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  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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I hired Christine to work with my 12-year-old daughter, who is a year-round swimmer. I've seen lots of young athletes who get injured by spending too much time focusing on practicing only their particular sport. (My daughter included.) Read "Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports' and you'll learn that it's imperative that athletes practice smarter, not simply harder. Training with Christine has given my daughter a huge advantage by increasing her core strength. But it's also done wonders for her mental edge. Christine is a former collegiate swimmer and coach, so not only has the physical training helped, she has given incredible advice to help my daughter complete. Times have dropped and confidence has skyrocketed. My daughter loves working out with Christine--she's fun, she's upbeat, she's cool. And she goes the extra mile. She genuinely cares about each and every client. She even came to a meet to watch my daughter swim and then was able to see what they needed to work on. (Turns looked slow so more leg work to explode off the wall.) I recommend a trainer for your young athlete--boy or girl. It's so important to train smart and get a well-rounded workout. But I *absolutely* recommend Christine Herr if you want your athlete to ENJOY the workout!

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Smashby Training
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Gleidd G.
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I just started swimming lessons with Smashby training and My overall experience so far has been great! I learned more with him in one day lesson than I learned with my previous swimming coach in a 3 day lesson! I am a beginner when it comes to learn how to properly swim. I believe He is going to help me achieve my goal! Thank you!

Chara Swims
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Zheralyn Z.
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Chara has been great to work with! Very flexible with schedule, super friendly, and I've enjoyed my swim lessons so far!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie O.
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Been training with Dave for about 3 years. Through that time I have had increase of confidence, more power with striking and kicking, and even more of a tactical mind when it comes to sparing. Dave treats and speaks to me as an adult, and always willing to help me improve in areas of weakness both felt and observed. Never is a lesson nor the time wasted.

Lexi's Swim School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia C.
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I hired Lexi to teach my son to swim, and I was incredibly impressed with her attentiveness, kindness, patience and expertise. Adam loved having Lexi as his teacher, and looked forward to lessons with her. Lexi taught him how to perform all the swimming strokes perfectly, and helped him to feel very comfortable in the water. In addition, she made the learning aspect fun for Adam. I am very pleased with Lexi, and highly recommend her as a swim teacher. She is extremely experienced with all the strokes, diving, and all aspects of aquatics.

Swim Lessons by Liz
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby R.
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I have taken several lessons with Liz and she has been great. She has helped me improve my stroke and swimming...a lot! I leave every lesson with personal drills and skills to practice.

One World Aquatics
5.0
from 1 review
    Tina R.
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    At the age of 50 I decided it was time to overcome my fear of water and learn to swim. Carolyn helped me do that. It takes a special kind of teacher to guide someone through their fear. Besides skills they must have empathy, kindness, and patience...lots of patience. Carolyn has it all. I've learned to swim, snorkel and as of last week, I am now a certified diver. To think just a year ago I was afraid to walk near the deep end of the pool. I couldn't have done it without you, Carolyn. Thank you.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Hi there! I am a mobile certified swim instructor, which means I come to you! Whether it's your neighborhood/community pool or the pool in your back yard, I can provide a safe, fun and professional swimming experience with results in the first lesson! I take the time out to understand my swimmer's challenges in the water while working with their strengths to develop skills based in confidence and control. A typical lesson usually runs about 30 mins; 20 mins for toddlers due to their attention spans. I like working with swimmers 1-on-1, giving us time to focus and build on fundamental skills so that we can progressively move to the next level, but can accomodate groups. My lessons are generally routine when it comes to the essentials (bubbles/breath control, floats, kicks, coordination, jumps, front and back swimming & water entry/exit), but each lesson is taught with you in mind. #ForeverSummer special! Book thru the end of August and receive $10 off your first lesson! 1-on-1 swimming lessons for all ages.

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    I want more people to learn about music and extracurricular activities so we can have a better world, a world without violence or anything related to that because music is beauty and there can't be anything negative in beauty.

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    I provide yoga classes for individuals or groups, specializing in modifications and special needs. I do private lessons, corporate/workplace yoga, fitness center instruction, and special event classes.

    • 3 years in business
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    I truly love teaching kids how to swim and I always make sure they are not only learning but having fun, because swimming is meant to be a joyful experience. I am also a certified lifeguard and I have completed a swim instructor traing program.

    • 5 years in business
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    I have the experience and the story to backup what I say. Whether it is dancing or health related, I remember what it felt like to feel hopeless and I know how to fix it.

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    I am extremely experienced. I have worked with kids ages 5-18 and all levels of experience within the sport.

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    I swam from 4 to 18 competitively. I started coaching swimming when I was 11 and coached till I was 18. I then coached again after college for 4 years. I am the go-to instructor for the tough cases. When everyone else fails, I don't. When odd hours don't work for others, I make them work for me.

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    As a former SEAL, I can teach all levels of swimming. I'm Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certified and enthusiastic about teaching children and young adults how to swim.

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    As a swimmer for over 15 years and an instructor for more than three, I have the passion and I know how to help all ages reach their swimming goals and have fun doing it.

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    I teach children and adults the basic needs on how to swim. I am a certified WSI and certified in CPR and first aid training.

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    We are a recreation center with an indoor pool. We have qualified swim instructors to instruct group or private lessons. We offer a 30-minute lesson from ages 6 months to the tri-athletic.

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    I was a competitive swimmer for a few years while growing up! I love to work with the kids and get them comfortable with the water. I also love being able to teach them basic swimming skills to keep them above the water! I don't want to spend money to send a quote. I charge $20-$40 a session that's for an hour up to 2 hours. Feel free to text me for quotes. I do have to take the bus, FYI. I am normally free Wednesdays and Thursdays! I look forward to speaking to you!

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    15 years of competitive swimming experience; multiple Colorado age group state records

    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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