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Envious Swimming
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 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.

Beth Blackman
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.

Youth Aquatics, Inc.
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Lisa R.
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We are so happy with our 3 year old's swim lessons and the progress she has made. The Youth Aquatics instructors are wonderful with kids and very well trained at teaching children how to swim. Our daughter, who started out afraid of swimming, now loves getting into the pool and looks forward to her classes!

  • 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.


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.


I am a former Division I student-athlete at the University of Rhode Island. I provide lessons in stroke technique and provide training programs and insight into race strategy. I work with triathletes, open-water athletes, age group and high school swimmers, and those who want to improve their swimming abilities. I have competed at US Winter Nationals, YMCA Nationals, Atlantic - Ten Conference, and I qualified for the NCAA Division I championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke. I have been swimming for 15 years and have assisted in the training of the backstroke team for the University of Rhode Island.


We offer the following lessons: - Basketball Lessons - Golf Lessons - Horseback Riding Lessons - Personal Training - Pilates Training - Surfing Lessons - Swimming Lessons - Tai Chi Lessons - Tennis Instruction - Yoga and Other Fitness Lessons

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I come with every piece of equipment students will need for a swim lesson. This includes flotation devices, water "noodles," water noodles with pony "heads" for kids, surf boards, "magic carpet," bar bells of all sizes, toys of all sizes and for all ages and more. All adults have to do is to supply the kids and, the bathing suits and, if necessary, the swim diapers. Or all adult students have to do is supply themselves. I can make recommendations on where to purchase items and how and why to buy a wetsuit for a student of any age. I review every single lesson before and after, taking input at these times. And I offer suggestions on what can be done between lessons to help continue the learning process. Every lesson must end on a high note!


I love to teach people how to swim! With 12 years of experince of competitive swimming and now currently a collegiate swimmer. Its something I really enjoy and want to share what I know!


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

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!


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


I am CPR, first aid and WSI certified. I am currently a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Town of Dennis.


I have been a swim instructor for 20 years. I have had WSI, lifeguard and CPR training. I have worked at most of the premier health clubs in the area. I have access to a pool. I am also a Reiki master. I have great success teaching people of all ages learn how to swim. I also help to improve stroke techniques with more experienced swimmers. I look forward to meeting you.

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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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