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Elk Grove Swimming Lessons Instructors

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Ronen Grosz
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia K.
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Ronen, is the most kindest and caring young man I have ever met. He came for private lessons for my great granddaughter Addi which is 7. He was so patient with her and she learned more in two weeks, then she learned in a whole summer with other lessons. He made he want to do great, he praised her every time she did well and encouraged when she did not. If you ever need someone to teach your child swimming lessons , Ronen is the very best and you will not be disappointed.

from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Erin was a wonderful swim instructor! As an adult, I was nervous about learning how to swim, but Erin was supportive and attentive during our swim lessons. By the last lesson, I was jumping into the deep end of the pool. Erin taught me the fundamentals of swimming and I'm forever grateful. Her warm and encouraging personality made learning how to swim very fun. Thank you Erin!

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!

Eric W.
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My son's swim lessons with Valerie was nothing short of amazing. She turned my son's fear of the water into a fun experience with him. She gave him the confidence to be comfortable in the water. She was patient and my son loved her. He also has the skills now on how to be safe in the water.

Andy Lamb Aquatics
from 1 review
    Samantha S.
    Verified review

    Coach Andy has been awesome with the kids that I nanny (8 and 11 years old, competitive swimmers). They have dropped time significantly, gotten their stroke technique down a lot better, and are getting DQ less and less. For lessons, they fight over who gets to work with him first! He is very encouraging and patient with them as they work on their strokes. They have a great time! I highly recommend this instructor.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jacki B.
    Verified review

    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.

    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alin T.
    Verified review

    first lesson went great, looking forward to next weeks's lessons!


    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.


    I am starting up my new swim club. I teach all ages from infants to adults. I started competitive swimming at 4 and swam all through high school and college. I lifeguarded for 10 years and taught swim lessons.


    I teach basic water safety and swimming techniques. I also teach strokes and how to tread water. I teach all ages


    I teach swimming lessons from the mommy-and-I level (6 months to 2 years) to adults and those with limited mobility.


    I teach swimming lesson to kids or adults of any age. The youngest I've taught is a 2 month old. I have been teaching lessons for at least 10 years now.

    • 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.


    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.


    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.


    I can provide swim lessons to all ages, from beginner to competitive stroke technique. You provide the location; I'll provide the instruction.


    I can teach anyone to swim, from getting comfortable in the water to diving and learning strokes for competitive swimming. I am a certified swimming instructor and also certified with CPR and first aid.

    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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