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Oakland Preschool Swimming Instructors

Browse these preschool swimming lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Hung L.
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Scott is a great swim instructor. I could barely swim before and in just a couple of weeks, I'm swimming laps. I still have a ways to go to be 100% comfortable in water but I'm getting better after every session. Scott also provides great recaps of our drills and what I can improve on after every session. He also reviews videos of me swimming and is able to provide actionable suggestions on how to improve in between sessions. I highly recommend Scott for adults learning to swim proficiently and also for people looking to swim recreationally at a high level because I'm swimming 10x better than when we started a few weeks ago.

Maki Swim School
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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I have been taking adult swim lessons for the past few months and have been very pleased with Maggie as my instructor. She customized the learning to focus on not only swimming efficiency, but also techniques that are critical for when I am in the ocean body boarding. Maggie very good at explaining the how and why and provides good practice tips. The prices are very fair and the ambiance makes you feel like you at ease. It never feels like you are rushed and they also allow practice when there are no lessons.

  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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Alyssa is a great swim teacher. In one summer, she transformed my four year old son from someone who was afraid to even enter the water to someone who loves cannon balling into the swimming pool. She focuses on safety skills and makes the class fun for the kids. Highly recommend!

Anna Water Safe Mermaid
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deepa K.
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Anna was my son's swim coach in Menlo swim and sport. My son had taken swim lessons elsewhere in the past. We were not too happy with them. Our first coach in Menlo swim wasnt too impressive either. But, Lindsey, the manager there recommended Anna to us stating that Anna is a very patient and skilled coach. She was indeed right. My son learnt a lot from her in a very short period of time and he improved vastly. I'd highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to coach your child.

Safe and Happy Swimming
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy C.
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I highly recommend Ara as a swimming instructor. Especially if you have a scared or reluctant lil swimmer. She was patient and very experienced. She's the best book her right away.

StarSwim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I teach all ages to swim and enjoy the water. I offer swimming or water exercise for fun, fitness and relaxation. Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you!

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    Hello! My name is Jen, and I'm a 26-year-old assistant aquatic director at U.C. Berkeley who would love nothing more than to teach you or your child to swim. Swimming and swimming instruction are my passions that I enjoy sharing with others. I have 10 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages, including children with fear of water, special needs, and other specific circumstances. I have experience coaching swimming at the masters level and waterpolo. I am lifeguard and lifeguard instructor certified, emergency medical responder certified as well as CPR certified for the professional rescuer (adult and pediatric). I live in the Oakland area, but would be willing to travel in the evenings to either teach at your home or local community pool. Swim lessons can be expensive and often impersonal. As someone who has worked in aquatic programs for a long time, my wish is that your child will get a quality experience at a cost less than what you would pay at a swim school. My rates are as follows: * A single private lesson (30 minutes) -- $40 * A package of five private lessons -- $175 * A package of 10 private lessons -- $300 Before any lessons are taught, a swim lesson agreement will be signed as well as payment in full. Because I work full-time, I will only be taking on one to two clients depending on location and the amount of lessons that are paid for. I have references available upon request, who would be more than willing to speak on my behalf. Have a great day!

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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 am friendly and outgoing with unlimited patience and a love of what I do! I am prompt and diligent when working on a project.

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    I have been an aquatics instructor at the University of California at San Francisco for the past five years. I have been the top requested instructor averaging over 40 clients per week. I have all of my certifications up-to-date: CPR, first aid, and lifeguarding. I have had five years of experience working with special needs children and adults. I have volunteered for the Challenged Athletes Foundation as a swim instructor for children with prosthetics. You will see an improvement in your swimming after a few classes together. This is guaranteed!

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    We utilize a method that gives results! The Neuma Swim School is a traveling swim lesson service that offers lessons at the location of your convenience, from San Mateo to Palo Alto. We also have a location in the San Mateo and Belmont area for your convenience. Our philosophy was developed by an instructor with over a decade of experience in teaching everything, from swim lessons to water fitness, coaching competitive swim teams and cross training teams, and working with all ages from 6 months to 85 years old. Whether brand new to swimming or a seasoned swimmer looking to improve your stroke, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. Explore our school, and discover the Neuma Swim School difference!

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    I have been swimming for many years. I was on swim teams. I have taken lifeguard classes and have trained others already. It is encouraging to be able to do what you hope you can. I can help you.

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

    • 2 years in business
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    Because my background has been in competitive aquatics, I have been able to create a lesson plan that is geared towards competitive development. My belief is that it is important to learn how to swim as you would compete with it for the best results. It is important to learn technically vs practically. The swim lessons that I offer are completely tailored to my clients and their goals. I have been teaching swim lessons privately and for other swim schools locally for over 5 years years while continuing to train as a collegiate athlete. As new techniques and cutting edge systems are brought up through my training, I integrate them into my swim process for the most current and advanced guidance for maximum results.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I inspire people of all ages to live buoyantly by learning how to swim -- to experience comfort, to develop confidence, and to compete in the water. For over 10 years, I have effectively taught students of all ages swimming and water-safety skills. The following are my skills and attributes: * Enthusiastically interested to teach children and adults how to swim * Well-rounded with training in lake, pool, and ocean environments * Adaptive to teach individuals of different ages and of different abilities * Creative and patient, to ensure participants have a positive experience * Proactive, to keep aquatic environments safe and well-maintained I am a Palo Alto based aquatic professional with 10 years of success in teaching children and adults to swim for comfort, confidence, and competition. Live buoyantly. Learn to swim. Take the plunge. Call today!

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    We offer infant through adult learn-to-swim programs. We have a warm indoor pool with experienced, caring instructors. We're open from Monday to Saturday in San Mateo. Our second site is opening in San Carlos on March 12. Our students and parents love the lessons.

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

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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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    We are a family-owned and -operated summer learn-to-swim program offering lessons in the Tri Valley area. For over 25 years, we have been offering swim lessons for ages 18 months to adult. We are proud to have the smallest group classes in the area, with a maximum of 3 students per class. We offer clients group, private, parent/tot and stroke and conditioning classes. All are for a very affordable price; group lessons are $100 for 8 lessons. Daily lessons and very small group classes are a great combination for swimming success. Trained staff are dedicated to promoting water safety, fitness and fun. It's the only sport/lesson that can save your child's life!

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