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Tampa Preschool Swimming Instructors

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FemaleF.I.R.S.T, Inc.
from 69 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin E.
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Danielle makes learning to swim super fun! I've had two lessons and already swimming........ Danielle is GREAT and I highly recommend her, 5 star!

  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Payton Y.
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Rebecca is very knowledgeable and creates a safe and fun environment for my kids (age 4 and 3). She has a flexible schedule and was able to accommodate my same day request. She is able to teach life saving skills and my kids enjoyed working with her. I highly recommend getting swimming lessons with Rebecca and her daughter Caroline.

Safety Stars Swim School
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
James H.
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Laura is a top notch teacher. She is very good with young children, keeping them engaged and learning at the same time. Though per lesson fees seem high the speed with which my kids learned to swim make the classes a good value.

  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nalini Satnarain S.
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Ask for Beth Mahon is an excellent swim instructor! I'm 42 y o, and never learned how to swim. She is helping me get to my swimming goals by teaching me how to relax and conquer my fears.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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Diane came to my condo to give my 2 grandchildren (ages 5 and 2) swim lessons. She has done a great job with them and will do more lessons next month!

  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy N.
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After 2 sessions, my 2 and 5 year olds already began to feel more comfortable in the water with Tara. It was a great progress that they made with just after 2 sessions. We let our 5 y.o. tookhi group lesson at ymca for what month but no progress at all. Tara is discipline but yet was creative to help our kids open up and participate. Tara is very on time and my daughter already trusts Tara. We highly recommend Tara if you need private swimming lesson.

  • 47 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda W.
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Our two grandsons made tremendous progress in just a few short lessons! We were only in town for a one week vacation. Our 4 year old went from couldn't swim at all to being able to jump in and swim to the side! The boys had so much fun... he kept them highly entertained and the time went by so fast... We highly recommend Mr Steve!

Swimming Instructor
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Excellent and professional are the words that describe her. I am 55 and had not had swimming lessons for 30 years. I could only swim underwater. By the first lesson I was swimming decently freestyle; by the end of the second lesson I was comfortable doing elementary backstroke and much improved in my freestyle. I expect by the end of my sixth lesson I will be very comfortable in all aspects of swimming. She comes highly recommended by me. Five ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

CatTail Aquatics
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

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.

Tk Swim School
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn G.
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Tina came this morning for my daughter's first lesson and brought lots of fun toys for her to play with in conjunction with teaching her new things. She worked hard to keep my daughter calm and focused even when she wanted "mommy," and was very sweet and patient with her. We are very much looking forward to our next lesson next week.


I provide help if you need to translate any documents in between these languages: French, Italian, Albanian and English. I am a native speaker of Albanian and Italian. I learned at a very young age, so I know it almost as good as Albanian. I studied French for around 7 years, and I feel pretty confident with it, and I've been living in the states since 2003 and currently pursuing a computer engineering degree at USF. I also offer chess lessons for beginner and intermediate players (up to 1800 FIDE) and swimming lessons. I learned chess from my father at a very young age, and I'm very good at it especially blitz online (I'm not a tournament player, but I'm sure I can help you if you're a beginner or intermediate player. Just contact me, and I've been swimming for a very long time. I joined USF modest swimming team for sometime).


I am a competitive swimmer for 4 years, lifeguard for 9 years, and swimming instructor for 2 years. I mainly teach children between the ages of 5 and 11. Swimming pool is not provided but is available for a small additional fee.


I teach one on one or semi-private lessons to children and adults. For semi-private lessons, all participants involved must be at the same swimming level.


I offer private or group lessons! I am a Red Cross certified swim instructor with over 4 years of experience. I have experience with preschool, school ages, competitive swimmers, and adults! Allow your child to learn how to enjoy the water and be safe at the same time.


I am a well-rounded young female with certifications to instruct with tennis lessons, swimming lessons, and personal training geared towards weight loss. I am also a dog lover and kids lover with two dogs of my own. I have plenty of babysitting experience. I am CPR certified, and I can travel.


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!


We teach swimming lessons and a swim team in Tampa, Florida. We work with all ages. Our program has continued to teach children lifelong skills that can be used in the water or in life in general.


Body-Mind is a swim school that teaches gentle, safe swimming methods and strokes to infants, children and adults. The school offers a whole child approach at the child's pace. This is excellent for people to overcome fear. Body-Mind offers the smallest classes with personalized instruction in the industry. Group and private lessons are offered by the expert and founder, Coach Carolyn, in a healthy probiotic pool with a safety platform. Body-Mind also offers lessons in your home, with the industry's best mindfully trained instructors. Floating aqua yoga sessions in healthy, warm probiotic water and group aqua yoga classes are offered.

  • 16 years in business

We have been in business in Florida for over 12 years and have over 20 years of experience. Maureen's Swim Academy is dedicated to drowning prevention in Florida. We educate all parents who call to inquire. Safety for families, adults and children is our number-one priority.


I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic swim instructor. I am loved by all my clients. My main focus is getting your child on the skill level they need to be.


Hello, my name is Ali, and I am a private contractor who provides swim lessons and volleyball lessons in Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Swim Lessons I discovered my passion for swimming at a young age which led me to swim competitively for 9 years. I have been teaching swimming lessons for over 7 years now, and I have worked for many swim schools in the area. I am certified in adult-child-infant CPR/AED and standard first aid. I specialize in stroke development and advanced swimming, but I teach all ages and skill levels. I believe in teaching students how to play safely in the water as well as survival skills. I stress the importance of pool safety and knowing your bodies limits. Volleyball Lessons I played left side and right side hitter in high school and accepted a scholarship to play libero (passing specialist) at Rend Lake College in 2008. If graduating at RLC, I received a scholarship to play at Lindenwood University near St. Louis, MO. After being the captain for 2 years, I was asked to continue my education into my master's and build the junior varsity volleyball team as the Head JV Coach. I coached at Lindenwood for two years and also coached an eighth grade boys' volleyball team and a 16-year old traveling team. I specialize in passing and hitting, but I can teach any skill level and position. Lessons Approach I am very outgoing and energetic. I believe that learning should be fun. I mold each lesson to the student. Everyone learns in different ways at a different pace and as an instructor, I focus on the positives and how to improve and avoid negative criticism. When teaching young students (especially swimming), it is 80% psychology and 20% knowledge of swimming that makes someone a successful instructor.

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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