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from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
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Liz has done a great job working with my 2 children who are somewhat reluctant when it comes to learning to swim. She has made them feel more confident and have fun at the same time!

Swimming Lessons
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    Pete H.
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    A knowledgeable, very patient and extremely motivational instructor.

    Mrs C's Swim School, LLC
    from 2 reviews
      Kristin M.
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      My daughter took swimming lessons with Meredith C. when she was around 5 yrs old. Meredith was patient, kind, safe and fun! My daughter loved the classes and improved a lot!

      Swim & Play Wallingford
      from 2 reviews
      • 14 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Rebecca N.
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      Swimming instruction has been excellent, my kids have improved with every lesson

      Yani's Swim Lessons
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Ken H.
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      Yani was very good with the kids as well as professional. We called her back for an unplanned second lesson during the week because she was so good with our daughter.

      CT Swim
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Amy W.
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      Her passion truly shines through when seeing her in her element. She's patient, professional, and truly goes above and beyond for her clients.

      • 5 years in business

      I give one-on-one swimming instruction. I work at your child's pace using the American Red Cross level structure.Safety and Comfort in the water are my first priorities.


      Hi! My name is Ashley and I have been working in the aquatics industry for 8 years now. From teaching infants to adults, coaching swim teams, and being the Aquatics Director and Site Manager for multiple pools, I am ready to help you reach your goals on the water!


      I love to teach competitive and non-competitive swimming to beginners, intermediate and advanced swimmers and triathletes. Plus; I am a YMCA lifeguard certifier and trainer for CPR Pro, First Aid and O2. I am presently a master swim coach and an NCAA swim official.


      I'm a 21-year-old college student who has been a swim instructor for 6 years and a volunteer/assistant swim coach.

      • 10 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      I specialize in infant aquatics and survival swimming. I can have a small child swimming the length of a pool within a few weeks, as opposed to year after year of swimming lessons. My job is to get your child safe around the water as quickly as possible, so that if he/she falls in this summer, they will have the ability to save themselves from a potential drowning situation. I am the only Instructor in the state of Connecticut, and have trained over 750 children. The families who have worked with me are thrilled with the speed and quality of their childrens' training and have written wonderful letters of recommendation, which can be seen on my website.


      I've been swimming for over 10 years. I swam competitively in high school and I am now the assistant head coach of the swim team at a pool club in North Salem.


      Because I have a wife, child and other activities, I can work up to 3 days per week, 1 hour per day.


      I recently graduated from UCLA, as a 4 year student athlete and All-American on the UCLA Women's Swim Team. I have been teaching swim lessons to both kids and adults for 5 years now.


      I was a professional swimmer, part of a division 1 college summer program for four years and part of the national team of Morocco for eight years. While I was in college, I volunteered to teach kids and grown-ups how to swim.

      • 39 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      We believe swimming is essential to a child's development. We strive to make your child a better swimmer and have respect for the water. We offer classes for children starting at six months old to adults. We offer both group lessons and private lessons. Our group lesson program boasts a low child to instructor ratio of 4:1.


      I have a certification in physical education, health, fitness, and teaching swimming. I have coached at the high school level for 14 years in track and field.


      We provide 15 min Longer and more effective private swim lessons at a low rate!


      Previous swim instructor and lifeguard, 6 years of experience.


      Using my skills gained from four years of swim team and three years of teaching public swim lessons, I can enable students of all ages to be better swimmers.


      I am able and willing to instruct clients in the mechanics, rules, and "way of the game" of basketball, golf, and swimming. My specialty is swimming, and I have taught upwards of 75 children, young teenagers, and several adults on how to swim efficiently and safely.

      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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      Smithtown, NY

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        Looking for private lessons in instructors pool (I don't have one) 3 kids, ages 4& 6. 6 yr old beginner, 4 yr olds no lessons. Hoping for 1-2 x a week, schedule can be flexible.
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