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Gaithersburg Swimming Lessons Instructors

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Seaghaun Collins
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim J.
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I hired Seaghaun to give swim lessons to me and my 12 y.o. son. He easily accommodated adding my husband at the last minute. we are all at differing swim levels. he was able to access our swimming and instruct all of us in the same hour. We all were "swimming" in the first 10 minutes. 3 lessons later and I m now able to do laps! Great instructor!

It's Not TOO Late To Learn!
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Monique D.
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Duane is extremely knowledgeable and have multiple techniques to help those who cannot swim. My cousin and I both travel from Southern Maryland just to take private swim lessons with Duane. The facilities are very nice and clean. My cousin and I have tried several swim classes and have failed until we found Duane! He is very responsive and have multiple openings that are convenient and reasonable. We have learned so much thus far and will continue working with him to build up to the swimming potential we know we can achieve through his lessons.

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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Liz is a wonderful swim instructor. Anyone interested is learning to swim should definately contact her.

Swim Lesson Services
from 4 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn E.
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Brittany Seldon is awesome! She is an excellent instructor and is fabulous with people young and not so young! She had a nice balance between instruction and play with my 6 yr old grandson. She has made him a more skilled swimmer and we can’t wait to see her again in the future.

Mhairi Dances
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lori J.
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Mary Krause was wonderful!!! She conducted a Zumba session recently at our Health Fair and everyone had a great time--still getting compliments. I will definitely recommend--she had all ages (kids, teens, adults) doing Zumba. The lesson was performed so that everyone could participate. Thanks so much.

Keven smith
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
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I have trusted Kevin with my daughters swimming lessons for years. Great guy! With lots of experience.

The Living Fit Project
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Johanna P.
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Bree is a natural at this, she works you hard and does not allow excuses during my workouts. She is patient and will help guide you through any exercise and I really felt like I could see and feel results in just a couple of weeks working with her. I found she was a swim instructor and hired her to help with my son and his swimming improved in just 2 lessons.


I am a certified water safety instructor through Red Cross. I've been teaching group and private swim lessons to all ages for about 5 years.

  • 10 years in business

I have been teaching swim lessons over 10 years. I learned how to swim young and by age eleven I had to skills and dedication to helping others learn. I am a certified Water Safety Instructor as well as CPR and First Aid certified. Look forward to teaching future swimmers!


I am an instructor for ages 2-12 years. I have worked for Kids First Swim School for 3 years but am currently taking private lessons outside of the company. (I can give you a better deal!) I can also do infants or mothers and their young ones! If interested, get in contact with me.


I was a division 1 swimmer in college and am the head coach of a high school swim team.


I offer private swim lessons for all ages with former collegiate swimmer. Lisa has past experience coaching age group swimming with top-ranked summer league in Montgomery County, MD. In order to schedule swim lessons, you must have a pool membership or access to a community/neighborhood pool where private lessons are allowed to be conducted. Please check with your pool about their policy.


I have more experience coaching all different levels of swimmers and all different ages. I've worked with people from ages 4-45 and beginners to professional swimmers.


Our highly experienced and energetic team of swim instructors provide the most remarkable swim experience in the area! We offer flexible scheduling for private, semi-private or create your own group/stroke clinics. Beginner, intermediate or advanced we have the best fitting instructor for you. Join us at our Timonium or Harbor East location to start setting and achieving your goals today!


Hello, everyone. I am Leah. I am a swim instructor. I've been teaching for a few years. I take my job really seriously. I love to teach. I love to see the look on their faces when they get to accomplish their goals. I became a swim instructor to help people learn how to swim, and I want to see them accomplish their goals. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push them to accomplish their goals. I feel like everyone should know how to swim. I would love to help you. I teach all ages. Yes, I am a certified swimming instructor. E-mail me if you have any questions


I give swim lessons to different age-groups. I have given lessons to kids and adults. I have a swimming background.


I am a retired competitive swimmer who has swam for 16 years, including at a division I program in college. I have coached a number of swim teams as well as conducted private lessons for over seven years.


I work for a swim school already. I offer swim lessons for 1 hour with an extensive way of teaching.


Over 8 years of experience teaching swim lessons to a variety of ages and 4 years of competing as a Division I swimmer, I am confident that we can help achieve your goals. Whether you learning to swim for the first time, would like to compete in a triathlon, or want to swim for fitness, we can work together to help you achieve your goals. Great with kids and can help them overcome their fear of water or develop them into very strong swimmers.


I have been teaching swimming lessons for over six years now, and I really enjoy it! I have taught group and private lessons starting at six months old toddlers all the way until adults. Whether you want to have fun, prepare for a race, becoming a better swimmer, or learning to swim, I can help you accomplish your goal.


Like A Mermaid is an excellent service for kids adults and seniors, makes you feel comfortable!

Q & A

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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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