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  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa M.
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We can't say enough wonderful things about Timm! My oldest son has been taking lessons since March 2016 when he was 3.5 years old and now he is almost 6 and loves to swim! He loved it so much that my younger son wanted to start swimming. Timm is great with kids and can adjust his teaching style based on the child's needs and personality. Timm is flexible, understanding and always keeps me informed on my children's swim levels. We are so lucky to have found him!

Mara's Swim Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Mara has been so patient with me. The fact that I started with her as a beginner, she made me feel right at home and kind. She makes you feel comfortable in the water plus she's very flexible with the payments. She's exceptional and with her good sense of humor, makes the session smooth. My swimming lessons with Mara have been fun. I highly recommend Mara.

Envious Swimming
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
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The coaches care deeply about the kids. They know the strengths and weakness of each swimmer and work hard to capitalize on the strengths and improve the weaknesses. Being at Envious is like being with family.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Dave was great to work with. I'm an athletic, 24 yr old male, who has played a number of sports competitively but have never learned to swim with decent technique. Dave did a great job breaking down stroke fundamentals, assigning a number of drills for homework, and helping me fine-tune my stroke. Am getting ready for first triathlon later this summer (just a sprint) and feel infinitely more comfortable swimming than I would have without Dave's guidance. Highly recommend Dave for someone looking to swim more efficiently, or just feel more comfortable in the water.

  • 13 years in business
Karen S.
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I am so impressed with the quality of instruction. Becky has a true gift. She is able to connect with kids and gain trust quickly. There is no comparison between waterwondersand other programs!

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I have been a swim instructor for YMCA Foxborough, Massachusetts. I have been a certified horseback riding instructor for the past 6 years.

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I tutor and teach anything, from basic math, reading, writing, and other high school-/collegiate-level tutoring to teaching sports such as basketball, rugby, softball, soccer, and combative/self-defense classes.

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We offer swimming lessons to children from 6 months of age and to adults as well. We also run a competitive USA swim team. We run a year-round program, so you can start at any time of the year. Our classes are very small, so each child gets a lot of individual attention throughout the class. Please contact us for more information or to enroll.

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I'm willing to help out with any needs regarding aquatics, mainly lifeguard or swimming related. I have been around pools my whole life, and I have years of experience.

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We offer Boston-based on-site certified swim instruction, lifeguard rentals, and pool maintenance. We offer safety, convenience and fun!

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I have been a swimmer for 16 years and currently teach swimming to 18- to 22-year-olds once per week. I have taught all ages and abilities for swimming. Whether it be young children looking to learn, competitive swimmers looking to improve technique, triathletes who want to gain a competitive edge, or adults who have never learned to swim or just want to get better, all are welcome! I have worked with all different types. I have taught dozens of Inner City youth how to swim over the past 2 years, and I have worked with many competitive athletes to improve their technique.

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I have experimented teaching all ages. I have over 5 years experience teaching and life guarding

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I have an understanding of how the mind works and a degree in teaching so I can work with one. I work with the individual on an individual learning bases.

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Aces lessons are best, because our instructors are best. All instructors are given time to contemplate the week's lessons and discuss strategies for success. We are educators as well as swimmers. We are owned and operated by public-school teachers and USA swim coaches. Swim with us, and see what makes Aces so special.

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I am a swim instructor of 9 years, who works with children and adults of all ages. I feel that, living in an area surrounded by water, everyone should know how to swim for safety reasons and fun too.

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We offer swimminng lessons, swim team, masters swimming, pool memberships, family swimming, and a whole lot more.

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I provide swim lessons, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and CPR and first aid training. I offer techniques for competitive swimmers. I'm open to family swim lessons, private lessons and group lessons for all ages.

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I am a Red Cross certified swim instructor with teaching experience with children ages 4 to 16. I also have experience with competitive coaching.

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I am an experienced lifeguard and swim instructor and have taught at several summer camps and fitness clubs within the last three years.

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I have been a competitive swimmer for 12 years now. I'm giving lessons and workouts to all ages and levels.

  • 6 years in business
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Why choose Little Flippers? Here children learn in our comfortable ULTRA CLEAN warm water Our aquatic professionals instruct in a positive highly supportive environment Our lessons are designed from a well defined program of skills utilizing creative equipment and unique curriculum Not only will your child be learning a life skill, they’ll gain confidence, self esteem, and build character By participating in one of the greatest physical activities in the world, with us they’ll gain respect for the water and develop a healthy, life long love of the water

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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