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Swim-Sport-N-Splash
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristy G.
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Sarah was amazing with my grandchildren. They began crying and not wanting to go in the pool or put their faces in the water. They ended after 7 lessons swimming unaided with their faces in the water and basic strokes. She was patient but firm and really helped them to love swimming. She was a pleasure to work with!

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AquaSafe Swim School
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kishon C.
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Yaoska did a fantastic job with my son. He is 2 1/2 and I'm amazed that he can swim on his back and get to the wall. I look forward to more lessons. Swimming for children is a MUST in S FL... Thanks Yaoska for setting us in the right and safe direction!

EZ Swim School
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth J.
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Danila is an amazing teacher. I had the pleasure of working with her as a swim instructor and I was able to see first hand how well she connected with her students. She is patient, and knowledgeable in her field. It was a clear choice as to who I wanted to teach my son how to swim. I strongly recommend EZ swim to anyone, young or old who needs swimming lessons or even more technical training. Danila specializes in all ages and all swimming levels.

  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie R.
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When my child started swimming lessons, the second time I went we had Stephania as the insturctor. From then on I knew she was a perfect match for my child. She is understanding and knows what my child needs. And from then on we have been using Stephiana.

Swim lessons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
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We had swim lessons with Meaghan yesterday and we couldn't be happier with her service. Meaghan arrived on time and was very good with the kids. We are looking forward to continued service with Meaghan.

Tall Tim's Swim School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rona B.
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Learning how to swim is fun with Tim.He is very patient and persevering in teaching us.He makes you feel comfortable in the water regardless of your fears.He is always on time and gives additional tips not only in swimming but also in different helpful water calisthenics. So if you plan on taking up swimming lessons or anyone you know,Tim is your guy.

Alive Athletics
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Andre R.
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Working with Alive Athletics went extremely well. I felt my god daughter got the personalized attention she needed within her swim lessons. Instructor was always courteous and understanding. My god daughter took to her instantly which I feel helped her progress faster. I would recommend Alive Athletics to everyone!!!!

Swim Elite With JP
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa J.
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Juan was very patience with my 4 year old son . Now my son is more comfortable in the water and always asking to go in the pool . He can now swim from one side of the pool to the other :) Juan is an awesome instructor and I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family .

Kathy's Swim Lessons
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kevyn M.
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We have had a wonderful experience with Kathy. She has been great with both of my kids. She got my 3 year old back to being comfortable in the water after a bad experience with a local swim school. He is now not only comfortable but swimming like a fish! She also got my tentative 5 year old swimming freestyle and backstroke back and forth across the pool. We could not be happier with our experience!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shayann J.
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I had a swim lesson with Aeron and he tends to know his stuff was still very humble and forthcoming individual. He was able to work with my child’s witnesses also mines. I also invited him to play at my mothers birthday party And he played a variety of good music. Definitely calling him again

Lucky 🍀 Swim School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Antoinette A.
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Nicolas has been great with my 4yo. In just three 45 minutes lessons I can see a great improvement. My son enjoys their time together and gets a kick out of the warm up exercises. I have recommended Nicolas to my friend and will continue to do so.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I specialize in swimming instructing and personal training. I can work with all levels! I am a competitive swimmer, and I also have extensive work with adult and little children's swimming lessons. I also have knowledge in personal training, and being a competitive swimmer has given me a lot of insights on the dynamics and techniques of training.

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I have many years of experience working with kids -- summer camps and swimming lessons. I teach anything, from mommy-and-me and general water safety to stroke development.

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We teach babies from 6 months old to adults how to swim along with teaching water aerobics. We travel to you. We have years of experience!

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I have spent my whole life in and around the water. WSI certified. I have been teaching for over 20 years. If you want to learn to swim, I will teach you! I can teach anyone from 0-100 years old, but I specialize in working with people with special needs. We go at your pace and in a very patient and encouraging environment. Allow me to help you feel more comfortable in the water. I make sure your children are safe in and around the pool! I look forward to working with you soon.

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No other swimming program has grow so much as Davie Nadadores on the last 3 years. Local, national and international media recognized the huge impact Davie Nadadores did on swimming performance.

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I have 10 years of experience , have a lot of patience.

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I am a basic swim instructor with basic safety skills for babies, toddlers and kids. I teach kids who want to work on the basic swim formations. Lessons include breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly, and freestyle. I have many years and generations in the SoFla swimming industry. Also, I am a former girls' scout leader with basic swim-safety skills and former bronze medalist in the water polo in the Junior Olympics 1994.

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I teach basics for swimming and basketball. Growing up I didn't have older brothers or sisters to guide me nor did I have a father to show me or teach me any sports I learned on my own. My goal is to teach anyone willing to learn how to be the best they can and be confident in themselves.

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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