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Swim-Sport-N-Splash
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 55 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
Maria W.
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Our son started taking swimming lessons with Yoaska when he was 9 months old, after his pediatrician recommended that he start lessons as soon as possible to begin learning life-saving “water safety” swimming skills. We started with 10 lessons, and have already signed him up for another 10. We have seen positive results in a short period of time, and are proud of the progress our son has made thanks to his lessons with Yoaska. We feel that she tailors each lesson to our son’s abilities, and knows how to appropriately challenge him to learn new skills while at the same time letting him relax, have fun, and enjoy being in the water. She interacts great with our son, and always make a point to communicate to him what she is going to do before she actually does it, and then praises him for his efforts. We appreciate the time she takes to explain to my husband and I what her goals might be for a particular lesson, the progress he is making, etc. Yaoska is an excellent swimming instructor.

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Meta's Swimming
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sally M.
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Meta is very professional. My granddaughter absolutely loves her. She is punctual, polite, and fun. We plan on continuing the swim lessons with Meta.

Swim lessons
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 17 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.

  • 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.

Kendall Elite Aquatic team
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Fe Y.
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Coach Diego really pushes you out of your comfort zone (in a good way) and helps you improve your swimming skills.

Swim Elite With JP
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline S.
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Very good experience with JP who taught how to swim to our 6 yr old daughter.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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Nicholas helped our 5 year old daughter overcome her phobia of the water. By the 4th lesson she was going underwater and by the 6th lesson she was swimming. He was patient and understanding.

Swimming With Mike
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Caterina S.
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I hired Mike around a month ago to teach my 2 and 3 year old boys to learn to swim and become water safe. I am so happy with Mike. He shows up on time, he's always in a happy and positive mood, my kids love him and they now love to swim! He plays with them in the water and that makes them learn in a really fun way. My 3 year old is now able to swim across the pool by himself! My 2 year old can hold his breath under water and has started paddling and kicking in the water. They are well on their way to becoming water safe! I couldn't be happier with this swimming instructor. I highly recommend his services!!!

Atlantis Swim School
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Great experience with Mary! Great personality with the kids and adults! I couldn't have asked for a better swimming instructor!

  • 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

Safe Swimming School
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne Q.
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Anson showed up right on time and was very good with my two young grandchildren, ages 2 and 5. He made sure they were comfortable in the water, and taught them various techniques that would keep them safe, such as floating on their back, blowing bubbles underwater so they would not inhale water, and how to safely get out of the pool. He kept them focused with his instructions, but made it fun for them with songs and toys. Can't wait to have our next lessons with Anson!

Swim with Sam
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have 8 years of swim instruction and competitive coaching experience teaching all ages and abilities from babies to seniors. Trainings for swim exams offered as well. Swimming is more than just moving your arms and legs- it’s about confidence! I travel to you!

Sunsational Swim School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Our instructor is fantastic!

Doris ELizabeth B.
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This is a professional, Knowledgeable and honest instructor who aims for excellence in his classes. Thanks to his instruction my son learned proper swimming techniques. I recommend him without hesitation.

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Founded over 35 years ago and now growing around the US, The British Swim School is dedicated to survival of the littlest and teaches all ages and all abilities,our indoor heated pools provide fun and gentle programs that saves lives.

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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.

  • 6 years in business
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We offer swimming and fitness lessons and training for children and adults. We teach from beginners to advance athletes and people with special needs.

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  • 4 years in business
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Im a very dinamic and positive person.

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Learn how to swim in a fun family friendly environment. Certified American Red cross water safety instructor and lifeguard.

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 Coach

Boca Raton, FL

  • Goal
    Learn to swim
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Age
    Child
  • Details
    My son is 2 years old and I want him to learn to swim. Interested in ISR method.
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