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Top 10 swimming classes in Gaithersburg, MD

Students agree: these Gaithersburg swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Horizon Swim

Horizon Swim

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
As a swimming instructor/lifeguard instructor, teaching people how to swim is a passion to me. My joy comes when another person is confident that he or she is able to swim in any body of water. It is just a matter of time!
SwimLabs Swim School

SwimLabs Swim School

3 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Rob-Christine B. says, " My son was really beaming during his private competitive lesson. He was totally grooved about it and raved about it all day! The coach was offering helpful ways to strengthen his breast stroke technique and the videos taken throughout the session showed that his stroke improved in the 30 minute session! Super cool to swim in a pool with a current! He loved it!" Read more
Leviathen Swim School

Leviathen Swim School

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Will learn 1st lesson guaranteed my rate is $100 per class. I'm worth it. I also travel. Teach out of Bowie. I own my own ingrown pool. Novice to Advanced
Jennifer McMahon Lessons

Jennifer McMahon Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Hi my name is Jennifer McMahon. I played lots of sports when I was younger. I am a cerfied lifeguard. I have been swimming for 12 years and I was on my high school swim team. I also played baseball, softball, and a little bit of football. My teaching experience I will work one on one with the kids and teach the basics first then when I think they are ready will move them up. I have taught for about 5 years now. I have taught in my neighborhood pool area and OBGC. I was on my high school softball JV team for 3 years our record was 39 and 1. We were undefeated for 2 years in a row. In my 3rd I got the sportsmanship award. Baseball and football ...
Swim Instructor

Swim Instructor

New on Lessons
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Hi everyone! I am an 18 year old swim instructor who has taught many swim lessons including both group lessons and private lessons, so I am open to doing either of those options! I am lifeguard/CPR certified and have recently renewed my certifications since I have held them for three years. I worked full time this summer teaching swim lessons nine hours a day, five days a week to kids as young as 4 through teenagers. I worked with the American Red Cross swim standards and have worked with their system of progressing in swim levels. I teach all four strokes of swim, basic diving (at a SWIM team level, not diving team level), I have also ta

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 Gaithersburg swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
Marie V.
My grandson loved how quickly he learned. He continues to grow and enjoys his instructors.
SwimLabs Swim School
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