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Marilyse Tucker
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
LaTanya J.
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I am a 45 year old female who has never taken a swim lesson and quite honestly, hadn't planned on doing so for the rest of my life. That was until recently, my husband and I decided to have a pool built in our yard; all three of our kids, and my husband, are great swimmers and it's something we've wanted to do for a long time. I decided to look for a swim instructor and thankfully, Thumbtack led me to Marilyse. After just 1 lesson, I was in the deep end of our pool...WITH NO FLOTATION DEVICE. I pretty much gave up on ever being comfortable in the water and just thought I'd get just as much enjoyment watching my family swimming and playing in the pool as they would to be in it. After today's lesson, I feel a sense of confidence that I've never felt before and for the first time in my 45 years, I am not afraid to go in the pool and although I have lots more to learn, I am excited that I won't have to be a spectator and can enjoy the pool along with my family and friends. Marilyse is patient and encouraging. At the end of our lesson she asked my family to come and watch what I had learned so that they could hold me accountable. The best feeling of all was when they all cheered and clapped after watching me demonstrate what I had learned in just 1 lesson. THANK YOU Marilyse; I look forward to future lessons with you.

Kelly Cox
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Agnes M.
Verified review

Kelly gave swimming lessons to my two grand children ages 2 and 3. They were quite the challenge but Kelly really did a great job encouraging them. She persisted when they cried and kept them focused.

Swim Lessons by Sarah
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leah W.
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My son really enjoyed his lesson with Sarah. She was very patient and explained things very well.


I have always enjoyed the water and swimming ever since I was little kid. All through high school and some in college, I would lifeguard during the summer, and it was such a fun job. I enjoy swimming and teaching; so I thought what about teaching swimming lessons to little kids? I love it!


We train individuals for their first race. We offer training regimens to prepare racers for up to a 70.3 long-course race. Basic swimming lessons are also offered to anyone interested in learning to swim.

  • 10 years in business

I have been teaching swim lessons for 7 years. I have been a lifeguard for 4 years and an aquatics director for 3. I specialize in teaching people with water phobias that want to learn swimming skills. I have taught all age groups from 6-month-old babies to senior citizens. I understand how to modify the techniques to the abilities of the student. I am patient, and I love what I do.


Traveling swim Instructor with young and fun new approach to swim lessons! Not only will you or your child learn to swim, but you'll have fun doing it too!


I am a swim coach and water polo player. I have been coaching swimming for over 10 years and swam since I was young. Also, I played water polo in high school and college.


I have over 6 years teaching experience for ages 6 months to adult! I am currently teaching out of a private pool; or will come to you! -CPR Certified, Trained and Insured -All Ages -Group or Private lessons available -6 week sessions at a time


I am a San Antonio based swim coach. I've been a competitive swimmer since I was 9 years old, and I played water polo in high school as well as my freshman year of college at LSU. Although I no longer swim competitively due to a shoulder injury, I still love swimming, and I love to share my passion with others. I have been an assistant coach for summer swim leagues as well as swim instructor at Lifetime Fitness. I specialize in improving advanced swimmers stroke in technique, but I have taught children of all ages.


As a private swim instructor, I pride myself in meeting the needs of my clients to help them achieve their swimming goals. My experience as a swim instructor for 14 years - coupled with my history as a USS Club and NCCA competitive swimmer - allows me to work with clients of varied skill levels, including swimmers with special needs.


I have been a WSI for over 40 years. I have great success in teaching all levels, especially adults in learn-to-swim programs.

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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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