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Personal Training
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karina M.
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I've been taking swimming lessons for years now and I still couldn't overcome my fear of the deep end. Thanks for Nadia, I feel more confident in the deep end. With all the patience in the world, she taught me different swimming techniques to help me feel more comfortable and prevent me from panicking. I highly recommend her.

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Workout with Wes
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kam M.
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I took swimming lessons with Wes, his energy and passion truly does reflect on the workout. Thank you for making it a comfortable experience for me!

LiveLoveSwim
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
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Elena is an excellent instructor. She is very patient and was able to help me to relax in the water. I'm in my 50's and have been reluctant to take swim lessons my entire life. I'm so happy to know, that with Elena's help, I will be able to swim on my own. I highly recommend her!

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Khadijah A.
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Mark has been teaching me to swim. He's super patient, encouraging, and, thus far, willing to demonstrate techniques repeatedly :) He is flexible with his schedule and a great instructor. Given the opportunity, I'd refer anyone wanting to learn how to swim to him.

  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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My friend and I hired Matt to teach my 2yr old and her 1.5yr old basic swimming at our home. He was wonderful with them and at the end of the summer my son was comfortable going under water, blowing bubbles and floating on his back. I would recommend him and hope to have him come back next summer.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jiwon C.
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It was clear from the beginning that she has had a lot of experience with kids and it was a smooth transition for my kid who came in having negative reaction to swimming lessons. Now my kid enjoys the lessons.

Action Reality Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jon S.
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I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
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I just met Helene today and I think she is an awesome swim instructor. She is very encouraging with my daughter. Just what she needs!! I also like her responsiveness. I look forward to working with her all Summer.

Starfish Fitness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Domenick C.
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Excellent experience. Mary is very knowledgeable and has helped me improve my swimming mechanics.

Eggert Aquatics
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zhatya Z.
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Eggert Aquatics provided the best swim lessons I have ever signed up for. I enjoyed lessons for my son so much that I signed up as an adult learner. The instructors were friendly, reliable, and made me feel confident every step of the way. I would hire Eggert Aquatics again in a second!

Angie Alva Swim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
LK K.
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Angie was a great swim instructor! She was very patient and worked hard on teaching me proper stroke technique. She modified lessons based on my ability and gave lot of tips that helped me learn quickly. You can clearly tell that she loves to swim and making sure others learn properly.

Kristen's swimming lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shayla G.
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Kristen was a patient, kind, and knowledgeable! She did a great job teaching my kids swim. I look forward to more lessons!

Swim with Donna
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Elizabeth B.
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Donna worked with our sons, ages 6 and just-turned-3, last summer and it was a great experience. She gently pushed them to challenge themselves in fun and engaging ways and their swimming improved tremendously by the end of the summer. The little guy was able to swim alone! Donna is a lovely person and easy to work with, and her rates are so reasonable for the convenience of swim lessons at home. I'd encourage anyone who wants to learn or improve on their swim skills to give her a call!!

Swimmer instruct
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon N.
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Sam is a great teacher. He made me feel very comfortable in the water and had me floating on my first day. His tips and techniques are tailored to fit my needs. I have tried group swimming lessons and had numerous friends and family try to teach me how to swim. For the first time in my life I feel like I am making serious progress. Thank you Sam.

Starfish Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
    Ben L.
    Verified review

    My experience is that Mary Livingston is an intuitive communicator, very knowledgeable in the details of swimming and provides clear guidance/instruction to her students. I am a better swimmer thanks to Mary.

    Swimming Lessons
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Scott B.
    Verified review

    Theresa is fantastic. She is patient, caring, and is so great with our toddler. Highly recommended!

    Sara's Private Lesson
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I provide swim lessons for all ages, beginning from kids to adults. I have been working with children for 12 years. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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    I have trained with professional swim instructors. I have a proven track record of success for both children and adult. I am a certified lifeguard.

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    I have more than 20 years of experience in aquatic sports and massage therapy. Including working with Olympic athletes.

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    I love helping others conquer their fear of water or improve in even the slightest.

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    I offer the following services: - Basketball lessons - Golf lessons - Horseback riding lessons - Personal training - Pilates training - Surfing lessons - Swimming lessons - Tai chi lessons - Tennis instruction - Yoga lessons - Other fitness lessons

    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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    Need a Swimming Instructor

    Holtsville, NY

    • Swimming skill level
      Intermediate
    • Swimming goal(s)
      Other (private party life guard)
    • Student's age
      Adult
    • Details
      June 29 th. 2:30-7:30 in Holtsville
    • $195
      Average price

    Need a Swimming Instructor

    Exton, PA

    • Swimming skill level
      No experience
    • Swimming goal(s)
    • Student's age
      Adult
    • Details
      1) Available Mon-Thur 3-5pm, Mon-Wed 7-9pm 2) Adult 3) Semi-private classes 4)Either 30 minutes or Hourly 5) Monthly sessions 6) Level: Never
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