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Find swimming lessons in Dana Point, CA

Find swimming lessons in Dana Point, CA

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Top 10 swimming classes in Dana Point, CA

Students agree: these Dana Point swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
20 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
Chris C. says, "Hired Champion Gym Trainers for swim lessons for my 3 kids ages 4, 6, and 9. Coach Amina came over to our apartment complex pool and helped my kids become floaty free for the summer! We are so happy with the results" Read more
MindBodyNShape

MindBodyNShape

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
Elysia says, "Vanessa completely understands the foundation of body mechanics and coached me how to be confident in my body! " Read more
Gigi Steele - Swimming, Trumpet, Academic Tutor

Gigi Steele - Swimming, Trumpet, Academic Tutor

5.0Exceptional(5)
14 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
Carolyn M. says, "Coach Gigi is great with kids! She has really taught my grandchild so much about being in the water. Really appreciate her!" Read more
Beeler Aquatics Inc.

Beeler Aquatics Inc.

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
We have the best female water polo team in the United States. Our players swim, pass, shoot and understand the game well enough to be Division 1 college players or Olympians by the time they're out of high school. Our boys program is right there as well just haven't had as much success but they have had success and getting national team players and Division 1 college players. The players and seeing their improvments.
Actio Aquatics LLC

Actio Aquatics LLC

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
We are swim instructors committed to providing individualized swim lessons. Our educators have an extensive background working with children. We create individualized swim programs suitable for individuals of all abilities 6 months and up. For more information, please go to www.actioaquatics.com
Lil Swimmers

Lil Swimmers

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
Hi! I've been teaching locally for 20 years and have 3 children of my own. My students range from infants to adults and I can teach at your pool or mine! Looking forward to working with you!
ASCA With 23 YEARS  EXPERIENCE SWIMMING COACH

ASCA With 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE SWIMMING COACH

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Dana Point, CA
Hello every body, with my 23 years experience, my PHD academic background and my educational reference over all I’m the right choice for beginners and squads.
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Dana Point, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Water And Earth

Water And Earth

New on Lessons
Serves Dana Point, CA
I am a humble conoseur of both water and earth. Weather its surf, swim or gardening lessons, i have 12 years experience and will be more than happ to share my knowledge with others. Aloha Being in the water, working the land to become sustainable or doing an phsical activity to be close to our bod and nature, keep ou in contact with yourself the earth and thriving. It os a jo to promote this with all human beings on this planet.

Your Swimming Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do swim classes cost near me?

Swim classes cost $40 to $80 per hour for private lessons or $100 to $160 per month for weekly classes with a small group of people. Fees increase for extended sessions longer than 1 hour and for teachers who were professional competitive swimmers.

What should you expect during a swim class?

During a swim class that's typically 30 to 60 minutes long, you should expect to learn:

  • Floating techniques
  • Breathing practices
  • Basic kicking styles
  • Treading water
  • Basic swimming strokes
  • Diving and underwater swimming techniques
  • Long-distance swimming methods
  • Rescue, CPR, and snorkel training for advanced lessons

What should I wear and bring to a swimming class?

Supplies to bring to a swimming class include:

  • Swimwear that fits properly
  • A swim diaper for children who aren't potty trained
  • Tote bag to keep your clothes dry and store your things
  • Flip-flops to keep your feet clean around the pool area
  • Sunscreen if the outdoor pool gets direct sunlight
  • Swimming cap and hair ties
  • Flotation devices
  • Toiletries for showering
  • Plastic water bottle
  • Towels
  • Goggles
  • Earplugs

Extra tips: The swimming pool may offer some of these items for free or at a fee. For girls learning to swim competitively, a 1-piece bathing suit is necessary.

How many swim classes do I need to learn swimming?

People without a fear of water need 15 to 20 hours of swim classes on average to learn swimming. Those who must also overcome their fears of drowning will need more time and practice to swim confidently.

What is a good age for a child to take swimming lessons?

A good age for a child to take swimming lessons is from 2 to 5 years old. After this age, the lungs of children are strong enough to hold their breath underwater long enough to swim.

Good to know: Introducing a child to the water at 1 year old helps them feel comfortable in a pool, although they won't be able to swim yet.

Are infant swim classes safe?

Closely supervised infant swim classes are typically safe for children from the age of 6 months onward. However, infant swim classes don't guarantee that a child will learn enough to stop themselves from drowning.

Note: Some doctors also caution that children prone to respiratory infections shouldn't swim in chlorinated pools until they are more than 2 years old.

Can I get swimming lessons as an adult?

You can get swimming lessons as an adult at most pools with private instructors. Call ahead to ask for the schedule of adult classes, age requirements, and a list of anything you should bring with you.

How do I find a good swimming class?

Use this checklist before booking classes at the local pool to find a good swimming class:

  • Compare class prices from 3+ teachers or pools near you.
  • Ask for proof of their water safety education, lifeguard training, and other related credentials.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Check that the swimming pool facility has liability insurance.
  • Keep a copy of the terms and conditions of the swimming lesson contract and refund policy.
  • Beware of the lowest prices that can indicate low-quality lessons.
  • Don't make a full season payment upfront for lessons unless you can get a partial refund later.

What questions do I ask a swim class instructor?

  • How long have you been teaching people to swim?
  • What’s the minimum amount of experience required for a teacher?
  • Can students warm up in the pool before classes begin?
  • Is swimming practice time at the pool outside of lessons included in this price?
  • Will I get a locker to store my things in during class?
  • Do you offer discounts for families?
  • How long does it typically take to teach a child to swim?
  • What should I work on to swim better?
  • Which exercises should students practice at home that help to learn swimming faster?
  • Can you create a customized training plan for each student?
  • How do you describe your teaching style?
  • What do you do to help children overcome their fears of water?
  • Are goggles or swim caps required for all lessons?

Reviews for Dana Point swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the Dana Point area.
Richard A.
I really improved my batting average and swing technique working with Champion Gym! I have the confidence now to make the varsity team at my high school thanks to my coach Ron. thanks for all your help.
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California
Carol
Vanessa coaching and influence has been life changing. She's motivating, patient, smart, and inspiring. Working with her for one month I got better results than I had ever dreamed of, and an experience far superior to the one I had at a top nearby fitness club.
MindBodyNShape
Agata O.
Gigi is amazing teacher, my 12 years old son learned swimming with only 4 lessons, build his confidence and love to spend every free time in the pool , I would refer Gigi to anyone who would like to learn swimming , she have great approach explaining steps to achieve excellence and sets high goals for her students. Highly recommend
Gigi Steele - Swimming, Trumpet, Academic Tutor
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