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Seaghaun Collins
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim J.
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I hired Seaghaun to give swim lessons to me and my 12 y.o. son. He easily accommodated adding my husband at the last minute. we are all at differing swim levels. he was able to access our swimming and instruct all of us in the same hour. We all were "swimming" in the first 10 minutes. 3 lessons later and I m now able to do laps! Great instructor!

It's Not TOO Late To Learn!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Monique D.
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Duane is extremely knowledgeable and have multiple techniques to help those who cannot swim. My cousin and I both travel from Southern Maryland just to take private swim lessons with Duane. The facilities are very nice and clean. My cousin and I have tried several swim classes and have failed until we found Duane! He is very responsive and have multiple openings that are convenient and reasonable. We have learned so much thus far and will continue working with him to build up to the swimming potential we know we can achieve through his lessons.

  • 15 years in business
Lee B.
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Daniel coached me in both swimming and running. He took an interest in my total conditioning as an athlete, which I really appreciated. After analyzing my gait, he was the first coach to have me alter my running stride. It made a huge difference in my race performance. Thanks, Daniel!

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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Liz is a wonderful swim instructor. Anyone interested is learning to swim should definately contact her.

DDBalance, LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsss A.
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If you are looking for a professional, competent swim instructor LOOK NO FURTHER. Devin is amazing with individuals of all ages. I have watched her provide instruction to parents as she taught “mommy and me” classes. I have also watched her instruct learn to swim classes of all levels! There’s no limit to her teaching. She is able to help one overcome their fear of the water and develop the skills that it takes to enter and safely engage in the water safely and effortlessly. She is a water guru! I have had the pleasure of watching numerous of her classes, taking her technique class, and have recommended her services to many other people who were also equally pleased. Her talents do not only stop within aquatics! I found out that she is also a massage therapist! Since I was so satisfied with the lessons she provided I also got a massage from her. Again, an amazing experience. You can tell that she loves what she does and invests in her business- I strongly recommend the services she provides because she is definitely a person who believes in quality.

Swim Lesson Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn E.
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Brittany Seldon is awesome! She is an excellent instructor and is fabulous with people young and not so young! She had a nice balance between instruction and play with my 6 yr old grandson. She has made him a more skilled swimmer and we can’t wait to see her again in the future.

Keven smith
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David L.
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I have trusted Kevin with my daughters swimming lessons for years. Great guy! With lots of experience.

The Living Fit Project
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Johanna P.
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Bree is a natural at this, she works you hard and does not allow excuses during my workouts. She is patient and will help guide you through any exercise and I really felt like I could see and feel results in just a couple of weeks working with her. I found she was a swim instructor and hired her to help with my son and his swimming improved in just 2 lessons.

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We're a level based swim instruction system that focuses on the exact skills your child needs to progress in swimming. The moment your child demonstrates a specific skill, they're advanced to the next level. We teach kids and adults how to swim quickly and efficiently.

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8 years of swim instructor experience. 6 years as a certified lifeguard and water safety instructor through the American Redcross. I have taught numerous private lessons, semi-private lessons, and group lessons. I have also taught people of all ages and abilities. I am a former competitive swimmer from Long Island, New York. For younger clients, I focus on water safety. For older clients I focus on allowing them to be comfortable in the water. I am able to adapt the lesson to any ability and age. Focus areas: water safety, floating, breathing while swimming, learning strokes, diving, flip turns, stroke refinement, swim team training, and comfort.

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Hello, everyone. I am Leah. I am a swim instructor. I've been teaching for a few years. I take my job really seriously. I love to teach. I love to see the look on their faces when they get to accomplish their goals. I became a swim instructor to help people learn how to swim, and I want to see them accomplish their goals. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push them to accomplish their goals. I feel like everyone should know how to swim. I would love to help you. I teach all ages. Yes, I am a certified swimming instructor. E-mail me if you have any questions

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I have been teaching swimming lessons for over six years now, and I really enjoy it! I have taught group and private lessons starting at six months old toddlers all the way until adults. Whether you want to have fun, prepare for a race, becoming a better swimmer, or learning to swim, I can help you accomplish your goal.

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Every parent wants the best for their child, and that’s especially true when it comes to finding the right swimming classes. But with all the options available in the Baltimore area, how do you choose? At British Swim School Northern Baltimore, we firmly believe that we offer the very best swimming classes for kids and adults in Baltimore area. We teach water safety and survival in each and every swimming class, so students have the skills they need to be water safe. We welcome parents to visit our indoor heated pool, located in the LA Fitness in White Marsh to observe our swimming classes. Here are a few common questions parents have about our program, asked and answered: What will my child learn? At British Swim School Northern Baltimore, our primary focus is always on teaching critical water safety and survival. While our curriculum varies by age and skill level, students learn many skills throughout our swim program, including: Rolling over Proper side breathing Back floating Safe pool entry and exit Flutter kicking Swim strokes and proper technique Gliding independently How to prepare for swim team competition What if my child is afraid of the water? This is a common concern for many parents. For most children, it’s a fear of the unknown. But rest assured, if your child is scared or nervous, there is no safer place for them to learn that water can be fun than at British Swim School Northern Baltimore. Our experienced instructors are fully trained to use a variety of techniques that can help your child overcome their fears, and become confident in and around the water. Who will teach my child to swim? At British Swim School Northern Baltimore, we have a fabulous group of experienced swim instructors. Chosen first for their fun personalities, patience, and enthusiasm for working with children, they are also certified in CPR and first aid, and fully trained to teach our unique methods. Teaching our students and being present to watch them grow in their water safety skills, increased self confidence and path toward a love for the water vs fear of. Also, to know that our swim school has the ability to make such a positive impact on the lives of those students we teach on a daily basis is extremely rewarding.

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I have more experience coaching all different levels of swimmers and all different ages. I've worked with people from ages 4-45 and beginners to professional swimmers.

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I am a retired competitive swimmer who has swam for 16 years, including at a division I program in college. I have coached a number of swim teams as well as conducted private lessons for over seven years.

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I have been teaching swimming for 2 years and have swam all my life. I love to teach, and it is my goal for you or someone you love to learn to swim. Shoot me an email anytime.

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Over 8 years of experience teaching swim lessons to a variety of ages and 4 years of competing as a Division I swimmer, I am confident that we can help achieve your goals. Whether you learning to swim for the first time, would like to compete in a triathlon, or want to swim for fitness, we can work together to help you achieve your goals. Great with kids and can help them overcome their fear of water or develop them into very strong swimmers.

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As a scuba diver, an Eagle Scout, and a lifelong kayaker, I make it my prerogative that my students won't just swim when they leave me. They also learn survival skills, rescue swims(one of my 5 year olds can rescue me, a 6'7" 230 male from the pool), multiple strokes, diving and a lot of positive self-thinking.

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I work for a swim school already. I offer swim lessons for 1 hour with an extensive way of teaching.

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Our highly experienced and energetic team of swim instructors provide the most remarkable swim experience in the area! We offer flexible scheduling for private, semi-private or create your own group/stroke clinics. Beginner, intermediate or advanced we have the best fitting instructor for you. Join us at our Timonium or Harbor East location to start setting and achieving your goals today!

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I offer private swim lessons for all ages with former collegiate swimmer. Lisa has past experience coaching age group swimming with top-ranked summer league in Montgomery County, MD. In order to schedule swim lessons, you must have a pool membership or access to a community/neighborhood pool where private lessons are allowed to be conducted. Please check with your pool about their policy.

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 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.

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.

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Need Swimming Lessons for a Beginner

Pikesville, MD

  • Swimming skill level
    Beginner
  • Swimming goal(s)
  • Student's age
    Adult
  • Details
    I took lessons from a friend back in 2009 and 2010, but I only got as far as learning to float in the shallow end.
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