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Cerritos Swim Instructors

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Hunter Sees You
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Sara C.
Verified review

Eric helped me increase strength and muscle mass, which I never imagined was possible. He was able to work around my back issues and work schedule. Before meeting him, I suffered from various back aches and pain. Through his exercise program and workout schedule, the aches and pain significantly decreased. He was able to work around meeting between the gym and pool. I am most grateful for him teaching me how to swim and getting me over my water fear. never thought I would ever learn how to swim! Every session had its challenges, but they were always fun. Words can not express my graditude to Eric!

Lil' Guppies Swim School
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia D.
Verified review

Love my swim instructor. After first lesson, really feel comfortable with her and look forward to learning how to swim. Appreciate the quick response from them.

Private Swim Instruction
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Katharina L.
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As a mother of kids who received swim lessons from Jonas I was impressed with the confidence and patience that Jonas exuded. This made the kids feel excited and eager to follow his instructions. They were able to learn quickly and still speak fondly about their experience.

Coach Eugene's Swim Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Yelena N.
Verified review

Eugene is very nice and easy to work with, I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to swim no matter what your age or level is. Eugene has a great balance between strict and nurturing that children need. His approach really helped my son to build his confidence which I think is half the battle to get anyone swimming. I recommend him to anyone looking for swim lessons.

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Swimming with Kristine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph M.
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My wife and I are very happy with the results of our daughter working with Kristine. We were referred to her by another parent at the preschool. Kristine has been working with our daughter twice a week for 3 weeks now and we already see improvements. Before, our daughter was terrified to go into the water without her floaties but now she feels confident enough to swim on her own without being afraid. We will continue for the rest of the summer. We highly recommend private swim lessons from Kristine.

Primal, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yakira R.
Verified review

Working with Prinal for two adult swimming lessons was a solid experience. Anastasia was early for our appointment & as soon as she walked in she puts you at ease. The lesson was fun, informative & more of a workout than expected. My friend & I both workout on a regular basis & this lesson was a bit of a workout in itself. Looking forward to more 🏊‍♀️ lessons!

  • 11 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney M.
Verified review

My kids went from not knowing how to swim to swimming quickly and safely across the width of the pool after just 2 days! Peter's method is so different from standard swim lessons but so much more effective. I needed to know my kids would be safe around water as we have a pool in our backyard and after having my kids take lessons from him I had so much peace of mind. They knew just what to do if they ever fell in or found themselves in over their heads. He uses a "walking" technique with lots of repetition that proved to be very effective. I would definitely recommend Peter and his methods!

Aqua Buddies Swim School
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
Verified review

I had been afraid of swimming all my life. as an adult it was time to take actions. With the help of Norberto I was able to over come my fear and within 4 lessons he had me swimming freestyle. I will forever be grateful to Aqua Buddies.

Swim & Surf with Ami
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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We love Ami so much. She took my terrified child and turned him into a terrific little swimmer. This was no small feet, since my son was terrified from a prior swim instructor, whose techniques made him so fearful of the water. I highly recommend Ami. She is a mom of a young boy and so she gets how important it is to connect and build trust in the water. Don't look any further if you are looking to make your children water safe while still respecting their boundaries. Thank you Ami!!!

Lee V.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chad L.
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Lee has been an awesome swim coach to help get me ready for the military. He has been patient, knowledgeable, and flexible with his schedule. As a coach he has given me great tips and is making me feel confident and more prepared for my training after every session. I would highly recommend his services!

Dana Delaney
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

I hired Dana to give swim lessons to my 6 yr old daughter. At first, my daughter was afraid to go in the deep end of the pool, but by the end of the first lesson Dana had taught her to swim! Dana is sweet, nice and patient and really knows how to instruct kids learning to swim. I would highly recommend Dana and we were so pleased with the lessons she provided.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joya B.
Verified review

Jake is amazing!! He has managed to help me gain confidence & push myself towards overcoming my fears. He has helped me to realize that I don't need to fear the water and that I have everything I need within myself to conquer whatever is holding me back. I am by no means an easy client, yet Jake is always patient and understanding while pushing me to realize my potential. I am beyond happy to have found not just a swim instructor, but an actual coach. The difference being that coaching involves so much more than simple technique, it's a mind,body, spirit experience!

Westside Swim Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

Andrea was amazing with our 3 year old. She helped him gain confidence and start developing the building blocks he needs to become a swimmer. Using terminology that he can understand, songs, and toys, she made it fun for him to learn. Each 30 minute lesson was filled with new skills that piggybacked off the previous lesson. We highly recommend Andrea and will be referring her to our friends!

Wonderswimming LLC
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Esayas A.
Verified review

Shawn is excellent swimming instructor. He has patience to teach swimming class. Now my wife becomes a better swimmer because of him. I will recommend to any one who want to learn swim effectively with short amount of time. I am also improved my swimming skill because of his excellent advice. Now I can swim faster with less energy effor! Thank you swimming coach shawn!

Swimming by Andrew
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle E.
Verified review

It was great to find a swim instructor to come to my home for private swim lessons for my young boys. What a great service! Andrew is very knowledgable and communicates well with children. He is very polite, punctual, willing to be flexible with scheduling, and has a very reasonable hourly rate. I would highly recommend Andrew for swim instruction. We are looking forward to the service again next summer. M.E., New Brighton, MN

AAA Swim Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
Verified review

I was surprised swim lessons were such a pleasant experience since I had been afraid for so many years. Margarita was extremely patient and professional!

  • 10 years in business
Phillip T.
Verified review

Clayton has the unique ability to not only teach well, but bond with his students as a peer and friend, I have never seen someone work so well with children and still maintain a level of professionalism so unparalleled in his field. He got my son to put his face underwater when even i could not! I would recommend him for swim lessons over anyone or any program I've ever used or been a part of.

Aurelie Arnaud
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
Verified review

Great Instructor! My son was scare of swimming but after the first lesson he loves swimming. Lily made my son feel comfortable in the water.

Swim2o Swim School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Kevin P.
Verified review

Mr. Shervin has been a fantastic swim teacher for our three kids, ages 8, 6, and 5. Justin has been teaching the kids for the past year. We have had previous swimming instructors for the kids, but the kids never improved in their skill set and endurance as they have with Justin. He is very patient with them and pushes them to reach their potential but never does it to the point where they become discouraged. Most of all, the kids really look forward to their time with him.

Olga O.
Verified review

I had few classes with Victor. He is very calm and passionate about what he does. He takes his time. I had hard time breathing between strokes. Victor helped me a lot with balancing it up as. Also helped me to overcome the fear of the water.

Robyn L.
Verified review

Instructor has a positive attitude and is very supportive with students. Uses safe techniques with children and is patient. Good experience. Would recommend to friends.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

At what age should you start swim lessons?

From 6 months to 96 years old, no one is too young or too old to benefit from swimming lessons. Once your baby is six months old, they are eligible to take “parent and me” swimming lessons from most swim schools. When babies are between six months and several years, you or another guardian must be with the baby throughout the entire lesson for safety reasons. Even if babies can’t walk, they quickly adapt to moving in water, so familiarizing them early means more fun for everyone and keeps them from being afraid of water later on. It also helps with water safety and drowning prevention. As for adults and seniors, it’s never too late to start swimming. Knowing how to swim can not only save your life, it provides an impact-free way to safely exercise and keep muscles and joints limber. Swimming can even help relieve pain from chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most swimming schools offer group or private instruction, so if you’re shy about learning a new skill, you can do so one-on-one.

Why are swimming lessons important?

Swimming lessons have major health and safety benefits, not to mention the fact that swimming is really fun. Here are some of the many reasons swimming lessons are important:

  • Life saving: Knowing how to swim can help you save your own life or the life of someone else. Prevent drowning by learning to swim.
  • Improved health in seniors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that water-based exercise can decrease disability and maintain bone density in seniors.
  • Good mental health: Swimming can improve moods in both men and women, according to the CDC. Swimming can help with depression, can create bonds in families and can promote mental wellness in pregnant women.
  • Arthritis relief: Water-based exercise can ease joint and other physical pain in people suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Whole-body workout: Swimming works all your muscles — without the impact of a sport like running.
  • Water safety: It’s important for swimmers of all ages to learn about water safety. Swim lessons provide the proper pool and water etiquette to help keep everyone safe and having fun.  

How much are swimming lessons?

Not only is swimming fun, but knowing how to swim can save your life by preventing drowning. The average national cost for swimming lessons ranges between $40 and $50. Swimming lessons can vary in price depending the type and length of lesson you select. Private swimming lessons, where you receive one-on-one coaching with a swim instructor, will cost more than group lessons. The longer the lesson, the more it will cost. Swimming lessons are available for people of all ages, so if you’re an adult just learning to swim there are beginners’ classes suitable for you. There are also advanced classes for adults who are training for races or want to hone their skills. Pricing can vary depending on where you live as well as the amenities offered by the pool. For example, a pool with private locker rooms and a hot tub may have higher rates than a basic swimming pool. Here are some examples of the average costs of adult swimming lessons:

  • Private lessons for adults:
    • 30-minute lesson: $35-$50.
    • 60-minute lesson: $55-$80.
  • Group lessons for adults:
    • Ongoing 60-minute lessons: $90-$110 per month.
    • 60-minute drop-in lesson: $25-$40 each.

How do you prepare for infant swimming lessons?

There are several steps you can take to prepare both yourself and your baby for the exciting adventure of infant swimming lessons. Start by introducing your baby to being in the water via the bathtub. There are no immunizations specific to swimming that your child needs before playing in a public pool, but do research to confirm the pool is well-maintained and has a clean bill of health. You’ll need the right swim gear; proper attire can include swim diapers and protective swim pants. Be prepared to check regularly and change soiled diapers as needed. The CDC warns against allowing your child in a public pool if they have any symptoms of diarrhea; swim diapers and swim pants can’t protect against transmission of germs in this case. For outdoor pools, apply water-resistant sunscreen to the delicate skin on your baby’s face and body approximately 30 minutes before pool time to prevent burns. For the health of your baby and other children, it’s important for your child to be in good health when attending swim lessons. If they have a cold or fever, it’s better to keep them home. Finally, be prepared to have fun.

How early can babies start swimming?

Most swimming instructors and swim schools offer infant swimming starting at six months. Although it is not formal swimming, the lessons familiarize your baby with moving in the water, and also teach you the basics of keeping your baby safe in the water. You or another guardian will stay with the baby in the water throughout the entire lesson.

The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend formal swim instruction until one year old, but taking your infant to regular swim class can be fun, safe and helpful for developing baby’s coordination and awareness of water. Experts urge parents not to become overconfident in their children’s water skills. Keep in mind that most children aren’t really able to swim on their own until they’re at least four years old. Even if they’ve had swim lessons, always watch younger children when they’re in the water and be ready to react in case of an emergency.

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Need Swimming Instructor

Fullerton, CA

  • Student age(s)
    Youth (6-10)
  • Interested in the following instruction
    Other (for my 2 daughters )
  • Skill level(s)
    Beginner
  • Student(s) comfortable in water
    Yes
  • Swimming goal(s)
    Improve swimming technique
  • Access to pool
    Yes, I have a pool at home
  • Session frequency
    As recommended by professional
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    They just had basic swimming training
  • $36.67
    Average price
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