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Lil' Guppies Swim School
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia D.
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Love my swim instructor. After first lesson, really feel comfortable with her and look forward to learning how to swim. Appreciate the quick response from them.

Coach Eugene's Swim Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Yelena N.
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Eugene is very nice and easy to work with, I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to swim no matter what your age or level is. Eugene has a great balance between strict and nurturing that children need. His approach really helped my son to build his confidence which I think is half the battle to get anyone swimming. I recommend him to anyone looking for swim lessons.

Swimming with Helen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Hariati T.
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Helen is great instruction for my son. She is very gentle with kids. I also like is she is very flexible with her schedule. My son improved lots from taking swimming lessons from her. I would highly recommend her to anyone who are interesting of taking swim lesson.

Primal, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yakira R.
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Working with Prinal for two adult swimming lessons was a solid experience. Anastasia was early for our appointment & as soon as she walked in she puts you at ease. The lesson was fun, informative & more of a workout than expected. My friend & I both workout on a regular basis & this lesson was a bit of a workout in itself. Looking forward to more 🏊‍♀️ lessons!

Joanna Antoniuk
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Katrin T.
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My 3 year old loves the water, but it takes him rather long to warm up to new people. My husband and I were both incredibly surprised when we saw how well he concentrates during his lessons. He made such good progress and, more importantly, he has a lot of fun. When we take him to the pool to play now he is actually disappointed when Miss Joanna isn't there to teach him... You can tell that she has a lot of experience and passion for the sports and knows how to inspire even the little ones. I highly recommend her.

Katie Greene
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Alexa A.
Verified review

Katie tailored my private yoga lessons to alleviate symptoms of my chronic autoimmune disorder. She is patient, sympathetic and, most of all, kind. She listens actively and asks great questions -- her ability to communicate well greatly enhanced my experience with her.

GT training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Ellen S.
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Awesome work with those guys, I took first the personal training with Tiago and than I started to swim with Gustavo.

Aurelie Arnaud
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
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Great Instructor! My son was scare of swimming but after the first lesson he loves swimming. Lily made my son feel comfortable in the water.

Unanimous swimmers
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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A New Wave
4.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy L.
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So far so good-only had 1 lesson

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I teach kids and adults how to swim. Any age can learn. I have had more than 6 years of experience in swimming. I teach all strokes and treading.

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We provide all aquatic safety courses to the community like swim lessons, lifeguarding classes, and first aid classes. The majority of the staff have been successful in the profession for more than 10 years.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have a lot of patients with young children. I know that every child is different in the water. I try to teach them as many skills as possible.

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I am an enthusiastic and qualified swim instructor with verifiable experience.

  • 23 years in business
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Basic information about fear of water and how to swim slow and how to swim for long time. How can we rest in water while we swimming. Some interesting technic of swimming that kind of fun. And more ...

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I'm a recent Berkeley graduate. I have swam all my life, played water polo for Berkeley, and love teaching people how to swim. I don't require minimum or maximum age limits. I'm also a native Spanish speaker. I'm an experienced teacher in both, and can help you reach your goals.

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I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 8 years. I have instructed and coached all levels of swimming (kindergarden to triathlon training). I am American Red Cross certified for Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid.

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I have swam competitively, from grade school to high school, and I have also taught swimming since junior high to present. I know CPR and first-aid, and I am fluent in the American sign language. I teach from infants to adults and help and condition competitive swimmers, guide fitness-lap swimmers, teach fitness water aerobics, open-water swimmers, recreational swimmers, therapeutic swimmers, and help former swimmers.

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I am a highly qualified teacher specializing in private instruction in all levels, from beginners to advanced. I have a beautiful studio. I provide harp music for the following: * Weddings * Birthday Parties * Cocktail Receptions * Restaurants * Church Services * Private Lessons

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Golden Swim Aquatics fulfills your children's needs to enjoy the water in a safe and proficient manner. By learning water safety skills and stroke techniques, they will soon be confident in making a splash into the pool or enjoying the sun at the beach. We offer great experienced instructors, competitive prices, top-of-the-line customer service, and a chance for you to watch your child develop into a great swimmer.

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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Need a Swimming Instructor

Santa Maria, CA

  • Swimming skill level
    Beginner
  • Swimming goal(s)
    Other (Baby and me)
  • Student's age
    Child
  • Details
    I have a six year old that swims comfortably and a three year old and two year old

Need Swimming Lessons for a Beginner

Maywood, CA

  • Goal
    Other (lose weight and get in shape)
  • Skill level
    Beginner
  • Age
    Adult
  • Details
    I want to lose weight and get in shape. Base on my understanding swimming works.
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