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Liz & Fitness plus SWIM
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth O.
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As a hopeful candidate to be a U.S. Army Special Forces operator, I was beyond impressed with the work that Liz did with me. She not only helped me achieve a superior level of fitness with HIIT training, she also trained me to be a superb swimmer so that I may excel in Combat Dive School (the same school Navy SEALs go through). Her knowledge of outstanding exercises combined with her high energy and motivating personality make her an excellent trainer. The only thing that could have improved my experience with her would have been to sign up for more sessions, but unfortunately I needed to report for the intense training that Liz had so adequately prepared me for.

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Krista G.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
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Krista really knows her stuff and is great with my kids. They are always excited for their swim lessons with her and I feel they actually learn and we get a good value for what we pay. I'm glad we found her and definitely recommend!

MannySwims
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne W.
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I have never seen someone inner act with different age children as Manuel in swimming lessons. He takes the time with each child to make them comfortable in the water. My grandchildren simple LOVE swim lesson time and wants to practice what he taught them that day. I HIGHLY recommend his for swim lessons no matter what the age. He is SO patience while teaching.

Rebecca K.
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I've had many private pilates sessions with Lesley and I think she is one of the best, most knowledgeable instructors I've ever had. Lesley's attention to detail during private lessons means you are working hard every second. She is on it, with small tweaks that make all the difference. I can definitely feel a difference in my body's stength, tone, and posture after taking her private sessions on a regular basis.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia P.
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I absolutely love Grace!!! She has lots of patience not only with kids but adults like myself (I'm 40 years young :)) She is very knowledgeable on swimming skills and techniques. She makes me feel really comfortable with her instructions. She is making sure I get the basics right and she knows exactly when to push me. She gained my trust immediately, she is just an amazing instructor! l recommend her to any child or adult who really wants to learn to swim :).

NowICanSwim
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vinita R.
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Awesome swim lessons catered to every individual.

Emazing Swim Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda N.
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We have had children in swim lessons with various instructors over the past 6-7 years, and Evan is truly among the best of the best. He obviously has a passion for what he is doing. He takes time and gives special attention to assist each of my daughters with specific instructions on how to improve their swimming. My daughters have both made huge improvements in swimming more independently with Evan's excellent teaching.

Lauren’s Swim School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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My boys love working with Lauren and look forward to lessons every week.

The Dallas Swim Lady
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
April M.
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Amy Adams' private swim lessons are the most effective swim lessons we've done and we have done a lot! From the Y to Baylor to other private and group lessons...Amy is the toughest and that is necessary for young children to be able to "get it." However, my kids LOVE her and love there lessons! I LOVE going to sit by her pool...it's so beautiful...it's my favorite :)

Ms. Nic's School of Fish
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Mark L.
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Nicole gave both my younger children swimming lessons. My son the youngest one was quite difficult as he did not want to put his head under water. Nicole was patient and kind. She worked with him until she gained his trust. Both children are excellent swimmers today. We love Nicole!!!

NewTurn Fitness
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
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Kate was prompt with her responses. I look forward to working with her in spring 2015

  • 4 years in business
About

We are here to get you swimming at your maximum potential! Swimming classes and lessons are taught by John Thorburn, a seven-time NCAA Division 1 All American at SMU and world-record relay team member. John specializes in teaching adults of all skill levels, including those with fear of water. His patience, passion, and gentle teaching style has earned Dallas Swim a five-star rating, with over 800 lessons taught in 2015. We offer classes and private lessons ranging from fear of water to advanced stroke technique. Our most popular class is swimming for fitness, a small class held throughout the week for students looking to get in shape and improve their swimming abilities. It's also a lot of fun! Whether you are just starting out or you are ready to tackle a triathlon, we are here to unlock your potential. It's time to get after it! We're looking forward to seeing you in the water!

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I teach children 18 months and up to swim and love the water. There is also a class that teaches swim team training with swim meets as well. Check out the website for most info.

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I have experience working with special-needs children and adults in both lessons and fitness! I am flexible and personable and am always willing to listen to a student's needs and fear and above all, I'm looking forward to having fun with my students! Willing to travel to you for your convenience! FREE meet and greet and skills assessment for you or your little one! I LOVE incorporating superheroes, princesses, cartoon characters, animals, or anything else your child may enjoy in order to help the skill understanding process and UP THE FUN!! I believe that swim lessons can change lives in so many different aspects, and I strive to always help my students achieve what they set out to do!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'm a former USA swimming qualified swim coach. I'm willing to travel if students have pool they're comfortable with.

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I'm the head lifeguard at the Southern Methodist University pool and do lessons with all ages and all levels of experience.

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I've been a swimmer and diver for 14 years. I swam and dove for SMU, and also City of Plano cops competitively. Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services.

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My name is Mikayla Yates. I have been a swim instructor for 3 years and am certified in CPR and WSI. I provide lessons for ages 3 and up.

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I am a 10-year experienced personal and professional swimming coach. I will help you to accomplish your goals.

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I have been teaching swim lessons for 9 years and have taught all ages, and many different kinds of people!

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I have worked with children from infants to 10 years of age. Water/pool safety isn't just about being in the water. Let me teach your children about water and pool safety. I teach about talking and interaction. Let me come teach your young ones to swim in the privacy of your own home. For a group session, I bring an additional helper.

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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