A1 Swimming

A1 Swimming

4.9 (16)
Best of 2023
2 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

We start our swim program with teaching stress-free submerging ( going underwater ), water entry ( jump in deep water ), flotation ( front and back ), and treading water. The swimmer can progress from a level of "blowing bubbles" to joining our "Stroke Clinic" program. No matter the swim skill level, age, or comfort in the water, a student can always learn the most needed in private lesson instruction. For young students, we offer educational swim games, instilling confidence in the water by creating a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Our testimonial book comes to prove our success in teaching younger and older swimmers alike, who achieved water safety, acclimatization to water, or overcoming a fear of water.

For the advanced students, Aquatic Stars offers tutoring on endurance swim training, stroke improvement, competitive swimming skills, competitive swim starts and turns, and preparation for swim race events.

When learning with Aquatic Stars you will discover your hidden swimming potential!

We help children to enjoy swimming and be safe in the water!

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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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16 Reviews


  • Wendy Sturley

    Tony and Anna have been teaching my son to swim for over five years now, first in private lessons with Anna and then in Stroke and Turn class with Tony. They are great teachers and very patient with kids. My son is now an incredibly strong swimmer who loves being in the water, thanks to Tony and Anna.

  • Christopher Lancette

    I chose in my mid-40s to face my life-long fear of water. I never went near an ocean, lake or pool. I took private lessons with Tony. He helped me understand the nature of fear of water and how to confront it. Over the course of time, I not only got in the pool but ultimately learned to swim the backstroke and to jump into the deep end of the pool and tread water. I also began learning to swim the traditional freestyle. I intend to return and get over my last hurdles but the fact that I no longer feel terror around water is something I never thought I would achieve in my life. Tony helped me overcome my biggest fear in life and was incredibly patient throughout the process. I'm grateful.

  • Neal J

    Tony was an outstanding teacher for my son. My son had struggled with learning swimming at the local YMCA and I was worried his anxiety and limited athleticism would make it very difficult for him to learn swimming. Tony was very patient and has a gift for working with children of all backgrounds and abilities. My son has become a confident swimmer who enjoys the activity thanks to Tony.

  • Marc Santora

    Coach Tony has been working with my son off and on for several years now. He was doggy paddling when we started, so his overall growth has been tremendous; he just recently earned his "intermediate" trophy by swimming 1 lap of each of the 4 main strokes! Part of the reason I think that Coach Tony is so effective is that he strikes the right balance between having fun, working hard and concentrating on technique. He loves coming to class every week. We highly recommend Coach Tony.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We teach in session of 8 lessons.Each Lesson os 30 min and scheduled for once a week

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

25 Years of swimming experience and 14 years in teaching experience for children and adults.We are ASCA registered and certified swim coaches.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

    Single Private Lesson       30 min    $ 83

    8 STAR Private Package   4 hours  $ 453 ( $55.50 per lesson)

    • All cancellations have to be submitted via email at least 24 hours prior the lesson no exceptions.

    • Last minute cancellations are not accepted.

    • Refunds are offered only when Aquatic Stars cancel an appointment due to any reason by an Instant Refund Program

    • Make up lesson is offered only on the days listed on our calendar for the current session.

    • No make ups for group and floater program registrants.

    • If you register for a package of lessons but you decided that you cannot continue for any reason we charge for the lessons taken as single lessons $70 per lesson.

    • If you register for lessons but your plans have changed and you have not started your lessons we charge a fee of $ 40.

    • If you are late for your lesson it is still considered lesson time since we cannot add up to the end of the lesson, so you can take the full 30 min.

    • There is no roll over lessons from years before or months before if you are a returning client.

    • If you do not show for your lessons in two consecutive weeks without a notice  you are forfeiting your lessons and we are going to open up the slot for another client.

    • Swimming before or after the lesson is not permitted unless you have a pool pass.

    • We are not responsible for lost items you left on the pool deck. Bring your receipt on your first lesson

    • .If you decide to renew and book more lessons you need to do so online a week before the last lesson or we reserve to open up the slot for another client.

    • Semi Private and Tri Private lessons can use their make up only if the whole party agrees on it.

    • There is no makeup policy for Floater Program or Group Lessons.

    • We do not guarantee or reserve lessons ahead of time since the registration system is based on first come - first served basis. 

    • If you cannot start your lessons, request other time or day after your have reserved a slot Aquatic Stars charges $40 registration fee since we need to update our site and book other client and this change causes scheduling conflicts.

    • Aquatic Stars reserve time and day for lesson only after online payment.

    • Try out lessons are charged as single lessons.

    • Substitution of students is not allowed.

    • If you request a makeup lesson you need to send an email to [email protected] 24 hour prior your appointment.Last minute and same day cancellations are not accepted.


    • The participant hereby agrees to participate in the Aquatic Stars LLC, lesson program or stroke school and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Aquatic Stars, its coaches, instructors, officers, directors, agents, owners and employees against any liability resulting from any injury that may occur to the participant while participating in the swim team, lesson program or stroke school. The participant also agrees to indemnify Aquatic Stars LLC for any damages incurred arising from any claims, demand, action or cause of action by the participant.


    • The participant authorizes any representative of Aquatic Stars LLC to have the participant treated in any medical emergency during their participation in the swim team, lesson program or stroke school. Further, the participant and/or parent/guardian agree to pay all costs associated with medical care and transportation for the participant. I have noted on the registration form any medical/health problems of which the staff should be aware.



    How did you get started teaching?

    When we saw the need to help children achieve watersafety and reduce drowning.

    What types of students have you worked with?

    All kind of students from compettive to children scared to put their faces in the water

    What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

    Find a person who will understand your child or your requirement and is willing to work with patience.

    What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

    We offer piece of mind so you can talk to us with whatever needs you have

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