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Find swimming lessons in San Jose, CA

Find swimming lessons in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 swimming classes in San Jose, CA

Students agree: these San Jose swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Champion Gym Trainers (serving All Bay Area)

Champion Gym Trainers (serving All Bay Area)

Offers online services
45 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Adan K. says, "I lost 25 pounds in only 3 months! I didn’t expect to get results this fast but I’m so happy I did! The nutritional coaching was very helpful and they do a good job checking up on you to make sure you’re eating and working out right." Read more


12+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Bryan C. says, "I worked under Jung's supervision for around 2-3 years as a swim instructor. He has shown himself to be an effective communicator when leading his swimming staff. He possesses amazing interpersonal communication skills when interacting with students, parents, and staff. I still remember how easy it was to approach him for help; he always made me feel comfortable with no judgment. Jung has also demonstrated his innovative problem-solving abilities through his personalized training approach for each student. I can recall a specific instance when he noticed a student struggling with freestyle and immediately identified the mistake the student was making. He promptly showed me a couple of drills to assist the student in improving their freestyle technique. These drills differed from the standard curriculum, but Jung's creativity and experience in the field led him to achieve remarkable success and a breadth of knowledge. Lastly, Jung is an exceptionally determined and dedicated individual. His unwavering commitment to the instructors and students at the swim school is evident. When he sets a goal, he relentlessly pursues it, regardless of any obstacles in his way. For instance, I observed him substituting for an instructor during one of my shifts, and he devoted considerable time to a struggling student. He consistently worked with the student individually, focusing on improving their stroke until he saw noticeable progress. During my time at Star, I witnessed Jung Dang's effective communication, progressive problem-solving skills, and unwavering determination. I highly recommend Jung for any job due to his exceptional leadership and competence." Read more
Privateers Swim Lessons

Privateers Swim Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We come to you!!! Ricardo Blanco has been teaching the importance of swimming/fitness for over 17 years, while traveling around the Bay Area to provide lessons in the comfort of his clients' homes for over 15 years. He has experience in teaching individuals at any age, from 6 month old toddlers to senior citizens. He started honing his skills at American Swim Academy and won the prestigious "Teacher of the Year" award in 2008. In 2011, Ricardo created the company Privateers Swim Lessons, where he set a gplewseoal to help residents in the Bay Area learn how to swim and reach their fitness goals 1 on 1. 510-585-6095. Email:...
Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
World and European Champion, Two-times Olympic finalist in swimming.

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 San Jose swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Todd H.
It was great how passionate and excited the trainers were and their dedication to help you reach your goals. I trained for 3 months and it was totally worth it. I was even able to do some cool outdoor workouts with my trainer just to mix things up and when the weather was nice.
Champion Gym Trainers (serving all Bay Area)
Tuan V.
It has been my privilege to work with Jung at Tri4Swim, the most exceptional aquatics manager and fantastic trainer I have ever met. A true professional, he works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly. His knowledge and willingness are to help everyone succeed. He is loved by parents, students, and his employees. His coaching helped my daughter become one of the top swimmers in high school. Please accept my sincere thanks.
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