Here are the best places around Washington, DC to find swimming lessons for kids. Dive into our list of swim schools where babies and kids of all ages learn to become comfortable in the water, master strokes, and have a splash while learning this lifelong skill.
Potomac Swim School
Vanessa M.: Small class sizes and a flexible makeup schedule makes Potomac Swim School a popular choice with local families. All levels of swim are taught, from beginning water acclimation to advanced strokes. Babies as young as 8 weeks old can participate in the Water Babies program!
Age: 8 weeks+
Cost: $96 month
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Tom Dolan Swim School
Vanessa M.: Olympic gold medalist, Tom Dolan, is the founder of this swim school that focuses on teaching essential water safety skills and proper stroke development in a fun way. In addition to swim lessons for babies 3 months through adults, Family Swim Events and birthday parties make this swim school a favorite family spot. The Water Babies I class for babies 3-5 months old is offered free of charge!
Age: 3 months+
Cost: $102+ per month
Nation's Capital Swim Club
Vanessa M.: For decades, Nation's Capital Swim Club has taught the children of D.C. how to swim, producing several Olympic swimmers! They offer swim instruction at twelve D.C. area locations, teaching beginner swim instruction to competitive swimming.
Goldfish Swim School
Vanessa M.: With many locations nationwide, chances are there is a Goldfish Swim School near you. Known for their state of the art shiver-free pools (always a comfortable 90 degrees) and their unique, fun approach to teaching swimming skills, this swim school is great for introducing babies to the water up to competitive swimming coaching. Family Swim and Birthday Parties are also available at most locations.
Ages: 4 months+
Cost: $98+ per month
British Swim School
Vanessa M.: With multiple locations in the D.C. area, the British Swim School is a convenient choice for your family. All classes, from water acclimation beginning for babies 3 months old and up to beginner adult classes, are taught by qualified coaches. With water safety as a major focus, your children will learn the crucial skills they need in fun, interactive lessons.
Ages: 3 months+
Cost: based on location
Vanessa M.: Stree-free swim lessons at Aquatic Stars means qualified instructors use gentle teaching methods and emphasize proper biomechanics for awesome results. Their flexible schedule and makeup classes are a plus for busy families. Private, semi-private, and group swim lessons are available.
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
Vanessa M.: Kids and teens can learn to swim at any level at several of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington's locations. Mommy and Me classes help babies interact with the water, while youth and teen swim lessons challenge swimmers to advance their skills.
Age: 6 months+
Lowell School Swim Lessons
Vanessa M.: Private, semi-private, and group swim lessons are offered to the public at Lowell School, a private K-8th grade school. Highly trained swim instructors teach young swimmers new skills in a way that is both fun and safe. Pool Parties and Open Swim are also offered.
Vanessa M.: Happy Swimmers is a mobile swim instruction company that sends qualified swim instructors to teach your child in your own home pool. With an emphasis on child-centered, playful learning, your "happy swimmers" will learn while having fun. Keeping your instructor for the whole swim season helps build the teacher/student relationship.
Aquamobile Home Swim Lessons
Vanessa M.: A nice option to take advantage of, should you have your own backyard pool, is Aquamobile Home Swim Lessons. A qualified instructor will come to you and teach private swim lessons in your own home pool. Babies as young as three months through adults can improve their swimming skills!
Age: 3 months+
Cost: $48+ lesson
Little Fish Swimming
Vanessa M.: Children as young as six months old can have a splashing good time at Little Fish Swimming. With a focus on improving water confidence and proper technique, their progressive swim lessons will get results quickly! Open swim, Adults classes, Swim Camps, and Swim Parties are also offered.
Age: 6 months+
Cost: $69+ per month
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