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Palo Alto Swim Instructors

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LongFin Swim & Yoga
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chai C.
Verified review

I had a great time with Veronique last Sunday. Starting from the floor exercises to the actual swim lesson. She taught me a lot of things that I haven't seen or learn from the other instructors in the past. Looking forward to work with her in perfecting my swim skills :)

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Suzie Dods Swim Coaching
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chihori L.
Verified review

First of all, the best thing about her lesson was showing me how much fun it is to swim in open water. Luckily I had Suzie’s private lesson to introduce me to swimming in AP. She taught me the basics, such as how to enter the water and be at ease in a cold water. Also, she gave me clear, practical advice for my goal of swimming from Alcatraz: starting from a boat entry, directions to AP, pacing, and coping with cramps, choppy water, etc. She always provides encouragement, as well as tells me how to improve. As a beginner, I learned many techniques in a short time, but more importantly she teaches how great open-water swimming is! Thank you, Suzie.

Life Sherpa Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael G.
Verified review

Exactly what you need and then some in a very supportive, chill environment. I have been working with Conrad Sherby. I started occasionally with him 3 years ago at the big, shiny gym (that I still appreciate). If you continue to take Conrad's suggestions on a regular basis, you can make real progress, injury free, in multiple physical and mental facets. The guy is extremely mature, educated, worldly and is helpful on many levels. Most importantly, he LISTENS to what you want to achieve. He seems to like clients who have had injuries, or difficult biologies, and to work with them to make them more successful than they thought they could be. I have never felt judged by him if I don't do what I agreed to. I just know I will not reach my goals in the anticipated time if I don't deliver. My main problem is to make myself work as hard when I am on my own as paying a trainer for more than a couple of times a week is not realistic. Some advantages of Conrad are that he has a strong background in nutrition not just in exercise physiology and he can help with swimming off-site if you make arrangements. At the facility, I recognize a lot of the trainers as the better ones from other local facilities. My observation is there are all levels of clients from teenagers working out their excess testosterone to much older people looking to maintain their health. The environment is very relaxed and respectful. Plenty of equipment but of the weights, cables, balls, kettle bell variety. It doesn't have lots of single muscle LifeFitness or Nautilus equipment as that is not their approach. Functional, multi-muscle exercises is the philosophy. You don't pay a facility fee; you pay what you work out with your trainer. The facility is covered. It is extremely clean. There are bathrooms that double as a changing area but there is no shower. It is not a spa type gym. It's a training/workout place that smells nice and is clean and well equipped. I like my time there and have lots of respect for Conrad and am impressed by the other trainers I see working with their clients.

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tomo G.
Verified review

Scott has been training me at the YMCA for my first triathlon. Since it is my first one and I don't know anything, he has been super helpful. He is very knowledgable about body mechanics and form on the bike, running, swimming and strength training, which is helpful in improving your performance and in preventing injuries. Scott is also has a deep understanding of nutrition and how that helps your training. He is also very friendly and helpful with any questions.

Anna Water Safe Mermaid
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deepa K.
Verified review

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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 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!

Maki Swim School
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

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.

Executive Wellness Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Smriti M.
Verified review

Coach Brett was fun, patient, and encouraging! He explained all the moves clearly, helped me understand what to correct each time, and was very supportive when I hit well. He is a former pro, and clearly loves the game. He was also great about working through logistics and scheduling to set this up. I'm looking forward to more lessons with him!

StarSwim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry L.
Verified review

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
  • New on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
Verified review

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.

Fuqua Fitness Adventures
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Polly B.
Verified review

I've been swimming with Fana for over five years now and she's awesome! This isn't your standard drill and kill group. She works on stroke technique to help avoid injury and mixes up the strokes to keep the workouts interesting. As a result, my swim times are faster and I haven't missed workouts due to sore shoulders etc.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

The Swimming Swan consists of highly experienced Swim Instructors, Certified Lifeguards and USA Certified Swim Coaches. Our staff are passionate professionals that have backgrounds in swimming and teaching with a combined average of 7.8 years. Prices depend on the number of swimmers in the group - the more swimmers, the more of a decrease in cost. (Please see website) We travel to any backyard pool or community pool to give our communities an alternative Aquatics approach that is flexible and convenient for the busy family. We also provide private pool party Lifeguard services to keep your guests safe and under the watchful eye of a professional.

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I will help you fine tune your skills for adventure in hopes of leading you to a more joyful life. With lots of customer experience over the years, I have decided to help people do what I enjoy the most, and that's experience all that life and adventure have to offer.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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 became a swimming trainer because it's my passion. I started swimming when I was just 10 years old, and I love yoga too.

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I am an experienced swimmer and personal trainer. I have a positive, goal-based personalized training program design. I am a NASM certified personal trainer and also am CPR/AED certified. Results are guaranteed. I have years of experience teaching swimming to all age groups.

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

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I can teach all ages and can handle private/semi-private and group! I emphasize heavily on techniques and constructing correct streamline postures, from beginner to competitive levels. I was in youth competitive swimming team in early age. I'm an ASCA swim coach member and USA swimming coach member. I strongly believe everybody can learn how to swim, and it's never too late to learn! I will provide high-quality professional service!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a professional swimming instructor, with over 25 years of experience in the sport of swimming. I work with people of all ages.

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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Forty years teaching experience. Many, many happy customers.

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