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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.  

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.

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.

How much are swimming lessons for babies?

Swimming lessons for babies and young toddlers will vary in price depending on where you live, whether you pay a monthly or a drop-in rate, how long the lesson is, and whether it is group instruction or a private lesson. Many swim schools start providing lessons to babies starting at six months of age and older, although there are some locations that have infant classes for two- to five-month-olds. Swimming lessons for babies are typically less expensive than swimming lessons for adults. Learning to swim takes practice and repeat exposure, so many schools offer monthly tuition, which allows your child to attend at least one group class per week. Higher tuition can be paid for unlimited monthly group classes. An average price range for monthly group swimming lessons for babies may be between $50 and $95, depending on rates in your region and how often your child attends. Average drop-in fees for infant group swimming lessons can range between $15 and $25, depending on the school. Average drop-in fees for private instruction may range between $30 and $60. Average monthly tuition for private instruction could range from $150 to $250 or more, depending on the swimming school. Most swimming lessons for young children and infants are 30 minutes long.

Reviews for North Miami swim instructors
Richard Q.
Nicholas is an amazing instructor. As an adult that never learned to swim, Nick’s lessons are relaxed, fun and very informative. His techniques and easy-going personality have taken away all my past fear of swimming and being in the water. My lessons with Nick have been enjoyable and very educational. I highly recommend Nick for adult swimming lessons!
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Yuko k.
Suddenly I made a private swim lesson, I was taught well by Coach JP from Xpress Swimming .It teaches you the important form and key points. You can improve your flow immediately. I look forward to the next lesson and recommend it!!!for sure
Kemar S.
My name is kemar and coming in I didn’t know how to swim at all. Thanks to Ms. Shana I was able to learn within three lessons. She makes sure that every minutes counts and from there I knew it was worth it. If you’re reading this I highly recommend taking Ms. Shana swimming lesson, and trust you won’t regret it !
Let Us Swim LLCLet Us Swim LLC
Mariona is amazing and has gotten our 4 year old daughter to swim in a very quick timeframe. She makes it extremely fun and educational for our daughter which has made her enthusiastic to go to the pool for her lesson. Highly recommend her as a swim instructor for all ages!
Beyond SwimmingBeyond Swimming
Trey M.
Jessica is an amazing instructor. I never thought in a million years I would be able tread water let alone swim to the complete opposite side of the pool but thanks to her lessons that's exactly what I'm able to do. She is professional, patient and most importantly super encouraging. I strongly recommend anyone who wants to learn how to swim to book her.
AquaFin SchoolAquaFin School
Zheng T.
I highly recommend Jessica as a swim instructor! She’s great at her job. I’ve been taking lessons with her as an adult. I’ve tried learning multiple times before (unsuccessfully), and with her teaching style, the basic floating really clicked after just a few lessons. She’s also professional, easy to communicate with, and flexible when booking lessons. The kind of person I want to be working with! :)
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Monica C.
I am so happy with the services I received for my 5 year old son. In only 6 lessons he is swimming across our pool with minimal assistance. His fear of being in the water is gone! I paid upfront for the lessons and the process was super easy. I paid via zelle and that was as easy as that! I chose the 45 minute package; in my opinion it was sufficient amount of time to learn and not a lot of pressure to keep swimming for my son. I will definitely refer you to all my customers ( I build custom pools), as well as family and friends. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Xpress Swimming. He is truly the best personal instructor I could have hoped for! Thank you!!! 🙏
Jean L.
Amazing instructor! Super responsive and he got me to tread water and swim after our first lesson like he guaranteed. His simple techniques got me to really focus on my breath work and have me floating in no time.
Jv R.
He never showed up for my daughter's swimming lessons. The first appointment scheduled he asked to come another time, I agreed and he never showed up the second time or even contacted me to tell me he wasn't coming.
Stephanie A.
Jessica is an excellent instructor. She is patient and took her time to ensure I was comfortable during the entire learning process. She gave me great feedback to help me improve. Her warm and friendly personality was an added bonus. I will definitely recommend her to anyone interested in swimming lessons.
AquaFin SchoolAquaFin School
Ambar R.
Juan Is an excellent instructor. My 4 year old just finished her lessons and she learned so much in only a few classes. So glad I found him on this app after paying months in a swimming school and didn’t see any progress. Juan is reliable and he was always on time.
Sriram M.
Victor seems to be great guy , I messaged him for private swim lesson , I had to leave Miami in two weeks otherwise it would have worked out , he was very informative and honest about what should I look for , I recommend anyone who is looking for a honest and responsive tutor to reach out to victor
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Menka T.
Jessica is such an amazing instructor!! She is professional and patient, and works with me at my pace, while also encouraging me and pushing me to do a little more each class. I never thought as an adult I could learn to swim, given my deep-seated fear of water, but now I am able to float on my back with ease, float on my stomach, swim to the deep end, and be more comfortable in the water. She made sure that I got comfortable in the water from the very beginning and was always so encouraging. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn how to swim or who has a fear of water. She will help you and make you feel more confident in each lesson! Thank you so much, Jessica, and I look forward to continuing to learn from you!!
AquaFin SchoolAquaFin School
Andrea R.
I'm really happy I chose Xpress Swimming, I hope this review helps anyone considering them. The instructor quickly reached out to discuss scheduling preferences and get a sense of what you were aiming to learn from him. He was able to stick to the schedule that worked best for me which were weekdays evenings after work. I bought a 6 lesson package to start with, with this I learned the basic techniques and flows to be able to freestyle, back stroke, and tread water. I think his style of teaching is very effective (explanation, demo, practice) but I'm sure he adjusts it based on his students needs. Flexible scheduling, very productive classes, always on time... I highly recommend Xpress Swimming if you're serous about learning how to swim or improving your current skills.
Yuwei C.
She is the best swim instructor you will meet within this price range. She understands the difference between each students and incorporates students’ body advantages into her teaching style. She is punctual and professional. She awaits me to change my clothes before and after the lesson. Choose her, you don’t only choose a instructor, you choose a friend and a lifestyle. 100% recommended!!
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Julian P.
Jessica was excellent! She was disciplined in her teaching style. She showed a logical approach to her lessons. And she showed above and beyond care in teaching my boys water safety and introductory swimming techniques. I booked her for a trial weekend and I am very satisfied with how the sessions went. This is going to be a great summer activity to keep my boys active.
AquaFin SchoolAquaFin School
Nicky A.
Coach Nick is incredible! I immediately connected with his coaching style and booked a package with him. It’s been about 7 lessons and I don’t recognize myself in the water anymore. He’s been able to spark an interest in swimming that I didn’t know I had. I’ve improved so much and it’s just fun to have Nick around. I will definitely continue to have him as a coach year round. 🙏🏻🧜🏻‍♂️
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