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Malden Swimming Lessons Instructors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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I can't say enough great things about Michelle, and my husband and I are so happy that we hired her for private adult swimming lessons. She's so knowledgeable and patient; she really helped us overcome our problem of overthinking everything! Her explanations and demonstrations really clicked with us, and she did a great job of evaluating each of our strengths and weaknesses and tailoring the lessons to each of our individual needs. I feel like we made significant progress in just a few classes, and we would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea K.
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Working with Timm has been a great experience. We tried swim classes at the Y and at Goldfish and I was pretty disappointed with both options. We decided to try classes with Timm and what a difference. He is is really amazing, and has done a great job in motivating my 4 year old daughter to learn new skills, while being careful not to push her to do things she’s not comfortable with and might deter her from wanting to swim. I highly recommend Timm as a swim instructor!

Mara's Swim Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
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I have two girls who began swim lessons with Mara. They were 3 & 4 years old at the time and exposed minimally to swim. Like most children, playing and splashing was super cool. Mara has taken them from fun play in water to learning all the skills of bubbles, side breathing, safety, treading, diving, and basics of 4 different strokes. They are now 6 & 7 and have joined a local swim team and keep striving to do their best. Mara's skills in teaching have given them the self confidence, courage and true enjoyment of being in the water. Mara is truly the best coach new swimmer can hope for, which I (the mom) can attest to personally as well. For myself, I was new to swim and was not comfortable in deep water nor did I know how to properly swim any type of stroke. I had taken lessons with Mara as an adult and by the end, I was comfortable in deep water, learned stroke fundamentals and built the confidence needed as a Mom with two young children. Lastly, I found that with private lessons, my children received the attention needed to learn at their individual pace. In addition, the time was always used well and there was no time sitting out as there sometimes is with group sessions.

Beth Blackman
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jesus E.
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Beth is a highly experienced swimming instructor. We used to take our son to the MIT rec for group lessons. Beth had worked there before and knows all the techiniques and skills to teach swimming to small kids. I'm glad I decided to move my son to private lessons with Beth. She is now teaching also other kid from our same building.

  • 9 years in business
Kyle W.
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Jeff is a pleasure to work with. He's patient, professional, and makes our guitar lessons fun. Other teachers seemed to be too serious and academic while Jeff only focused on what I was interested in. I would definitely recommend him to a friend.

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I teach children of all ages how to swim. I have taught children who had never been in the water before as well as coach teens who are hoping to go to nationals on their swimming teams.

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We provide personalized and reasonably priced group and private swim lessons by highly qualified and certified instructors. We have an engaging and responsive staff.

  • 3 years in business
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Kristen works with anyone interested in learning how to swim, improving their swim, learning strength training moves, eating right, and improving their overall fitness. All levels are welcome and will benefit working with her. A division 1 athlete, competitive swimmer, runner and triathlete, swim and tri-coach, Kristen holds certifications in group fitness through AFAA, Spinning through Mad Dogg and personal training through NASM. She is currently working towards a nutrition cert through NASM and an official swimming certification. Kristen has coached all ages from children to adults in swimming, and all levels of adult athletes in the sport of triathlon. Her background is in competitive swimming, and she previously held swimming records at a division 1 school. She also qualified for USA Triathlon age group championships 3 years in a row, by placing in the top 10 in my age group for several races. Kristen loves sharing her knowledge of swimming and triathlon, and overall health and fitness to make you a better athlete and person overall. Please reach out with any specific questions you have!

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I have been a certified swimming instructor through the American Red Cross. I have been teaching swimming lessons for 22 years. I love both group and private lessons. Giving you the confidence to swim is the most important. I love swimming!

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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'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.

  • 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 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 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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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 teaching swim lessons for four years. I have taught both private and group lessons to children of all ages.

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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