San Marcos, TX35 Swim Instructors near you

Where do you need the swim instructor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Marcos Swim Instructors

Browse these swim lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Thymai D.
Verified review

I could not ask for a better swim instructor than Rebeccah! She is super kind, patient and very encouraging. And she understands my crazy schedule and continues to be flexible with my needs. I am looking forward to more lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone needing swim lessons. She is phenomenal!!!

CC's Family Swim School
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Cait is currently providing swim lessons to our children and we have been very happy with her.

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.

Marcy Thomas
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Janet M.
Verified review

Marcy is so kind and patient. She gave both my girls swimming lessons over the summer and they learned so much from her. Would highly recommend.

Kicks and Splashes
from 1 review
    Mary S.
    Verified review

    Taught swim lessons and the service and professionalism was outstanding.

    Swim Lessons by Sarah
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Leah W.
    Verified review

    My son really enjoyed his lesson with Sarah. She was very patient and explained things very well.

    Stefano Personal Training
    from 1 review
      Nina S.
      Verified review

      Stefanos has provided personal training for both me and my 11 year old son who is a competitive diver. He has all the qualities needed for a successful personal trainer: he is personable, knowledgeable, experienced and knows how to motivate you to do your best and go beyond your comfort level to achieve your goals. His personal training in the water includes swimming drills, diving skills, corrections and proper form. He also has expertise in core conditioning, strength training and cardio exercises. His background as a physiotherapist also makes him very qualified to assist in recommendations to aid in recovery after exercise and to ensure the safest workout environment and injury prevention. I highly recommend his services as a personal trainer.


      I am a very experienced dancer and instructor. I have danced in high school, collegiate, and professionally. I currently work at Seaworld San Antonio as a performer. I am also a certified swim instructor and have taught all ages, from water babies to adults for three years.


      I've been swimming since the age of two. Through this time I have worked in almost all areas of swimming from distance swimming through open water to sprinting for speed and time trials. I personally have been on three different swim teams, before and during high school. During these team experiences, I competed in district regional and state wide events. To date, I have been teaching in the Houston and then the Austin areas for 6 years and have loved every minute of it. Everyone can take something away from swim lessons and I've worked with all ages from 5 to 76. If you are at all interested or just want more information, let me know and I'm sure that we can work something out!


      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!


      Others "do" lessons; we teach swimming! We have it all, we do it all, and no one does it better than Nitro Swimming -- all under one roof and all indoors! From 6 months through adults, we teach swimming! Our professional and qualified Nitro Swim School instructors are excited and eager to teach you! On the swim team side, Nitro Swimming is nationally acclaimed! Nitro Swimming recently was named a Gold Medal Club by USA Swimming for 2015 which recognizes Nitro as one of the top 20 programs in the country and the only one in Texas! Nitro consistently is at the top of producing the most scholastic all Americans and placing swimmers on NCAA Swimming programs every year. Our indoor facilities protect you from not only the harmful long- term effects of sun damage, but also keep you toasty warm in the cold, dark, windy and rainy nights during the winter.


      I am an all-American swimmer with over 10 years of experience in etching children, adults and the disabled how to swim. I have also been an assistant swim coach, giving me the skill set to apply stroke technique for advanced swimmers.


      I teach beginner and intermediate swimming to all ages. I've been a water baby since day one! I have a beautiful pool at my home, relaxing and quiet. My rates are very affordable, and I teach because I love being outdoors in the water and sharing my love of swimming with others.


      I give swim lessons for all ages and abilities. I am specializing in fitness, technique, speed, and helping clients set and reach realistic goals.


      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.


      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!

      • 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.


      I teach private swim lessons at the pool of your choice. I have several years of experience in teaching students of ages 3 to adults how to swim or just improve their swimming skills.

      • 4 years in business

      My ethics & professionalism .


      I'm a 21-year-old senior at UT Austin and have been teaching swim lessons for the past six years. I am CPR and Water Safety Instructor certified and have coached a neighborhood summer league team in San Antonio for four years. I have taught all types of swimmers, from 2-year-olds to 60-year-olds.


      I can help you learn how to swim! Do you need help? Sure! Give me a call or e-mail me. You need to be able to come to me. I charge $30 per session!

      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 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.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.