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  • 38 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
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Joe was such a huge help! In the matter of just four lessons I was swimming triple what I was during the first. Super professional guy and really knows what he's talking about. Would recommend to anyone!

Retired Swim Coach
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Chuck was my swim coach from the age of 8 until I graduated high school. Prior to age eight, he taught me swim lessons, and around age 7 or 8, he told my mom and I that I was a natural breaststroker and that I should consider competing on the swim team. Chuck was more than just a coach. He was like a second father figure, as I spent a lot of time with him and the team growing up. Chuck is a caring, positive individual with so much passion for the sport of swimming. He has a lot of knowledge regarding stroke technique, as well as training properly for competitions. He is very encouraging and positive, and was always there after a great race, but also following a difficult race...and always with kind and motivating words. Charles (Chuck) is a top-notch coach with so much to offer!

Erin's Swim School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janeen K.
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I cannot say enough how Erin is such a wonderful swim teacher. I have observed her in a public setting teaching swim lessons to both adults and children at Lifetime Center. She is compassionate, caring and treats everyone with understanding and patients Her lessons are effective and well planned and she builds upon each student's strengths to bring them quickly forward to be the best swimmer they can be. I highly recommend her to any and all people.

  • 9 years in business
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I am a certified swim instructor for babies up to adults. I have 10 years of experience teaching both group and private lessons. My certifications are in swim instruction, lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, AED and oxygen administration.

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I have over 20 years plus of teaching swimming lessons in private homes, condo facilities and public pools. I have a unique way of getting adults and children to learn stroke development and the fundamentals of swimming. I want students to feel confident in the water and to be able to show their skills. I'm a certified Lifeguard and WSI/CPR certified. I'm also a Physical Education teacher and certified Special Education teacher. I have worked with a variety of children and adults and many different skills levels.

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I provide private professional swim lessons. I can teaching babies to adults how to swim, conquer fears, and reach their goals. Private lesson rates are $10/half hour. $20/hour.

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Two passions that I have . Swimming and music. I have been a swimmer since a young age, and have taught in various environments- pools, lakes, even the ocean, for over 12 yrs. No one is too young or too old to learn how to swim. I've seen all ages learn. I am a certified swim instructor for all ages. I've played piano for 12 years and have a deep appreciation and love for music. I teach beginner piano lessons, and love working with both adults and children in the area of music.

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I can teach all ages and all abilities in swimming. I have competitive swimming and coaching experience. I have been teaching swimming lessons for 14 years.

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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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