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Hollister Swimming Instructors

Browse these swimming lessons for children with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hollister.

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gary D.
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Jay is not only a great martial arts instructor but more importantly to me - he helps kids understand important life lessons. He talks to his kids a lot about being responsible and holds them accountable. He is a rare find.

Zach's Swim Instruction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Racy C.
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My 6 year old has made amazing progress in just 3 lessons, where she started from not wanting her face to get wet to jumping in the pool, back floating, etc. Now my cousin wants her child to also take lessons with Zach. Highly recommend.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephen L.
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Aaron has been teaching my son swimming daily in the past week. He’s really patient and great to work with my ten year old. The progress can really be seen. Thank you for the hard work, Aaron !

StarSwim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry L.
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Excellent swim instruction for my 5.5 year old. Very technique oriented yet in a fun and friendly way. She won't learn any bad habits and is learning the strokes in the proper manner. My daughter can not wait to go back for swim lessons every week!

The Joy of Swimming
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Rebecca C.
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    Both my son and daughter attended The Joy of Swimming School for several summers. The instructors were very patient and fun. The kids looked forward to going to swim lessons. My son learned how to swim from one end of the pool to the other and dive. My daughter used to cling to my neck tightly, but now she loves to jump into the pool and swim. It's great to know that they both know water safety and know what to do if they fall in the water. They also have experience working with special needs kids.

    Alla T.
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    We had Sam as an instructor for our two boys at summer 2015. Boys enjoyed lessons very much and we can see their progress right away. He helped them with their strokes and technique. He was very professional ,always on time, good communicator , never missed a lesson. I would strongly recommend him as a swimming instructor .

    California Swim Expert
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nidhi S.
    Verified review

    Awesome coach and person! My son loved the instructions and he lost the fear of water.!!! Highly Recommended.

    Swimming Lessons
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      I do private and semi-private lessons. I have 36 years of experience. For the first 6 years, I was a volunteer with my father, who was a coach at the collegiate level. I have 30 years of professional experience in teaching aquatics to children and elderly.

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      I teach kids and adults of all ages how to be water safe and swim correctly in a fun and enjoyable way. Don't let those summer vacations go to waste! I guarantee quick results in the pool!

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      I will tutor in any subject area commonly covered in elementary school. If I don't know it, I will learn it. I love learning, and I want the chance to pass that love on. I've also been a swimmer for over 6 year and was captain of my high school swim team.

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      I teach swimming. I have five years of experience. I am also CPR certified, first aid and safety certified, and lifeguard certified.

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      I stimulate, motivate and encourage students' well-being by engaging the mind and body through the art of swimming.

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      I teach swimming lessons to all ages and all levels! I have some customers who are just looking for a workout, while others I work with, to overcome their fear of the water.

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      I am currently going to school to become an elementary school teacher.I have more than 6 years of experience with 6 month old children and up. I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my skills, feel free to contact me with any questions.

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      I teach everything from basic swimming skills to beginners' and water safety to advanced swimmers looking advanced techniques and race analysis.

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      I teach people how to swim from beginner to advance, getting them comfortable in the water. All ages are welcome.

      • 7 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We provide an at home service as convenience to you. We developed our training system with current swimming and fitness techniques, psychology, human mechanics, and physics. On average students over the age of 8 learn how to swim or see fitness results in 8 lessons. We are currently working to bring these numbers down.

      • 48 years in business
      About

      The pool is heated, which is nice. Lowest teacher to student ratio around! The swim lesson prices are the lowest around! There are showers in the bathrooms. There is Free Wifi. It's a family oriented pool and neighborhood. Lots of parking.

      • 19 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I'm very good at what I do. I save life's young old it dose not matter. You have the well I well be the one to teach you.

      • 18 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I love to teach babies on how to survive in the water. There's no more drownings. It's my passion to help people of all ages learn to swim and have fun in the water.

      • 20 years in business
      About

      As a swim instructor, my students, children or adult, learn to not be fearful of the water and are very proud of their accomplishments. Students usually accomplish more than they anticipate. For me, the instructor, it gives me great joy to see students develop their water safety skills. treading water and swim adaptability. Judith Tiger

      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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