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Lowell Swim Instructors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Chance N.
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I had workout training and swimming lessons with Michelle. Our session didn't last that long because I had to travel, but I would say that I had a great time with her in the small time we spent together. The relationship is very personable, she makes you feel welcomed and comfortable. She pays attention to your needs and caters to them. I think above all that, she can make you feel like you are friends while staying professional with each other. Michelle is very flexible and will do what she can to help you achieve your goals. Just give her a Vhance and you won't regret it.

  • 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.

Body Mind Systems
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Don H.
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I am very pleased with my training at the Body Mind Systems School of Martial Arts. I will not call it a karate school, or even a martial arts school. You learn about martial arts in this school; and how it can impact you in your daily life as well as how the various martial arts that you learn in this school can help you to become better prepared physically as well as mentally towards meeting daily challenges. I would call this a school that enhances and teaches you life long lessons in utilizing your training, understanding, knowledge and observations in the teachings of the martial arts. The martial arts that you learn at this school should become a daily part of everyone’s life just as essential as breathing. We breathe every day but don’t think about it or even notice but it is essential to our daily lives and this is how much I feel about the martial arts as it should be a daily part of everyone’s life and lifestyle. By learning about the various martial arts that are taught within the school I personally have learned a lot about myself. I have learned about how my body and mind works and responds to various martial arts forms as well as the understanding of what my body can do today and what I could expect from it going forward. When I first began this program I started out at the age of 49, my back was very sore to the point where my leg got numb from just plain walking for 30 min per day. I couldn’t even walk 3 miles without having to stop at least 2 or 3 times before completing my walk due to the numbness in my leg. My back went out four months prior to my attending this school and I had to use crutches and canes just to get up and walk around. At one point I couldn’t even put my leg on my other knee and couldn’t even bend forward to put on my socks. When I started with Body Mind Systems they told me to bend over and try to touch my toes, I couldn’t even get past my knees. I also experienced constant back pain each and every day. Today exactly one year later, my back pain is either non-existent or I occasionally have minor back pain that will go away once I start stretching and practicing the martial arts. I can now without any warm up get to within about 2 ½ inches from my toes and with a good warm up actually go past my toes and touch the floor. I am now 50 years old and it is my belief that the last time I was able to touch the floor without bending my knees was when I was 4 years old. Right now I am very happy with my training as well as obtaining a better knowledge and understanding of the martial arts training that I am receiving. I practice each and every day and I feel better and stronger as well as more confident in myself that I can overcome any challenges presented to me. I would highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to improve themselves physically as well as mentally.

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

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

  • 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

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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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I am a physical therapist by training and am also certified as an aquatic exercise instructor by A.E.A. I am also a W.S.I. and lifeguard certified by American Red Cross. I can teach all ages and abilities including those with physical or learning challenges.

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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 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 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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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 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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We are a traveling aquatic training company that is specializing in teaching swimming lessons. In addition to swimming lessons, our instructors teach water aerobics classes, CPR and AED classes, first aid classes, and lifeguard classes, and we coach triathletes as well. While the majority of work that we do is with individual, private clients, we also do work with businesses, towns, and nonprofit groups to train their employees and to offer aquatic-based programs.

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

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I teach swimming to all age groups and abilities. I offer group, semiprivate and private lessons. I have 20 years of experience.

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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