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Ocoee Swim Instructors

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SwimMasters of Florida
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ms L.
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We love Ms. Karen, she is super sweet. Very flexible with our schedule. Our daughter loves learning from her and enjoyed her lessons- we plan to do family swimming lessons with her soon. Thanks Ms. Karen!

Eagle Ray Aquatics
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Justin B.
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Martin is a great swim instructor. I am a beginning adult student, and in a short amount of time, he has helped me to improve my swim technique dramatically. He is patient and thorough in his explanations and has a great sense of humor regarding the challenges of swimming. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to improve their swimming skills, for themselves or their child.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anamika S.
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Christina is a very nice and sincere swimming instructor. While teaching each stroke and move she also explains the technicality behind it which is something I have never seen with any other instructor. And the most important thing that she is very patient with my kid ! Thanks a lot Christina!

British Swim School Orlando
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia B.
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I am loving it. However, was very disappointed that we made a verbal agreement to charge my account for only February and I would revisit whether to commit to March only to find out they debit my account for March without permission. The instructors I'm working with are amazing and I am so pleased and excited to learn how to swim at my age.

Top Swim Star
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Did a great job!!!!

Swim Instructor
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Lina S.
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Very skilled instructor, able to work with children of all ages and adults. We have known her for a long time ever since she was with the YMCA. You have found your instructor, look no further!

CatTail Aquatics
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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My experience and passion set me apart from other swim professionals. I have worked in many different aquatic environments and have taught lessons for more than 10 years and taught Health and Safety classes for over 5.

Swim Lesson Club Orlando
4.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
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Called quickly and was able to get lessons started right away for a fair price

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I am teaching how to swim and how to exercise in pools by getting comfortable with water. I offer toddler swimming lessons, as well as elderly.

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Hi! My name is Carolyne. I've swam for 15 years. I went to college on an athletic scholarship for synchronized swimming. I've been coaching swimming for about 8 years now. I've handled a variety of ages. I look forward to working with you!

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I am a swim instructor who is new to the Orlando area. My career began in high school where I taught lessons to all different people of all different ages and levels. Since then, I've been dedicated to teaching my students with water safety and the skill needed to become a great swimmer.

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I teach ages 4-12 in all swim levels. Each lesson is 1 hour. If you have a pool, I will travel to you. If you don't have one, we can arrange at a local community pool.

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Swim Life is the ultimate swim school for children of all ages, beginning as young as 6 months! Private lessons with highly skilled instructors ensure that your child receives a child-centered lesson every time. For water survival skills, water safety, or stroke fundamentals - our classes provide individualized attention, ongoing practice, fun skill drills, and incorporate toys and games to enhance skill retention and make learning fun. You will not find a better learn to swim program anywhere!

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I am a former Red Cross water safety instructor trainer. I taught teachers how to teach children how to swim! I am also a lifeguard instructor trainer who teach how to train Red Cross lifeguards. Some Waterfront directors help pay my extras in college. I have more than 30 years of experience. Every person in Florida must know how to swim!

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I am very enthusiastic. I love to satisfy people and make them smile. I am a very good swimmer and could help you learn new ways of strokes!

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If you are interested in providing your young child with every advantage to keep them safe in or near the water, I can help your child develop confidence in the water through Infant Swimming Resource's self-rescue program.

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I learned how to swim at the age of 7 from a lifeguard. I've had a pool in every place I lived. Ever since, I'm an experienced swimmer, and I can teach you how to swim.

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I've been swimming all my life, so I would like to help others increase in their swimming as well as I've learned.

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We offer both group and private lessons in Orlando, Florida. We recommend that you attend the lessons at our location. We also offer private, at your location or home lessons for families who would prefer a more private setting. Our lessons are based on teaching your children how to swim through games and through play. It is an amazing journey of moving at your child's pace, so they are comfortable and open to learning each and every time they are in the water. Group classes have a maximum of four students in each class. Classes are offered two or three days a week. Each class session is four weeks long. The students in Mommy, Daddy and Me classes start at six months old and are offered two and three days a week. Safety Technique 1, 2 and 3 is the next level and is open to children 24 months and older. Group stroke lessons are also available. A description of each class can be found on our website. Here is a little about Jillian: Lane 4 Swim School was established in 2005 by Jillian Martin. Jillian has been involved in the swimming world since 1991 and has been an instructor for the past 11 years. Locally, Jillian competed for Team Orlando and Trinity Aquatic Team (now Trinity Prep Aquatics). While attending school at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, she was a two-time Florida state champion in the breaststroke events. While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, she swam competitively for the varsity swim team from 1999 to 2003. Jillian was extremely successful during her college years. She earned, among many other achievements, NCAA Division Martin All-American Honors in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, was an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard medley relay and earned All-ACC honors in nine events. She was fortunate to undertake community service projects with the University of Maryland varsity swim team to teach swimming to underprivileged children in College Park, Maryland. These projects helped Jillian realize how much she enjoyed sharing her love of water with children. During the last two years of her college career, Jillian was the head coach of the University of Maryland Terrapin Masters swim team. This team includes swimmers from ages 18 to 100 of various skill levels. Most of these team members were there for social reasons and to stay in shape, but others included those who competed at the United States Masters swimming and the United States Triathlon Association national levels. After college, Jillian continued competitive swimming with the Ft. Lauderdale swim team (currently named Ft. Lauderdale Aquatics), under the direction of Duffy Dillon and Jack Nelson. Jillian considers it a great privilege and honor to work with and learn from them both. Her competitive swimming career ended on a high note at the 2004 USA Olympic swimming trials in Long Beach, California. Currently, Jillian has focused all of her energy to building the best swimming program available to parents in the Central Florida area. This includes accepting a coaching position as head coach for Bishop Moore Catholic High School men's and women's swimming and diving in 1998. She continues to enjoy sharing her knowledge and experience with the young athletes and parents, while building another top high school aquatics program in Central Florida. Even though she has finished competitive swimming, the competitor in Jillian is still alive and kicking. In her free time, she has enjoyed turning her attention to cycling and triathlons. Jillian shares her love of the water with you!

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The Summer Olympics has rekindled my love for swimming and Simone Manuel especially has inspired me to help swimmers of all ages and stages. I swam competetively for 6 years including varsity in High School. I was a life guard for 4 years, taught swim lessons for 3 years and was a camp counselor at swim camp as well. Whether you (or your child or client) are just interested in learning the basics or if you are looking to become the next Michael Phelps or Simone Manuel, I'm here to help!

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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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