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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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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Karla worked at my son's pace and continually made progress with him. When we first started he was very fearful of the water and as the lessons progressed she had him diving for quarters! You can tell she truly enjoys working with children and teaching them how to safely enjoy the water.

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!

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janine W.
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Private competitive swim lessons with Kyle was a great success! My daughter cut 5 seconds off her time and she got more confidence with his coaching! Def recommend!

Making Waves Swim School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We only offer private one on one swim lessons which focus directly to the participant. The lessons are in comfortable surroundings and the instructors are very friendly and qualified/

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I offer private and group swimming lessons for infants to seniors and beginners to experts. I am a competitive swimmer certified as a swimming instructor and a water safety instructor (WSI) through the American Red Cross, where I have taught for several years. I have 20 years of swimming experience and 8 years of teaching experience.

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Great swimming instruction in your home pool by an experienced and certified red cross swimming instructor. We've had experience with all ages! We also have excellent references!

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I'm a lifelong swimmer, I swam on Parklands Swim team for several years and taught swim lessons in high school as well as for some friends training in a triathlon.

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I am a college athlete who has experience with teaching lessons. I am open to the idea of teaching any age.

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As an experienced swim instructor and certified lifeguard, I work one-on-one with beginning swimmers of any age to establish the basics to creating a strong swimmer. I maintain professionalism, positivity, and fun while imparting the important aspects of this life skill and while actively engaging and practicing with students.

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I can teach all types of swim lessons, from beginner to competitive swimming skills. I have my lifeguard and CPR/first aid certification as well as my Water Safety Instructor certification.

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We plan the lesson together , many teachers plan the class ahead to save time. I believe that two minds can solve a problem quicker than one

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As a recent Cornell pre-med graduate majoring in biology, I have extensive experience tutoring and teaching students of a variety of ages (4-20) in all subjects including math (algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, etc), ELA, and science (chemistry, physics, biology). As the Cornell Global Health Program Assistant, I also have extensive experience with administrative duties, including word processing, data entry, presentation creation, and calendar management. Through numerous professional and leadership positions, including Cornell’s Global Health Program Student Assistant, College of Human Ecology Student Ambassador, and Philanthropy Chair of my sorority, I've honed my ability to manage concurrent deadlines, prioritize tasks, and communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers.

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I teach swimming lessons to students of all ages and skill levels (beginning to competitive). I am a college varsity athlete and would love to help you improve your swimming, whether that is learning to swim or trying to qualify for a swim meet.

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I have a lot of experience as I have been swimming competively ever since I was 6 years old. I also currently teach swim lessons and I am also a lifeguard.

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I teach 6-month-old to 6-year-old kids independent swimming and self-rescue. Each lesson is individualized for the child.

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I have many years of teaching swimming lessons and life guarding. I am a full-time college student, and I'm home for the semester. You must have a pool, or we can go to a public indoor pool.

  • 8 years in business
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With over 35 years of Swimming and Fitness Coaching Experience

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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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Swim-in Zone is a family-owned swimming academy. We specialize in swim lessons for babies, toddlers and school age children, but we also offer novice swim lessons for adults in our 87 degree indoor-heated pool. Safety is a huge focus in our Red Cross curriculum. Our lessons are offered year round and grouped in sessions which roughly correspond with the seasons and school year. We offer swimming lessons from 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday; 9am-6:30pm on Friday; 8:30am-1pm on Saturday and 12:30pm-3:30pm on Sunday. Our teachers are well-trained professionals with a passion for swimming and children. Even Nemo, the clownfish, went to swim school!

  • 7 years in business
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My goal is to make sure every client is fully secure and safe in the water. I would teach the fundamentals of how to enter the water, breathing techniques, strokes and how to survive. I will make them comfortable and at ease in the water where they will one day experience the joy of swimming.

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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