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Adam's Swim School
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
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Adam was a very professional instructor who took his time to make sure that I was comfortable getting in the water and learning to swim. He went step by step through the process of teaching me how to swim and made sure that if I was nervous he spent extra time with me in the water. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude when in the water with me!

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Landon's Mom J.
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Our almost 5-year old developed a fear of water in his face after many attempts at different types of swimming instructions. After just a few classes with Coach Brian, I watched something click in him and he knew suddenly that he could totally go underwater! My son spent the next 2 hours swimming underwater and diving for toys. He now truly thinks he is a fish 🐠 Highly recommend Swim Lesson Club Jacksonville!

Kern Hercules
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tina P.
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Our first lesson with Hercules was amazing. He worked with our 2 year old daughter and 5 year old son who is autistic. We are amazed at what was accomplished in such a short amount of time. Hercules is very calm and patient. His ability to motivate our children to submerge their heads under water on the very first lesson is impressive. His adaptability and ability to "read" the individual child's needs is a gift; especially with special needs children. Hercules is not only great with kids, but parents too as I was a nervous wreck this first lesson as I did not know what to expect. Hercules explained the what and why of each excercise. We are so glad we found him as we have been putting off swim lessons for too long. We are confident our kids will be able to quickly learn lifesaving swim skills as long as we have Hercules as their instructor.

Barbara Young-English
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie H.
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Swimming lessons for toddler. Barbara is great with teaching. Patient and kind.

Rachel's Swim Company
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Thank you for your interests. I have been teaching for over five years. I've swam since I was four years old and just finished my third year in swimming as a collegiate athlete. I have made it to NAIA nationals in the 200 butterfly and many relays. I have coached swimming for many years as well. I enjoy being around children and watching them learn. My major is child and family studies. I hope this information was helpful, and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Anna P.
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Eva is an outstanding athlete with a passion and enthusiasm that is unmatched. Her attention to detail and overall approach as a coach leaves you feeling accomplished and empowered. I definitely reccomend working with Eva if you want to discover your fullest potential in a most uplifting way!

Private Swimming Lessons
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Richa C.
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Rasha is a wonderful swimming coach for my son. She is friendly and my son enjoys learning swimming from her...Very focused and hardworking yet flexible ...I feel very lucky that my son has such a wonderful coach...I would highly recommend Rasha and thank you thumbstack for finding her for us ...Regards...


I have 18 years of experience as a swimmer and 4 years teaching and coaching swimming to kids 3-18 and adults.


I am a person who swam for more than 7 years. I can teach any age, may it be a infant, or an adult, I will try my best to teach! I have great patience (I have absolute no idea how I obtain such thing) and a tiny sense of humor. I guarantee that you/your children will love these cheap classes! (Please note that this is my first time teaching classes!)


Learn to Swim is a certified coaching service available for all children under 18. Learn to Swim works on basic fundamentals of swimming (kicking, breathing, and safety), and certified coaching involves stroke technique/development of all four strokes (fly, back, breast, and free).


I have been swimming competitively for 5-1/2 years now, and I love to teach children how to swim and to coach in swimming. I love to see people get better and accomplish their goals, so I will push you but not more than I know you can handle. I like to be actively involved in the teaching process and participating alongside my students.


I am a recent college grad and have been certified by both the YMCA and Red Cross to teach swimming lessons. I was on the swim team in high school and the chlorine feels like home to me! I've taught children from 1 year to adults as old as 70 years.


I teach self-rescue swim lessons for children 6 months to 6 years old. Students are taught to swim with their face in the water, roll to their back to catch their breath/rest, and flip back over to swim. They repeat this sequence until they reach the steps/wall. It typically takes a child 4 to 6 weeks to become fully skilled.


I am a certified lifeguard and swim instructor as of 2 years. I have much experience doing swim lessons with children, adults, elderly and disabled.

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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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