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Ronen Grosz
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne Z.
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Ronan taught our 11 year old grandson swimming lessons for 4 days while Hayden was visiting us. He was wonderful!!! He was kind, patient, excellent at explaining what to do and very caring. Ronan praised Hayden, encouraged him and gently corrected him when needed. Hayden's swimming skills improved a lot. Ronan also gave Hayden a booklet he had created to help Hayden with goals. Very inspiring! We are so grateful Ronan answered our request for a swim instructor and hope our paths cross again.

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Kiang Education
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim P.
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Amazing!! Jeriah is very professional and REALLY cares about the child's education. He is confident in his work and it shows. He is able to change his way of communication so his student is able to comprehend the lesson. Hands down the best tutor we've ever had!! We are extremely thankful for Jeriah and his incredible work ethic and morals.

Charles Kim
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires 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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jacki B.
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I absolutely love SafeSplash! We started at the Antioch location in August and have loved the experience. The staff are wonderful and we would recommend to anyone looking for swimming lessons.

  • 12 years in business
Spiritdancer D.
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As a professional dancer myself and a promoter and producer of various types of entertainment shows, I have had the pleasure of working with many different types of artists and performers. I like to work with excellent talent, of course, but I also insist upon working with those who conduct themselves professionally. Julia is a dancer who glows in her love for the dance and this flows from her in her performances. I find it a pleasure to work with this dancer and I invite her to dance regularly at my events! She is always very courteous to the guests and audience she performs for, taking the time to speak to them about her deep love for the dance, and edifying the event she is proudly blessing with her skills :) Julia has immense respect for this rich art form of Bellydance. I look forward to working with her in the future!

PawzSwim Kids and Pups
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jocelyn H.
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My 4 yr daughter Athena was deathly afraid of water. Although she was defiant and a bit hard to handle coach Tay was able to get her to swim. Now my daughter is 5 and is on level 6! Learning backstroke!


I am an incoming senior in high school and have a passion for teaching swimming. I have been swimming competitively for 11 years, having professional coaching and lifeguarding experience for 5 years. I would be happy to teach my clients the fundamentals of swimming, as well as technique and more competitive skills. I also have a passion for learning, thus, making me compatible for teaching educational subjects. You may contact me for more information about tutoring services from elementary to high school levels. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

  • 4 years in business

I have years of experience and a great list of references. I am an American Swim Coaches Association certified swim coach.


Teaching adults & children since 1992!! As premiered on CBS and several other media articles.


We provide year-round swim school for ages 18 months to 8 years. We handle beginning through advanced swimmers. We teach swimming lessons in a safe, nurturing environment. Advanced strokes and water-safety skills are taught to all ages.

  • 30 years in business

Steve Wallen Swim School offers swim lessons and water safety to infants, kids, and adults of all skill levels in Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Auburn, and surrounding Placer and Sacramento areas. From first-time students to competitive swimmers, our experience allows us to tailor our programs to meet the specific need of each student. Private or small group swim lessons provide the opportunity for one-on-one attention with highly trained, adult swim instructors so each student receives personal attention and maximum benefit. We offer advanced programs for competitive swimmers in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, and surrounding areas including competitive video analysis using underwater filming and swim mirrors to improve stroke technique and efficiency. We also specialize in teaching “special needs” students and have achieved remarkable success helping them learn to swim and enjoy the water. We have a staff of highly trained and skilled swimming lesson instructors that are personally trained and supervised by Steve Wallen, Kaleb Wallen, and Mel Amatulli to meet their demanding standards while employing one of the most successful swim instruction models in the country. Our swim school is family-owned and operated and maintains membership in the United States Swim School Association. Our indoor state-of-the-art facility in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, and surrounding areas offers a large, heated pool in order to provide year-round swimming lessons and offer an ideal atmosphere to help foster the greatest potential of any swimmer. SWSS swim programs include private swim lessons, semi-private swim lessons, group swim lessons, parent-tot swim lessons, swim clinics, competitive swim lessons, and underwater video analysis classes for students from Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, and surrounding areas. We also offer indoor, year-round swim parties for birthday parties, banquets, or any other party need. For more than 40 years, Steve Wallen Swim School has been providing swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our family-owned and operated swim school started modestly in Steve Wallen’s backyard pool and has grown into one of the most popular and respected swim schools in the area. In 2008, we opened our facility in the El Dorado Hills Business Park #3 at 1230 Glenhaven Court and in 2018 we opened our facility in Roseville at 10608 Industrial Avenue to meet demands and offer year-round swim instruction to our students. Whatever your swim instruction needs, Steve Wallen Swim School is prepared to meet and exceed your expectations. Contact us today to arrange a tour of our facility or to make arrangements to enroll in Steve Wallen Swim School. You’ll be glad you did!


I am an experienced Sacramento based singer. Singing, for me, has been a lifelong passion, and I want to help others develop this same passion. My teaching criteria includes proper stance and posture, proper breathing methods, accurate musical tonality, one-on-one work with performance and practice pieces, audition strategies, vocal projection, and more.


Because I connect well with kids, and am passionate about swimming, I can easily help your child in pursuing whatever level they hope to achieve, regardless of their first impressions of the water. They'll love swimming!


I have been a swimmer since I was very young and love sharing my passion with kids. It is also very important that children understand basic water safety skills.


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


I introduce the student to the water and how to be comfortable in it. I developed stroke technique activities and created exercises to increase endurance and sustainability. I provide techniques to increase general knowledge and level of responsibility through swimming and water polo lessons.


I have a much more developed background and experience in the field than you will find at your local swim camps at community pools.


I teach private swim lessons. For more info, contact me. I work from Monday to Thursday in the afternoon. I am flexible with the schedule.


My name is Nichole, and I have a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science. I am also a registered yoga teacher. I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years and swam at the collegiate level for 4 years.


I have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 4, and I have been coaching for more than 10 years. I have taught everything, from children how to swim to training adults for triathlons.


My name is Oleg Litvinov. I teach private swim lessons for competitive swimmers, triathletes, open water swimmers or those who just want to learn how to swim. My credentials are as follows: * 1984: Soviet Union National Champion * 1982 - 1986: Moldavian National Champion * 1990: Graduated Sport Academy of Russia * 1990 - 1996: Assistant Coach of Moldavian National Team * 1996 - 2001: Age Group Coach of USF San Francisco * 1998 - Present: Masters Coach of Presidio YMCA San Francisco * 20 years of experience in working with children and adults I can provide everything, from basic swimming instructions to advanced competitive techniques in all four strokes/starts/turns as well as workout programs to build speed, strength and endurance.

Q & A

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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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