if I don't deliver. My main problem is to make myself work as hard when I am on my own as paying a trainer for more than a couple of times a week is not realistic. Some advantages of Conrad are that he has a strong background in nutrition not just in exercise physiology and he can help with swimming off-site if you make arrangements. At the facility, I recognize a lot of the trainers as the better ones from other local facilities. My observation is there are all levels of clients from teenagers working out their excess testosterone to much older people looking to maintain their health. The environment is very relaxed and respectful. Plenty of equipment but of the weights, cables, balls, kettle bell variety. It doesn't have lots of single muscle LifeFitness or Nautilus equipment as that is not their approach. Functional, multi-muscle exercises is the philosophy. You don't pay a facility fee; you pay what you work out with your trainer. The facility is covered. It is extremely clean. There are bathrooms that double as a changing area but there is no shower. It is not a spa type gym. It's a training/workout place that smells nice and is clean and well equipped. I like my time there and have lots of respect for Conrad and am impressed by the other trainers I see working with their clients.

Sneha G.

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I've worked with several trainers over the last 5 years, Conrad has been the best by far. I had severe tendinitis in both hands, arm and back and was almost on bed rest when I first met Conrad. We worked together every week several times for 6 months and then more occasionally for the next year or so. I went from not being able to hold a pen to swimming, running, doing squats and deadlifts and was in the best shape ever. More than physical fitness I was emotionally and mentally fit after working with Conrad. I would highly recommend Conrad to anyone with injuries or if you just want to get moving and into a better mindset. His positivity would do wonders for anyone!

  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Karen S.

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I'm currently taking lessons with Marlee and it's been a couple of months now. She has helped me to slowly get over my fear of the water and gotten me from basic floats to the crawl stroke to the breast stroke. I feel like I've made so much progress with her that it's been all worth it. I previously had an experience with a YMCA instructor and he simply increased my fear. It has felt amazing to be able to move in the water more fearlessly and getting from one point to another. I would definitely recommend Marlee :)

Judie C.

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My 7 year old is taking lessons this summer with Sutara and she is wonderful. I've seen tremendous improvement and confidence building in just a few lessons. All the communication and booking has been through Marlee and she has been professional, dependable, and easy to work with. I'll definitely book more future lessons.

Lucy O.

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We've only had a first session of 30min - so, obviously, we're not swimmers yet! However, we can say that our confidence has increased and we're looking forward to the next lessons with Marlee.

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

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.

Patrick W.

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Scott has been an amazing triathlon coach. Each workout session is unique and challenging, and Scott really knows how to keep motivating you to push harder. He really goes above and beyond, not only during the workout sessions, but also providing nutritional advice and other health tips. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested!

Monika N.

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The Best Professional Trainer I have worked with! Excellent understanding of kinesiology and sports training ranging from beginners to professional athletes. Scott designs quality custom training programs for individuals.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Angela G.

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I hired Alyssa for 5 lessons for my daughter (G). (G) always seemed to be struggling in group classes. Alyssa quickly identified (G) had been given poor instruction and worked with her to correct her technique. I loved how Alyssa walked beside (G) on each lap - she was never more than 5 feet away, so was able to accurately communicate what was needed next for continual improvement.

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!

Thumbtack Customer

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Alyssa was immediately able to identify corrections that I needed to make to my stroke to improve my efficiency. She gave me continual feedback, and by the end of the lesson I was already about 20secs faster in my 100yd time.

  • 27 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

Amanda M.

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My 2 year old son started out with me in the Fish class (mommy & me style) at Maki Swim School. Once that was done, I moved him to semi-private 2-1 lessons as he was becoming more comfortable in the water, and would learn a lot more not being attached to mommy. He's making great strides, and he really enjoys his time with instructor Maggie. Not only has my son done well in learning to swim here, but they've been very flexible with scheduling as well. A huge plus when running around with a toddler.

Jeanette V.

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Phenomenal school and staff! Maki Swim taught my three kids water safety and how to swim. This is the BEST swim school. I would give them 10 stars if I could!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Livermore, CA

Beverly V.

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I needed to improve my stroke and Ara had me better by my 4th lap. She's great with communication, demonstration, and seeing things that's can be improved upon. I've had 2 lessons and will be doing 2 more before my first real triathlon in 10 yrs. fun fun!!!

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.

Aruna G.

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Ara is very professional and punctual and excellent at teaching little kids.

  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Gatos, CA

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!

Lesley L.

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We love them, the lessons are great. My daughter loves going and is improving very quickly.

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Orinda, CA

Polly B.

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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.

Cam D.

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Fana helped me get in the best shape before my wedding. Her workouts were fun and She made sure I did things with good form, do I never got injured. Which is huge because I'm a very injury prone person. I would definitely recommend her!

Nadine T.

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Fana is very creative with designing workouts that are fun and challenging. More importantly, she helps you work on your own goals and needs. It's been over a year, and continues to be fun.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pleasanton, CA

George G.

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She is very nice and very competent

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Kevin B.

Verified review

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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min
  • Walnut Creek, CA

Kelly M.

Verified review

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA


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.


I am an experienced swimmer and personal trainer. I have a positive, goal-based personalized training program design. I am a NASM certified personal trainer and also am CPR/AED certified. Results are guaranteed. I have years of experience teaching swimming to all age groups.

  • Rohnert Park, CA


I have been swimming for many years. I was on swim teams. I have taken lifeguard classes and have trained others already. It is encouraging to be able to do what you hope you can. I can help you.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Palo Alto, CA


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!


I became a swimming trainer because it's my passion. I started swimming when I was just 10 years old, and I love yoga too.


We offer infant through adult learn-to-swim programs. We have a warm indoor pool with experienced, caring instructors. We're open from Monday to Saturday in San Mateo. Our second site is opening in San Carlos on March 12. Our students and parents love the lessons.

  • Vacaville, CA


I specialize in teaching special needs children and adults how to swim. I have over 10 years of experience and a 100% success rate.

  • Redwood City, CA


We utilize a method that gives results! The Neuma Swim School is a traveling swim lesson service that offers lessons at the location of your convenience, from San Mateo to Palo Alto. We also have a location in the San Mateo and Belmont area for your convenience. Our philosophy was developed by an instructor with over a decade of experience in teaching everything, from swim lessons to water fitness, coaching competitive swim teams and cross training teams, and working with all ages from 6 months to 85 years old. Whether brand new to swimming or a seasoned swimmer looking to improve your stroke, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. Explore our school, and discover the Neuma Swim School difference!

  • 6 years in business
  • Santa Clara, CA


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!

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