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Top 10 swimming classes in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York swimming lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Aceingswimming.com

Aceingswimming.com

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Serves New York, NY
Ajamani D. says, "I love that Aceing Swimming have a way of connecting with people and helping them feel safe and comfortable when in the water and then proceed to the swimming lessons. :)" Read more
Lightspeed Fitness

Lightspeed Fitness

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
LightSpeed Fitness is a New York City based Strength and Conditioning company, established in 2005 by Phil Carpenter Lee. We train people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition to strength and conditioning, we also coach running, swimming, and cycling. Our clients include children, adults, seniors, professional athletes, actors, military personnel, special operations agents, fire fighters, police, emergency workers, and many more. Anyone can benefit from our services because our philosophy puts your health above anything else. We hope to hear from you soon, it is never too early or too late to get healthier.
NBI Fitness Trainers Manhattan Brooklyn

NBI Fitness Trainers Manhattan Brooklyn

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
27 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Richard F. says, "Highly recommend working with trainer Simon! Very fun guy and he also made the workouts fun. He was also very good with correcting my forms and postures. Great trainer and great experience!" Read more
Coach Jesse Athlete

Coach Jesse Athlete

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I love seeing the progression in players, whether that's helping the youngest players gain confidence and get their first hit or seeing older players commit to their dream college.
Savva Vlasov

Savva Vlasov

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Hi my name is Savva, I have been a learn to swim instructor for 3 years and have been in and out of the water my whole life. The water is my second home and i’ll make sure you will feel as comfortable as I do in the water. I can teach all skill levels and ages, whether you want to learn safety skills and basic swimming or if you want to learn competitive swimming I am there for you ! I am water safety instructor certified and will make sure that you learn the skills needed to be comfortable in the water.
GAOC Academy

GAOC Academy

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
I have more than 17 years of experience in soccer , I started my career as a soccer player Caracas F.C Academy, in my country of birth, when I was only 10 years old. I tried in different categories but unfortunately I couldn't become a professional, injuries and lack of motivation kept me from dreaming. Then I thought of starting to help players of different ages to improve their game, their stamina, their speed, through my training and advice they managed to improve remarkably in each game and in each training session, completing and performing in great condition each game. I have experience as a reef and I am still as a coach in USA Learni
James

James

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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Happy Swimming

Happy Swimming

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Years in business Experience, education, or training What you love about your work What makes your business stand out Special skills or methods
Splash With Anthony

Splash With Anthony

5.0(3)
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Chantel C. says, "Anthony is an amazing swim instructor. Was very patient and made my experience fun. Would definitely refer him to friends and family." Read more
Adem I

Adem I

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Hi! My name is Adem and I have taught swimming for 5 years as a certified water safety instructor and have been a lifeguard for 8 years. At St. Sebastian’s Parish Center, I taught children as young as two and adults of all ages with varying skills and experiences! My mission is to ensure my children and adult learners practice water safety in and out the pool, swim with proper technique, and have fun! I love watching my clients progress throughout their swim journey and build their confidence! All of my kiddos who have tried out for the local swim team are now swimming competitively and I am so proud of them! As a once competitive swimmer mys

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 New York swimming classes

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Jessy D.
He’s a great teacher with my child, made him feel safe and comfortable to learn how to swim. Made learning how to swim for a 4 year old fun and safe!
Aceingswimming.com
Johnson T.
I lost about 40 lbs total working with the personal trainers at NBI Fitness. It was not an easy journey but I’m glad that I stuck through it. The nutritional guidance and support was especially helpful.
NBI Fitness Trainers Manhattan Brooklyn
D. R.
Anthony is a very good swim coach, he is patient and understanding. We had about 5 lessons and each lesson I learned more and more. When I first started out I was terrified but after he got me comfortable in the water it was easy. I'm not a professional yet haha but he put me on the right track, I would definitely recommend getting lessons from him.
splash with Anthony
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