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Carmel Swimming Lessons Instructors

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  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tierra N.
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Tom is awesome. He's very professional and attentive. I love how he individualized my swim lessons; he didn't just go off a paper with a list of swim exercises and try to rush through them. He observed how well I responded to a swim exercise, and didn't mind going over it until I grasped it. After just 2 lessons, I am able to swim. I'm an adult by the way so for those of you that feel you're too old to learn, you're not. Tom was very patient and encouraging, this allowed me to become relaxed in the water. I highly recommend him!

Indy Swim Studio
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  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James David (I Go By David) S.
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Eric was prompt to respond to my initial search and to subsequent emails. This was a huge part of my decision along with the fact that his facilities had exactly what I was looking for. I am looking forward to working with him.


I have been teaching swim lessons to children for 15 years. I am a certified WSI (Water Safety Instructor) through the American Red Cross. I also hold up-to-date certifications for CPR, lifeguarding, and first aid care. I have taught both private and public (where the class size is around 8-12 kids) swim lessons. This year, I co-directed a swim program that provided lessons to hundreds of children. My lessons can be private or semi-private if you are interested in having multiple children participate during the same lesson. I have worked with children from 18 months to 16 years old. My private lessons are approximately 30 minutes long. Depending on your needs, the child's age, and lesson frequency, we can discuss the best length for your child. I will provide you with paper (from the Red Cross) to show you how your child has progressed. While I have only worked with children, I am willing to work with interested adults. Also, please note: I am a swim instructor, not a coach. While I do work on stroke development and technique improvement by breaking down the strokes with the older kids, I am not certified to teach/coach for competitive swimming. Please contact me for any further questions you may have. I do give discounts for "semi-private" lessons.


I've been teaching swim lessons for 3 years to both kids and adults. I know how to teach to all levels and know the Red Cross program because that's how I learned to teach. I'm great with kids and love working with them! I was a competitive swimmer for 12 years and swam for 2 years at Ball State University.


I am an accredited Interscholastic Swim Coach. I teach private lessons at your home or at a pool. I teach kids of all ages how to swim safely. I also teach competitive swimming.


I provide private and group swim lessons. I have over 6 years of aquatics experience, including a management position.


I have been teaching swimming for 5 years now and I am certified in cpr/aed, emergency first response, and I am also a specialty scuba diving trainer! I have taught and love to teach kids of all ages even starting from 4 months old! :) I have worked at Goldfish Swim School for 2 years now :)

  • 13 years in business

I have been swimming since I was just a few months old and competitively swimming for over 20 years. I have 7 years of swim coaching and teaching experience and have had the joy of working with all ages and levels of experience.


I teach private and group lessons, from beginners to competitive levels ages 6 months through adults. Learn to swim. Be more efficient, and have fun!


I can teach swimming lessons. I was a swimmer all my life and a lifeguard for two summers too. I also have taught gymnastics for 4 years.


A competitive swimmer for over 11 years, I have a lot of knowledge in teaching lessons and coaching! I've been teaching swim lessons for 5 years for all ages! If you already know how to swim, I can help you improve your stroke technique!


I was a high school and collegiate swimmer, with many successes. I set multiple high school event records, participated in the state meet all four years and metaled at state. In college, I set the school record for most wins as a freshman, was twice named conference athlete of the week and once named as my school's male athlete of the month. My skills earned through many years of swimming can be valuable to swimmers of all ages and abilities.


I instruct children and adults with swimming skills. I specialize in instruction for adults interested in triathlon!

  • 4 years in business

My knowledge of aquatics and passion to provide excellence in customer service makes me stand out from others in aquatics.

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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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