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Swim Lessons with Nancee
from 15 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda O.
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I can't say enough good things about Nancee! She is so kind and patient. You can tell she really knows what she is doing and enjoys it. In true toddler form, sometimes my 3 year old son is excited and eager to get in the pool and others he is timid and cries a lot. Nancee has been flexible, patient, and consistent despite this Jekyll/Hyde act. I am comfortable with and trust Nancee with my son's swimming her once and you will see why she makes it easy to feel this way! We are planning to come back for a few more sessions this summer and next!

Abby's Swim Academy
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Kelly D.
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Abby was wonderful with my shy toddler. I was hesitant, but she warmed up to Abby and learned so much. We can’t wait for this years swim lessons. I would highly recommend her.

Lessons with Champion
from 1 review
    Steve M.
    Verified review

    A true top-to-bottom master of the sport. From our youngest swimmers learning self-rescue through our most-specialized, NCAA-caliber athletes, Victor connects with just about everyone around a swimming pool. He's an energetic and experienced professional with a finely-tuned swimming mind. Victor's the real deal!


    I am a level-3 certified ASCA swim coach and own my own swim team. I offer private and semi-private lessons throughout the year at surrounding pools in the St. Louis area. I also teach water fitness classes and became a personal trainer to help people transform their lives, and I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.


    I am willing and able to teach swimming. I practically grew up at the YMCA and worked as a guard and swimming instructor for the City of St Louis. I am WSI certified and enjoy both swimming and teaching swimming.


    I am a college student, and I offer private swim lessons at the pool that I work at! I am pretty flexible and am willing to work with different schedules.


    We providing swim lessons from a certified lifeguard. I can help teach basic strokes and help my students get used to the water.


    I am a St. Louis based swim instructor. I have been swimming year-round competitively for 12 years for a club team and now my college team. I give lessons to ages 4 and up at the beginner or advanced levels. If you don't know how to swim or want to improve or learn more about swimming, I will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful swimmer.


    I can teach many different levels of swim lessons, from beginners to advanced. I've been a year-round swimmer for 8 years and can help teach basic lessons or advanced techniques.


    I do not have an official business but teaching kids on how to swim and on how to sit a dog aren't problems.


    I work to promote the client's confidence in themselves while helping improve their swim strokes and endurance.


    I am a swim and fitness coach with over 24 yrs. experience. From a toddler's first time in the water to elite-level triathletes, I can help you reach your goals in the pool and in the weight room. Clients can take from me one-on-one, with a partner, or in a small group. I also teach a lap swim class and a triathlete performance workshop. I work at THE HEIGHTS in Richmond Heights and during summer at MFAC in Maplewood, as well as going to homes to teach.


    I swam competitively for 13 years and have been instructing swimming lessons to all ages for the past six years. I'm currently working for a local YMCA in the aquatic department.


    I teach swim lessons from ages 2 and up. I have experience in teaching lessons for 4 years with customers age 2-16. I am a former lifeguard for 4 years and a member of a swim team for 11 years.


    As a former competitive swimmer from 1993 to 2008. I swam summer league, USS, junior high, high school and college. I love teaching others how to swim. For the past 15 years, I have been a swim instructor and swim coach for Katy Aquatic, and the Ymca. I am currently head coach of the Chesterfield Crocs and Rockwood’s masters. I love having people of all ages in my classes. I have taught babies to senior citizens! I teach both private lessons and group swim courses. Whether you are training for a competition or for the love of swimming, I am here to help you reach your goals. Price $30 For 1 Child Price $45 For 2 Children Same Skill Level Price $60 For 3 Children Same Skill Level NEW Location with indoor pool

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    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 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.

    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.

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