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Every Body's Fit
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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I highly recommend Megan for anyone looking to improve their fitness. Megan's personal training had a major impact in my life. I took yoga lessons for her for 6 months. Through her instruction I was able to balance my mind, body and soul. I also literally improved my balance skills which helps out on my favorite activity...downhill longboarding. Megan is extremely dedicated to and knowledgeable about personal training and fitness.

Simply Swimming
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Ivory R.
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My 3 kids love their swimming lessons with Terry. They are having fun while their learn swimming.

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

Denise Connor
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janine M.
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This is our third summer using Denise for swimming lessons for my daughter, almost 4, and my son, 13 months just started with her as well. She's done a great job personalizing her approach. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and has come a long way in the pool. I'm so grateful to have found her, and I've recommended her to friends who've also been pleased with her service.

Swim with Miss Bri
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan S.
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We hired Bri for private in home swim lessons. She is great and patient with our Almost 3 year old. He looks forward to all his lessons and has made great progress in just 3 lessons so far. He cried the 1st time, on 2nd and 3rd times within minutes of being in the pool he is smiling!

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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.

Learn to Swim Today
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shruthi B.
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Swim coach for beginners

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thays N.
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Will is an awesome swim coach. His love of swimming and athletes in general is obvious from the first time you meet him. He is an experienced professional who knows how to quickly recognize what needs to improve and is able to teach the skills very effectively to achieve your goals. He takes the time to get to know you and is able to motivate you and help you believe in yourself. He is always smiling and is genuinely happy to see you and work with you. As a new triathlete, I hired Will to help me with my swimming and, as a triathlete himself, he also gives me valuable advice regarding training in general for all disciplines. I have seen my swimming transformed in a matter of weeks and I'm getting better and stronger every day which makes me more confident about doing well in my races but also, and most importantly, makes me enjoy swimming so much more. Will makes me feel like I can be the best swimmer in the world! I have recommended Will to several of my friends and they are also very happy to work with him. I highly recommend Will as your next coach.

My Aquatic Connection
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Erica works with our three boys who all have special needs. We have had swim lessons for three years and for the first time we have an instructor, in Erica, that is meeting them where they are in the water. She instantly made the kids comfortable in the water and before we knew it the kids were open to acquiring new skills. Her approach is individualized and skilled while making it fun and playful. Erica is professional, flexible and VERY child focused. I highly encourage any parent who wants an exceptional swim experience to call upon her, your children will be swimming before you know it!

Pro Swim Trainer
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Hani K.
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She is helping me to learn and improve my techniques in a wonderful and friendly manner, she is so professional and friendly at the same time, I definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to get swimming lessons.

JediTri Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martee A.
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Can’t say enough about Dan he is a very thoughtful and positive coach. Though we only had two lessons my sons takeaways were significant

Healing Yoga
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Maryanne is truly amazing! I am a senior citizen and lifelong non-swimmer. After just a few lessons, I am comfortable in the water and confident that I will swim. Maryanne is a knowledgeable instructor, patient but also encouraging you to do your best. She is flexible with scheduling and always prompt. Her training pool is warm and clean. I highly recommend her for both children and adults.

Wonderswimming LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Esayas A.
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    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!

    AAA Swim Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 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!

    Jump Start Swimming
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Bonny H.
    Verified review

    Miss Sonia was always on-time (even early!). She was great with our daughter who has been out of the pool for 6 months during winter and has now developed a lil caution/fear of the pool. She got her into the pool and kicking/paddling/starfish floating. We not practice starfish in the bathtub every night!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I offer personal swim lessons, water polo lessons, and I am reliable whenever I make a lesson plan.

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    I'm an instructor of swimming and zumba aerobics fitness, I have a master of physical education and sport sciences. I am happy that I can help people to have better lifestyles.

    About

    My work stands out because I am more than willing to teach anyone and go above and beyond, whether it's trying out new techniques or going more into depth about things. Not to mention, with still being a teenager, I can be very personable to many.

    About

    I teach swimming and Zumba lessons in the privacy of their own homes. I'll support you on your weight loss goals. Each lesson is about an hour, but with warmups, warming down and stretching, it's more like 45 minutes of a good sweat.

    About

    I am a professional swimmer and former Jr. Olympic water polo player with numerous recognitions. I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for years. I am certified Red Cross, as well as, YMCA certified in CPR, OXY Admin., AED Admin., First Aid, WSI, and Tittle 22.

    About

    I am an energetic swim instructor with a passion for aquatics and committed to the safety of children. I am comfortable managing 10-15 students of various ages and backgrounds each session. I thrive off on developing genuine relationships with participants and helping students to achieve athletic goals.

    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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    El Cajon, CA

    • Swimming skill level
      No experience
    • Swimming goal(s)
    • Student's age
      Child
    • Details
      My child is 28 months old. She enjoys being in our pool. She does not like her current swim lessons at a local swim school. I am looking for other options. Hoping to get a group together at our pool for lessons.
    • $48.5
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