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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.
Clinton B Sports Class

Clinton B Sports Class

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Paul Abraham G. says, "He was great and you could tell he genuinely cared for the progress of our son, Excellent coach with great experience! I will recommend him!" Read more
Franklin Swim School

Franklin Swim School

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I am a swim instructor with years of experience working at a premium NJ day camp. My swim lessons are full of learning, fun, and are very energetic. I am the Aquatics Director managing a team of 14 Instructors, teaching them techniques for success, overseeing 500+ campers giving them the most out of lessons. With a lot of success. I have my W.S.I which is a water Safety Instructor qualification, my lifeguard cert and first aid/CPR. I am also a qualified lifeguard and I am willing to life guard any private events that you may need. I have life guarded for many years now and even managed a group of guards during several big events. Let's have f...
Adem I

Adem I

New on Lessons
8+ 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
Albina Krasykova Swimming Lessons

Albina Krasykova Swimming Lessons

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I have been swimming for 12+ years and it's more than just a sport for me but rather part of me, my lifestyle. Swimming is great to maintain in a great physical and mental shape. It's a lifestyle which leads to a successful and joyful life. And I am more than happy to introduce, and teach it to my students. I teach students of different levels/backgrounds - getting comfortable in the water, basic strokes, professional technique, endurance, speed. Teaching to my students swimming and see they progressing in it....
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
Safiya Whitehead

Safiya Whitehead

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Hello, Hi, Howdy: My mom tells me that I was a toddler still in diapers when I jumped in a pool while we were on vacation. I was sleep minutes before this happened. When they looked up I was floating with my diaper the only thing above water. When they pulled me above the surface I was smiling and giggling. From there I began my swim journey where I learned formal swim safety and conditioning. At the age of 15 I began teaching swimming and have had hundreds of students ages 3-97. Everyone can and should swim. I would love the opportunity to help you meet your goal of swimming.
Splash With Anthony

Splash With Anthony

5.0(3)
2 hires on Lessons
11+ 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
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
Kevin Minchala

Kevin Minchala

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
I have been swimming for 7 years, have swimed competitively for 3 years, and have been a swim instructor for 2 years helping children, and adults get over their fear of water, learn basic strokes, and some have gone on to join a swim team.
James

James

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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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.
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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