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Top 10 swimming classes in Charlotte, NC

Students agree: these Charlotte swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
F&F Sports & Athletics

F&F Sports & Athletics

5.0(3)
Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Liza C. says, "Coach Tim is super positive and able to meet you at the level you are at. He has the patience and energy to teach young kids but can still make lessons challenging but encouraging for adults. You can tell he puts his heart into coaching and genuinely cares about your progress. I’ve worked with trainers and coaches in the past where I have felt like I was just a paycheck, or they didn’t take you seriously if you were a beginner, and you won’t find those sort of coaches with F&F. I know some of coach Tim’s clients are way better than I am but I feel like he takes lessons with me as seriously as he does with the competitive players he coaches. I’ve also seen him coaching kids before one of my sessions and I think if I had a coach like him when I was young I would have liked sports more!" Read more
Swimming Lessons By A Double Olympian

Swimming Lessons By A Double Olympian

New on Lessons
Serves Charlotte, NC
I just returned from competing in the Rio Olympics, and while I am taking a competitive break from the sport, I would love to give back to the sport and help young swimmers learn how to swim as well as take their current skills to a whole new level! Learn and improve your swimming skills with the help and guidance of a Double Olympian You can also find me on Instagram at marko.blazevski or my facebook fan page: @blazmark I've been involved in swimming my entire life. I've been competitively swimming for over 15 years. But I've also been teaching and coaching since my early college days. I've taught toddlers, preschoolers, high school swimmers...
Marina Tikhonova

Marina Tikhonova

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Charlotte, NC
Tatayna T. says, "Coach for swimming. Her experience is more than 20 years. For 10 years she worked in Russia. And 15 years in Israel. With children of different ages and levels. Marina started working with beginners, and later she already worked with swimming teams. Her students competed in national championships and at international competitions. In Russia, she received the title of coach of the first category. Took part in the preparation of Olympic athletes. She teaches swimming easily and correctly." Read more
Fasta LLC

Fasta LLC

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Technique and confidence in all sports makes the athlete. 32 years of experience in swimming, Tennis, Soccer and MMA(boxing).
Colbys Sport Pals

Colbys Sport Pals

New on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I work at the YMCA in Charlotte as a Life Guard and swimming instructer. I have my associates in Early Childhood Education. I also have a lot of experience in basketball and softball. I enjoy seeing the children getting excited when they try something new or get there first hit or make there first basket. Just seeing a child succeed is what its all about.

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 Charlotte swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Johann J.
Exceptional attention to detail, helped improve my all round game and always willing to help me improve my performance! Thanks coach!
F&F Sports & Athletics
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