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Top 10 swimming classes in Fountain Valley, CA

Students agree: these Fountain Valley swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
YOU -Swimming Now!   ~Private, Individually Tailored Swim Coaching

YOU -Swimming Now! ~Private, Individually Tailored Swim Coaching

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Isabelle B. says, "As an adult non swimmer with a fear of water, I was looking for someone who has had success with someone like me. Kathryn is a patient instructor but she gently pushes my boundaries to help me achieve my goals. Her approach is methodical and builds upon itself. I would highly recommend her." Read more
Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

Champion Gym Trainers Southern California

5.0Exceptional(7)
20 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, 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 Fountain Valley, CA
Elysia says, "Vanessa completely understands the foundation of body mechanics and coached me how to be confident in my body! " Read more
ASCA With 23 YEARS  EXPERIENCE SWIMMING COACH

ASCA With 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE SWIMMING COACH

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, 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.
Swimming By Ghazal

Swimming By Ghazal

New on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Certified female swimming instructor mire than 20 years experience available for kids and adults, beginners to advanced levels, mommy&me. Learn and Improve your swimming -Learn to enjoy swimming both as a sport and leisure activity -Improve your endurance and stroke
Dolfun Private Swim Lessons

Dolfun Private Swim Lessons

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
I offer the highest quality of cetified instruction available with the maximum benefits provided thru my uniquely customized aquatic program! Lessons are structured under the American Red Cross guidelines with progressive levels based upon individual learning ability & skill level? I will provide a safe environment along with Swim Safe Survival Skills, while earning the participants trust with my certified teaching tecniques! I do guarantee successful results along with a Certificate of Acheivement upon completion!
Multisports Orange County

Multisports Orange County

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
I to techinique and video analysis for competitive swimmers and triathletes ages 10 and up. My specialties include: Improving technique in the 4 competitive strokes Improving underwater kicking and turns Wetsuit specific freestyle technique for triathletes. Video analysis with above and below the water cameras Teaching running and cycling technique. Bike fitting, handling, & safety skills Triathlon Transition skills It's not work if you love what you do....
TribzLacrosse LLC

TribzLacrosse LLC

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
TRIBZLACROSSE EMPOWERING ATHLETES SINCE 2007 FOR OVER A DECADE, TRIBZLACROSSE HAS BEEN PROMOTING AND GROWING THE GAME OF LACROSSE ONE PLAYER AT A TIME. WE COMBINE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S SUNSHINE, WITH EAST COAST FUNDAMENTALS, TO MAKE OUR TRBZ TEAM EXPERIENCE, COACHES, AND EVENTS EXCEPTIONAL. TRIBZLACROSSE OFFERS AN EXCITING TRBZ CALENDAR OF LACROSSE EVENTS FOR IT’S MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE BEST AND ORIGINAL ORANGE COUNTY WNTR AND SMMR LEAGUES, AND OUR AMAZING ANNUAL SUMMER LACROSSE TOURNAMENT, THE (TLCS) TRIBZLACROSSE CALIFORNIA SHOWCASE; THE FIRST EVER LACROSSE EVENT AT THE ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK.
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
VodaBike

VodaBike

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Fountain Valley, CA
Water biking is pedaling on a stationary bike that has been submerged in water, like in a swimming pool. The bikes are customizable for resistance settings and seat heights. Bikers work at high-intensity intervals in a low-impact environment.

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 Fountain Valley swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the Fountain Valley area.
Anja
Kathryn's ability to connect with me, as a new swimmer who had considerable apprehension about submerging in the water, was unlike any swimming lesson I have observed. I am so glad I took the risk of stepping out of my comfort zone and signed up to work with her! I am now very relaxed and confident in the water and am swimming as if I have done this my whole life. -Great balance of empathic support and correct stroke technique. Thanks for the new sport, Coach!
YOU -Swimming Now! ~Private, Individually Tailored Swim Coaching
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
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