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  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Celeste W.

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I had my first swim lesson with Veronique last Friday and she was lovely. She is very focused and professional, but she also brings a child-like sense of fun to the physical challenges of swimming. As people have mentioned, she does the first half of the lesson in the air and the second half in the water. It's interesting to translate the physics of open-air efforts into the water. I have my second lesson tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.

Sarah B.

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Swimming instruction for my 5 and 6 year olds. So far, after just 2 classes, my little one is excited to dive into the water for toys. My older one is still very scared. Overall, I'd say she is making incredible strides in such a short amount of time. I am excited to see what the future classes hold.

Chai C.

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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 :)

  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Karen S.

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I'm currently taking lessons with Marlee and it's been a couple of months now. She has helped me to slowly get over my fear of the water and gotten me from basic floats to the crawl stroke to the breast stroke. I feel like I've made so much progress with her that it's been all worth it. I previously had an experience with a YMCA instructor and he simply increased my fear. It has felt amazing to be able to move in the water more fearlessly and getting from one point to another. I would definitely recommend Marlee :)

Judie C.

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My 7 year old is taking lessons this summer with Sutara and she is wonderful. I've seen tremendous improvement and confidence building in just a few lessons. All the communication and booking has been through Marlee and she has been professional, dependable, and easy to work with. I'll definitely book more future lessons.

Lucy O.

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We've only had a first session of 30min - so, obviously, we're not swimmers yet! However, we can say that our confidence has increased and we're looking forward to the next lessons with Marlee.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mountain View, CA

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.

Rituja G.

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Anna has been a wonderful instructor. My daughter improved on her swimming skills tremendously. Anna has been able to teach the swimming techniques to my 4 year old daughter despite their short attention span.

Yue X.

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She is now teaching four of our kids ages 5 to 8 and she is absolutely wonderful!! Thank you Anna

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Tomo G.

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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.

Patrick W.

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Scott has been an amazing triathlon coach. Each workout session is unique and challenging, and Scott really knows how to keep motivating you to push harder. He really goes above and beyond, not only during the workout sessions, but also providing nutritional advice and other health tips. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested!

Monika N.

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The Best Professional Trainer I have worked with! Excellent understanding of kinesiology and sports training ranging from beginners to professional athletes. Scott designs quality custom training programs for individuals.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

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.

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!

Thumbtack Customer

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Alyssa was immediately able to identify corrections that I needed to make to my stroke to improve my efficiency. She gave me continual feedback, and by the end of the lesson I was already about 20secs faster in my 100yd time.

  • 27 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

Amanda M.

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My 2 year old son started out with me in the Fish class (mommy & me style) at Maki Swim School. Once that was done, I moved him to semi-private 2-1 lessons as he was becoming more comfortable in the water, and would learn a lot more not being attached to mommy. He's making great strides, and he really enjoys his time with instructor Maggie. Not only has my son done well in learning to swim here, but they've been very flexible with scheduling as well. A huge plus when running around with a toddler.

Jeanette V.

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Phenomenal school and staff! Maki Swim taught my three kids water safety and how to swim. This is the BEST swim school. I would give them 10 stars if I could!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Livermore, CA

Beverly V.

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I needed to improve my stroke and Ara had me better by my 4th lap. She's great with communication, demonstration, and seeing things that's can be improved upon. I've had 2 lessons and will be doing 2 more before my first real triathlon in 10 yrs. fun fun!!!

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.

Aruna G.

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Ara is very professional and punctual and excellent at teaching little kids.

  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Gatos, CA

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!

Lesley L.

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We love them, the lessons are great. My daughter loves going and is improving very quickly.

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Orinda, CA

Polly B.

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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.

Cam D.

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Fana helped me get in the best shape before my wedding. Her workouts were fun and She made sure I did things with good form, do I never got injured. Which is huge because I'm a very injury prone person. I would definitely recommend her!

Nadine T.

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Fana is very creative with designing workouts that are fun and challenging. More importantly, she helps you work on your own goals and needs. It's been over a year, and continues to be fun.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min
  • Walnut Creek, CA

Kelly M.

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Charles is an excellent swim coach. He zeroed in on what I really needed to improve to help my technique, and helped me feel more comfortable in the pool. Highly recommended hiring him as your swim coach!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pleasanton, CA

George G.

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She is very nice and very competent

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Rafael, CA

Virginia V.

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Excellent swim instructor. I am a swim instructor, and I learned some new ways to teach swimming skills to students through Jean.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Kevin B.

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Bari (Barry) was patient, kind, and experienced. His focus on safety was great. Bari was really detailed in teaching me, breathing techniques and new swimming strokes. He also taught my daughters, to be a confident and safe swimmers too! I highly recommend him for for all ages. For people how really want to learn how to swim this is you're guy!

About

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

  • Redwood City, CA

About

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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Palo Alto, CA

About

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.

About

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.

  • Vacaville, CA

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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.

  • Rohnert Park, CA

About

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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Would love an instructor to come 2-3x /week to instruct my 5.5 year old daughter and 16-month old daughter separately for a month this summer.
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