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El Cajon Swimming Lessons Instructors

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Every Body's Fit
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria P.
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Swim lessons for my grand daughter. Lori Herrea was a excellent instructor. My grand daughter learned how to be safe in water, and the proper way of breathing while swimming, I highly recommend The Swimming Swan.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Sunsational Swim School provided an exceptional swim instructor to teach my 2 6 year old kids lessons. The swim instructor worked within my schedule and came to my home pool to give the lessons. I would use this company again!

Swim with Miss Bri
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!

Learn To Swim Program
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Hoang L.
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If you are looking for an instructor who is not only a swimming expert but also extremely kind and patient, definitely consider contacting Dr. Pete. My two nephews and I received our first swim lesson from him yesterday, and it was great! Dr. Pete broke down the steps from basic holding our breath to simple swimming strokes making it easy for us to follow. The water seems friendly to me now (it didn't before), and I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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Will coached me through individual private lessons and master swimming with tremendous results. I improved my Ironman 2.4 mile swim by 37 minutes in under a year. He also improved my efficiency in the water which greatly improved my cycle time in my triathlons from 15 MPH to almost 17 MPH. His results are phenomenal and his style is friendly with lots of enthusiasm and encouragement.

My Aquatic Connection
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!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella S.
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Dayna was fantastic. Very patient and positive. After one lesson I managed to swim 4 lengths, which I've never done before. She'll be coming back to teach my son too. Highly recommend Dayna!

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Judy W.
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Natalie is a truly gifted swim instructor. My child was reluctant to get in the water but Natalie turned him into a safe and confident swimmer in no time. The lessons were always fun and her energy was always high. She is fantastic! I absolutely recommend Natalie.

Diane's swim lessons
from 1 review

    I have numerous references you can check out. My one on one lessons are focused and nonstop instruction. My goal is too achieve results quickly to give the student confidence they need to continue to learn.

    Kara Millaci
    from 1 review
      Susan B.
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      My son loved working with Kara. She was very attentive to what he needed to improve and she was very encouraging. Kara is great with kids I would recommend her to anyone that needs swim lessons

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      For me it's a honor to share my knowledge and love of the water with other. I get to see students gain confidence in themselves and pride in what they are learning.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

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


      I have over 12 years of experience in swim instructor training with all different ages and backgrounds. I've also worked as an aquatic manager and supervisor for over 5 years so safety is my number one priority! I understand how to personalize my instruction for each student based on any fears, current skills and goals.


      Because I'm willing to learn more about what i am teaching


      I'm 25 years old. I currently work for the city of San Diego as a pool guard. I've been working there for 7 years, teaching lessons and the past 2 years coaching a swim team.


      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.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I have been teaching swimming for 25 plus years. I have taught infants to adults from basic water comfort to advance skills for Tri-athletes.


      Swim Lessons San Diego offers private and semi-private swim lessons at your home pool in a fun, safe and positive learning environment. We send highly qualified swimming and water safety instructors who teach a broad range of swimmers in both ages and abilities such as infants, toddlers, children, jr. lifeguards, swim team, triathletes, and adults who have a fear of the water or who want to improve their stroke for faster, more efficient swimming without injury.


      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.


      I am a swim instructor and swim coach of seven years. I am able to teach anyone, from six months to adult the ways of the water from very beginner to advanced.

      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 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.

      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.

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