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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.

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 Orlando swim instructors
Thumbtack Customer
Joanna is great!!! My daughter loves going to swim lessons!!!
Fins to the Left Swim SchoolFins to the Left Swim School
Cat D.
Bethanie has absolutely made an incredible difference in my kids swimming. They have learned so much from her and are now joining a swim team. She tailors her coaching style to what works best for each swimmer. My kids, ages 9 and 6, love her and look forward to each and every lesson. She is an outstanding instructor who always has the kids best interest. Her patience and professionalism speaks volumes about her extensive swimming and coaching background. I HIGHLY recommend her to any age group. Thank you for everything Bethanie! Looking forward to our next lesson!!!
Bethanie ShellBethanie Shell
David R.
Ethan is awesome. Learning to swim at 58 with a little fear of the water was a long overdue since I have a pool. Ethan has taught me to be comfortable in the water as well as safe. Scheduling is easy and works with my crazy work schedule. He challenged me every lesson. I feel like I’m learning the correct and safe way to swim as well as enjoy my pool. Highly recommend!
ERock FitnessERock Fitness
Gerrah w.
Bethaine is very unprofessional, I had to confirm our first appointment, cause I never got a text or call saying if she was still coming , our first appointment was for 2:30 she came at 1:30 it was good thing that I was home for my daughter swimming lesson . Shes a nice person , seem like she was doing a good job with my 2 Year old but once The second day came for her second swimming lessons she never show up , I called and text never got a response from her , I would not recommend bethanie to anyone , plus if you do use her services please only pay her lesson by lesson because she might not show up . It’s a shame you shouldn’t waist people time like that .
Bethanie ShellBethanie Shell
Victoria P.
I love working with Andreina! She is a great teacher, no matter your age or level of experience. She has really helped me with my goals and in only a few months I have seen loads of improvements in my technique. She is very knowledgable and makes lessons fun. I highly recommend for beginners and experienced swimmers looking to improve their swimming!
Andreina Pinto RD, LDN, OLYAndreina Pinto RD, LDN, OLY
Kadian M.
I am so glad we found Nick for our family swimming lessons. My husband and I needed lessons for our one year old to introduce him to the water and get him comfortable but we also needed some lessons for ourselves (not so great swimmers). Nick was great with our little one, who was not happy to be in the water initially, but totally warmed up by the end of his first session. Nick gave him plenty of attention and care and I absolutely appreciate it. Nick also spent plenty of time with my husband and I individually. He taught us proper techniques while having fun discussions. Such a pleasure to work with and easy going! We look forward to continuing to work with Nick for the foreseeable future.
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