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LongFin Swim & Yoga
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harshita M.
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Everyone advised me against learning swimming as an adult but I took a chance with Veronique as my swimming-instructor and she proved everyone wrong. I am a BIG person and she made me overcome all my phobias and helped me learn. She is a really patient teacher and respects your limitations, and yet pushes you subtly to get out of your comfort zone. I am really happy that I found her and I highly recommend her as a swimming instructor for both kids and adults.The best part is she slips in a little bit of workout and Yoga tips into your swimming class, which helps you A LOT once you are in water and actually swimming :)

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 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
Angela G.
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I hired Alyssa for 5 lessons for my daughter (G). (G) always seemed to be struggling in group classes. Alyssa quickly identified (G) had been given poor instruction and worked with her to correct her technique. I loved how Alyssa walked beside (G) on each lap - she was never more than 5 feet away, so was able to accurately communicate what was needed next for continual improvement.

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.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Akshat K.
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Aaron is awesome, for a number of different reasons. Learning swimming as an adult(29 years old) is difficult mostly because many swimming lessons and schools are geared toward teaching kids. I stumbled across Aaron on Thumbtack and have been grateful that the lessons with him could be arranged. He always pushes you to do more, while constantly being appreciative of what you have learned so far. I was glad I could fail so many times(still do) while swimming and still have the enthusiasm to not give up, thanks to him! He understands the gaps which can prevent you from excelling and brings in the gear(fins, kickboard etc.)/expertise needed to help you excel. He's always punctual(sorry for the times I was late lol) and always communicates about any changes in schedule beforehand. Hire Aaron and you won't be disappointed! Thanks again Aaron!

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.

missjeanswimming
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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We come from the City for swim lessons with Ms. Jean. She has been great with my 11 year old and the improvement in his swimming is clearly visible each lesson. It's both fun and productive.

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!

  • 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!

California Swim Expert
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nidhi S.
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Awesome coach and person! My son loved the instructions and he lost the fear of water.!!! Highly Recommended.

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

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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 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 teach the basic four strokes. I also will help any fear or phobias of drowning get resolved with a for-sure-to-stay above-water tread and float. I will teach how to safely and properly dive, and if interested, how to compete in a professional swimming meet.

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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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Because I connect well with kids, and am passionate about swimming, I can easily help your child in pursuing whatever level they hope to achieve, regardless of their first impressions of the water. They'll love swimming!

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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