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Pottstown Swimming Lessons Instructors

Browse these swimming lessons for toddlers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pottstown.

Randi C.
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Sweeney Seals Swim School is the best! Colleen has been teaching my kids for six years. When my oldest son started swim lessons with Colleen, he was afraid to swim on his own. He is now on swim team and loves to swim! Colleen is great and really makes swim lessons fun for the kids and encourages them to push themselves! We highly recommend her!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Megan D.
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Miss Karla is ah-maaaaazing!!!!! We had her to our pool for private lessons the summer of 2015. She took my opinionated 3 year old and his shy best friend to new levels of comfortable and confident in the pool. Her patience and personality were the perfect match. Her passion for the water and water safety is obvious and she has great knowledge to share. She always came prepared with a game plan to get the kids engaged and comfortable in the water, while learning new swimming techniques. Her games and songs can be implemented by parents to continue the experience in the water after her lessons. I can't recommend her enough!!! We LOVED our summer with Miss Karla and were amazed at the growth we saw in the kids. Her dedication is unmatched!!!

Making Waves Swim School
5.0
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  • 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/

  • 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!

Atim's swim lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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My daughter really connected well with her and loved the 1st lesson and can't wait to go to her next lesson. She's very patient and a great instructor!!!

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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 am an independent swimming lesson instructor with 5 years of experience. I travel to homes and apartment complexes to give individual, semiprivate and group lessons. My main focus is making children become comfortable in the pool and teaching how swimming can be a lifelong exercise. My approach is serious yet fun. It will want kids beg for more lessons!

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

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Personal in water swim instruction catered to the individual skills. Decades of experience. From fearful beginners to elite level competitors all students improve.

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I am a college varsity swimmer where I am looking to spread my passion of swimming to others through swim lessons and water safety instruction. I am open to teaching all ages and you will be more than satisfied with the results.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Learn to swim in your pool or mine. I teach students of all ages and have 30 years of experience teaching people to swim, from babies to seniors.

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I was a competitive swimmer for over 14 years. Swam through through college and was caption my senior year.

  • 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.

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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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More than 30 years teaching fearful adults and children of all abilities how to swim. Swim coach for more than 15 years and can work with all competitive levels. Experienced Triathlon swim coach.

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I grew up in the water and love sharing my love for swimming with others! I provide an effective, successful service that focuses on core aquatic skills. I am an American Red Cross CPR/First aid/lifeguarding/AED/emergency oxygen/waterpark lifeguarding certified instructor. I can teach out of my local pool in Royersford, PA or I can travel to you.

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Teaching swimming lessons for the beginner to the advanced, competitive swimmer looking to excel his/her technique and abilities.

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NCAA D1 Swimmer & NBAC National Team experience. (Coached and trained by Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps, and Katie Hoff)

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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