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Swim-Sport-N-Splash
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 54 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
Cynthia A.
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I am soooo happy that I found Ms.Yaoska and her company. She has turned my children into little fish. She is very patient and takes her time to analyze what they can or aren't ready to do. The swimming activities used helps the kids engage in swimming and have fun. My kids are so excited when they accomplish a new task in the water. Her excitement excites them to keep trying. I can say....they have learned so much in the few weeks and love to show it off too. I recommend her to EVERYONE who is looking for swimming lessons. I,myself, will be joining her class....of course when the kids are done...lol. Mother of 5yr old and 6yr old.

EZ Swim School
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth J.
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Danila is an amazing teacher. I had the pleasure of working with her as a swim instructor and I was able to see first hand how well she connected with her students. She is patient, and knowledgeable in her field. It was a clear choice as to who I wanted to teach my son how to swim. I strongly recommend EZ swim to anyone, young or old who needs swimming lessons or even more technical training. Danila specializes in all ages and all swimming levels.

Swim lessons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
JP C.
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Coach Meaghan is laser-focused on performance and technique. I have no hesitation in giving her the highest marks as an experienced pro who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk (or swims the swim, I suppose). She coached all of my kids early on, which paved the way to them joining a swim club and enjoy competitive swimming (and healthy workouts)! Based on my observations, she mixes an appropriate balance of care and discipline. She's sweet but in no way is she a push-over. Just recognize that she is a highly skilled coach *and* a swimmer. When my kids started swimming, I also started swimming and used to often share a lane with Coach Meaghan when she herself worked out after giving swim lessons. She always kicked my butt in the pool, but gave me great advice (watch the clock, don't take long breaks, try to catch faster swimmers, etc...) - all of which has helped me greatly improve my speed and distance in swim. Maybe one day I can catch up to her :)

  • 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.

Tall Tim's Swim School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rona B.
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Learning how to swim is fun with Tim.He is very patient and persevering in teaching us.He makes you feel comfortable in the water regardless of your fears.He is always on time and gives additional tips not only in swimming but also in different helpful water calisthenics. So if you plan on taking up swimming lessons or anyone you know,Tim is your guy.

Pilates Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
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Frank is an excellent Pilates instructor! I learned so much about the foundation of Pilates in Frank's classes. Frank is very knowledge not only in Pilates, but also about nutritional advice. He made his classes challenging and fun!

Alive Athletics
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Andre R.
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Working with Alive Athletics went extremely well. I felt my god daughter got the personalized attention she needed within her swim lessons. Instructor was always courteous and understanding. My god daughter took to her instantly which I feel helped her progress faster. I would recommend Alive Athletics to everyone!!!!

Swim Elite With JP
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa J.
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Juan was very patience with my 4 year old son . Now my son is more comfortable in the water and always asking to go in the pool . He can now swim from one side of the pool to the other :) Juan is an awesome instructor and I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family .

Kathy's Swim Lessons
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kevyn M.
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We have had a wonderful experience with Kathy. She has been great with both of my kids. She got my 3 year old back to being comfortable in the water after a bad experience with a local swim school. He is now not only comfortable but swimming like a fish! She also got my tentative 5 year old swimming freestyle and backstroke back and forth across the pool. We could not be happier with our experience!

Ann Pennington
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
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Ann is wonderful with my grandkids. She sings songs with them and makes learning to swim fun for them.

  • 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

Swim With Gills
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Rachel W.
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    I have had the best experience with Swim with Gills. My daughter asks everyday if she has swim lessons that day. She gets so upset if it is a day without a lesson. She just cannot wait unti the next time she gets to play in the pool with Christina. Also, when lessons are over she refuses to get out of the pool and could play all day with her instructor. Thank you Swim with Gills for making my child love the water.

    Lucky 🍀 Swim School
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Antoinette A.
    Verified review

    Nicolas has been great with my 4yo. In just three 45 minutes lessons I can see a great improvement. My son enjoys their time together and gets a kick out of the warm up exercises. I have recommended Nicolas to my friend and will continue to do so.

    Make A Splash LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica S.
    Verified review

    I have been able to observe Taylor on multiple occasions as she worked with young chikdren during her swim lessons and let me tell you - those kids are lucky! Not only is Taylor very careful with water safety, but she encorporates fun learning tactics in the lesson. Never have I seen children smile so much in the pool. Also, when I have called Taylor for help or to schedule a lesson she was always very responsive and was willing to help as soon as she could!!

    About

    Hi, my name is Sierra Park. I am 18 years old, and recently graduated from high school. I have been teaching swim lessons for two years. I am lifeguard and CPR certified. I have been a competitive swimmer for 13 years. I have done races in the pool with my high school/travel team, and in the annual ocean mile swim. I teach private swimming lessons for kids and adults who want to learn how to swim or build swim technique. Ages that I teach ranges from a year and half to 12.

    About

    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.

    About

    I have spent my whole life in and around the water. WSI certified. I have been teaching for over 20 years. If you want to learn to swim, I will teach you! I can teach anyone from 0-100 years old, but I specialize in working with people with special needs. We go at your pace and in a very patient and encouraging environment. Allow me to help you feel more comfortable in the water. I make sure your children are safe in and around the pool! I look forward to working with you soon.

    About

    I offer life guarding services and swimming classes. I can teach you how to swim with proper technique and form, and I can also save your life!

    About

    I am a basic swim instructor with basic safety skills for babies, toddlers and kids. I teach kids who want to work on the basic swim formations. Lessons include breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly, and freestyle. I have many years and generations in the SoFla swimming industry. Also, I am a former girls' scout leader with basic swim-safety skills and former bronze medalist in the water polo in the Junior Olympics 1994.

    About

    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.

    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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