What People Are Saying About SwimKids...

"Thank you very much for the excellent training you provided our son, Ethan ...Coaches Becky, Janine, and Molly were superb in all facets of their instruction. Prior to SwimKids, Ethan was not comfortable in or around a swimming pool. However, in less than three weeks, he is excited and eager to participate in future pool activities.

Coach Becky provided an impressive overview of the program and helped us as parents maintain the appropriate perspective during his lessons. She also helped us in laying out a long-term plan in order to improve upon Ethan's milestones to date. Coach Janine and Coach Molly were perfect in their disposition and demeanor in building Ethan's confidence in them and in himself. The both have an ease with children that is endearing, positive and enthusiastic. We were incredibly comfortable with how they managed our son and converted him into an aquatic adventurer.

I have no doubts that your organization receives hundreds of letters from parents like us who appreciate the dedication and spirit in how you approach your responsibilities. Please commend your staff for their commitment to all children's well-being in helping them overcome their fear of the water. Ethan has and will continue to benefit from your impressive program. Thank you again for making this experience a special one."

George and Tracy Davidson

"My daughter Alex has taken swim lessons with SwimKids for almost a year now. She looks forward to each lesson and is really learning a lot. The other day she was playing with her Barbies on her water table and I overheard her giving swim lessons to her Barbie dolls. She told them she was coach Cara and they were going to have "so much fun today." She ran through the songs and various exercises (bobs, floats, kicks, etc.) with each Barbie. What particularly struck me was the way she was praising each of "them" for their effort and hard work...just as she receives each lesson.

So...thank you and your staff for making my 3 year old daughter feel as special as she does each time we leave. I truly appreciate all the effort made each week to not only turn my daughter into a swimmer, but also help develop her character as demonstrated through an innocent playtime activity."

Heather Hewson, Fredericksburg, VA

"Victoria loved this so much she said, 'Grandma, I want to do this forever.' I saw real improvement and most importantly confidence and ease in the water."

Janis Brown

"The SwimKids program is absolutely the best. Both my kids are swimming comfortably and have natural safety reflexes around the pool now which was always my goal for them. I can be at any pool with them and have peace of mind."

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey

"Just wanted to write and say how pleased I am with the progress of my boys! Mac started at the age of 3 and is cruising right along. Niko started at 1 1/2 and yesterday he did the back float all by himself, treaded water for at least 20 seconds and swam to the stairs. Both boys are doing great and I highly recommend SwimKids to all parents!"

Nicole Colavecchio

"Before our kids came to SwimKids they were very afraid of the water. Over the course of the past year they have become better swimmers than we could have ever imagined possible. Thank you so much to the wonderful coaches and staff. They were always patient and never introduced more than the kids could handle. Not only are our kids more confident in the water, we are more comfortable as parents when they are around water. We love SwimKids and cannot thank you enough for the amazing difference you made in our children's lives."

Brian Mann, Woodbridge, VA

"My son developed a fear of the deep end taking swim classes at our local rec center. Looked at SwimKids flier for a year before signing up the kids. Was very pleasantly surprised at the top quality to providing my kids the needed techniques to get the best strokes. Took both of my kids at the Woodbridge SwimKids location and they are flying through the drills. After 2 months my daughter is on their swim team and my son is now willing to go back to the deep end. The coaches and instructors are awesome. They are in the water with the kids and the small class sizes are perfect. They get little rewards for passing skills and certificates for graduating a level. We are truly happy to have found SwimKids and have highly recommended them to friends and familyy. We love the blue uniforms that come with registration.

Love the large family locker room. Can't tell you how much that alone is a relief for a parent with an opposite sex child. Most places have one family dressing room! Here they have an entire family locker room so there are no long lines."

Elaine A.

"My kids love this place and so do I! They are learning so fast and having fun doing it. I stumbled on this place doing a random internet search and we are hooked. I plan to start my 3rd child in baby swim classes soon! "

Margaret Sarro

"SwimKids has been awesome. My son has learned so much, and we can't wait to start up again! You are teaching the kids how to survive! You can't put a price in that. Thank you!"

SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey

"I am thrilled with the SwimKids program. As a participant in the Swim Camp for just three weeks, I've seen my daughter graduate two levels! All due to the dedication, skill and enthusiasm of the coaches. Her coach clearly always had her best interests at heart and made every effort to try different ways of making her at ease in the water. I look forward to seeing my daughter's progress and thank all at SwimKids for your efforts!"

SwimKids Woodbridge Parent on 2012 Survey

"I have been bringing my two boys to SwimKids for over six months now. I am extremely pleased at the skills they have gained in such a short amount of time. My son was fearful of going under water when he started and is now swimming independently . The coaches and staff are all so friendly and professional and great with kids . Coach Matt has been so patient with my sometimes difficult and sensory adverse children. We are so thankful for having him as a coach! SwimKids is a very professional and beautiful facility. The waiting area is great to get work done or for siblings to play as well. I will continue to recommend family and friends here!! "

Lisa Sinclair

"Everything about SwimKids is GREAT! The supervisors and staff are wonderful. I couldn't ask for better coaches for my kids. Coach Yurii knows just what to do with Daniel. I love how he works on technique and shows Daniel how to strengthen his muscles. He's wonderful. Coach Kristen is just as wonderful. My husband and I are thrilled that she is working with Heather. With Heather being a 3 year old and autistic, Coach Kristen has patience beyond imaginable."

Tammy Toth

"You all are terrific from the office, supervisors, coaches, everything. Angie is wonderful and gets my daughter to do things that she was never able to do with other coaches. My son is one of the best swimmers in his school. I only have one person (company) to thank -- Thank you SwimKids!!"

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey

"Today was our first lesson at SwimKids in Leesburg. We recently relocated from San Diego where my 3 year old son has been swimming for the last 2 years. After trying lessons at 4 different swim schools in the Northern Virginia area the last 3 months and seeing my son regress in his skills and confidence, I was very disappointed in the choices I was finding for swimming instruction. I hadn't considered SwimKids originally due to the long commute for us, but after today's lesson, the drive is definitely worth it! I can't express how pleased I was with his lesson at SwimKids today. I saw my happy motivated swimmer back in the pool high fiving his coach and coming out of the pool very excited to tell me all about what he did! From your awesome front desk staff who have been very helpful to having personal progress updates from Ann-Margaret throughout the sessions, we finally have found a quality swimming program that my son loves. THANK YOU SwimKids!"

Jennifer Howard

"5 star - From the professional staff who truly care about my daughter's progression to my daughters smile at the end of every class, I couldn't be happier!! "

Liz K Medina

"The instructors and Site Supervisor are a wonderful team! They listen to each child's needs and strive to work at that child's pace, always with praise and encouragement!
Although I pay for membership at another pool, I prefer SwimKids to train my children. They keep the class size small, and they keep age and level of swimming together so preschoolers are not overwhelmed ... I appreciate the rapport that the staff has with parents! Always taking time to make each parent aware of their child's accomplishments."

Mary Gill, Lake Ridge, VA

"My kids are swimming like little fish thanks to SwimKids! It has been amazing to see them progress so quickly and more importantly to see them having so much fun doing it!"

Margaret Sarro, Gainesville, VA

"Best coaches and swimming lessons for children. Kevin's progress over summer is remarkable! Highly recommend SwimKids."

Parent Comment from 2012 Survey

"We have thoroughly enjoyed Swim Camp this year. Our daughter learned a great deal in every minute of class. It was money well spent and we will return for more lessons!"

James Pritchert

"Last Sunday was our first time and I was blown away! My kids have been afraid of water and I was expecting melt downs from both of them at the first lesson. Not only did they both love it, my daughter even graduated one level on the first day! We can't wait for our next lesson!"

Woodbridge Parent on 2014 Spring Survey

"The manager and coach at SwimKids Gainesville are amazing. They were so welcoming, kind, and patient to my daughter not only on her first day of classes but each class after. Coach Jesse is such a great instructor and my daughter was thrilled to receive mail from him not once but twice! The manager, Kevin, is very thorough and takes time to explain everything. We are so pleased with SwimKids! "

Amy Covell

"More praises to the SwimKids Swim Team! My boys had their first swim meet of the season last night and placed in every event they swam!!!!! Including 3 heat winners and 1st place ribbons (their first ever in 5 years on the team)! They are completely different swimmers this season and a force to be reckoned with! Thank you, Thank you! They are flying high on confidence this morning!"

Shell Wilson

"I absolutely love the SwimKids program and have recommended it to everyone that mentions putting their child in swimming lessons. My child was apprehensive about getting into the pool prior to attending SwimKids. We are planning to continue with the program as well as enroll our youngest. I can't say enough about the program. It's wonderful and we are grateful to have it in our area."

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey

"We have been going to the Gainesville location for over a year (summer camps and monthly lessons). I am SO impressed and thrilled with every aspect of your business . Ashleigh is an excellent manager/communicator and the ladies at the desk are always so helpful! My girls have had several coaches and always leave with smiles on their faces."

SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey

"This was my daughter's first experience with swimming lessons. It was absolutely wonderful. I loved the small class and the instructor was great. She really knew how to work with a 4 year old. The facility was clean and the whole staff was cheerful and helpful. Thank you"

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey