What People Are Saying About SwimKids...

"Both my girls (4 and 5) have taken 3 weeks worth of lessons so far this summer. We had a couple of breaks in betweeen because of vacation so not straight 3 weeks. Anyways, they have made AMAZING progress. I HIGHLY recommend SwimKids to anyone who wants to see real quality results when it comes to teaching your kids how to swim. I have tried some centers that are closer to my neighborhood, but was not happy with the results. I think it helps that SwimKids is every day of the week and not just once a week. The SwimKids in Leesburg is only a 15 minute drive, but it's worth it!! I love it, and the Kids love it!!!

We had different instructors each week, and each one was superb. They really know how to work with the kids and get them going with the right techniques. Both my girls, even at just 3 weeks worth of lessons, are swimming so confidently, front and back floating, kicking, opening eyes under the water, and pushing off from the wall. They are learning some great safety skills right now in Level 4.

Bottom line, SwimKids rocks. "

Mary K., Sterling, 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

"Luke had a blast and learned so much... SwimKids is one of our favorite places!"

Kelly Delaune

"We love you! Every instructor has been top-notch and in summer swim camps it is great that you keep the same instructor for the whole week. And bravo for bringing in more male instructors- it is always good to have male role models/teachers for my son. Love the new Woodbridge facility!"

SwimKids Woodbridge Parent on 2012 Survey

"My daughter started in SwimKids a year ago when she'd just turned 3. She was afraid & didn't want to put her head under the water. Within 2 lessons, she was no longer afraid & would eagerly go under water. Needless to say, this made everything, especially bath time much easier. My family was amazed that at 3.5 she could actually really swim on our summer vacation! She has continued to progress under the watchful eye of her beloved Coach Ashley. Ashley really "gets" my little diva & Margie strives to impress her. I can't say enough good things about the program and the staff at the Gainesville facility! "

Mary-Rose Amos

"Can't say enough WONDERFUL things about the Woodbridge location. They took my daughter from being scared of the water to going under by herself in less than 2 months!! Now she's a fishy who LOVES the pool and is confident, but safe in it! Thank you!!"

Teresa Savage

"As a former American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor I have been very impressed with the SwimKids program. The teachers are really fantastic and engaging. The water is warm! It's great."

SwimKids Parent on 2012 Survey

"We love SwimKids! Coach Taylor is so great with the little ones, and we've loved watching our boy progress since his days in the SplishSplash classes. At only 9 months, our son is safely entering the pool on his own to our 1-2-3 cue, learning to kick, and swimming underwater for 4 seconds at a time. This has been a great experience for all of us, and we can't wait to see where it takes him."

Jaime England

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

Parent Comment from 2012 Survey

"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

"SwimKids has been a true blessing for my children. One of my boys had a near-drowning experience when he was 6 and has been terrified of the water since. At 12, I convinced him to give SwimKids a try. Not only have they cured him of his fear, he loves swimming, loves going to SwimKids, and has asked if I will sign him up for a second weeknight class. Above all else, he has successfully learned to swim and I no longer fear his going on vacation with his dad or his going to summer camp (where he previously declined water activities). Thank you so much!"

Woodbridge Parent on 2014 Spring Survey

"We love having SwimKids in the Fredericksburg area, keeps us close to home. We just started in January and WOW!!! All of the Coaches are top notch and we are kicking ourselves for not doing this sooner. You all rock!!"

Marcia Whaley

"My kids have had an amazing experience so far and they continue to enjoy it even more as they continue to go up levels. They are always awaiting anxiously for their SwimKids lesson all week!! I definitely made the right choice when I signed them up and I'm looking forward to signing up my little one soon."

Parent on 2014 Spring Survey

"The entire program lends success for the children. Wish I'd has such a program when my older kids were learning to swim!
I appreciated the teachers' patience, and I especially like how they and the small classes help each child get comfortable in the water. Thanks! Just keep doing what you're doing, it works, the kids learn and they love their teachers!"

Jennifer Gillis, Dale City, VA

"Our daughter, Maranda (age 5) loves her swim classes. "Mommy! I LOVE swimming! My heart gets so excited! Let's go swimming everyday!"
She adores Coach Everett and Ms. Robin, and wants to swim just like them. Thank you, SwimKids, for making this such a fantastic experience!"

Lisa Mah

"We've had a great experience with SwimKids. All staff have shown great patience and passion for helping to teach our son how to enjoy the water safely. We've had to be very patient in getting Max to put his face in the water ... and, he finally did it after many lessons. And, it was wonderful to see how all coaches and managers were genuinely excited at his accomplishment!! Thank you all so much!!"

Denise, Leesburg, VA

"The Dias Family is loving their Swim Camp. Even more special Natalia graduated her Tots 3 today! She is now super hyped and excited to join a summer swim team with her twin brother and older brother. We are so grateful for these past 5 years with SwimKids. All 4 of my kids have learned 1 of the most valuable life lessons of all - How to swim! We love the Woodbridge facility and the coaches Rock!"

Kristin Dias

"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

"I liked the small individual classes and the very positive approach of the instructors. The feeling of accomplishment my daughter had from making such strides in a short period of time was great!"

Jill Buro, Dumfries, VA

"SwimKids is the best in the biz. I think you all do a fantastic job of creating a positive environment as well as small groups to keep the kids feeling safe and engaged all the time! THANKS for all that you do!"

SwimKids Woodbridge Parent on 2012 Survey

"We have had a wonderful experience with SwimKids Leesburg. At the beginning of the summer, my son wouldn't even put his face in the water, and now he is about to pass level 3. Coach Zach and Coach Meghan have been fantastic! Overall, I am so pleased with everything at SwimKids and would absolutely recommend it to anyone whose children need lessons."

SwimKids Leesburg Parent on 2012 Survey

"The coaches have a wonderful positive attitude and they are great with the children. Everyone was wonderful!!"

Shirley Lempitsky, Dumfries, VA

"My daughter (who is 3) went to the SwimKids in Leesburg this summer for a two week camp and I was BLOWN AWAY out how organized and clean and friendly it was. She would fight in the bathtub while I would wash her hair, she couldn't stand getting her face wet. Now she is totally at ease, puts her whole face under and comes back up laughing!! Her coach (coach Lisa) was extraordinary. Everything is relaxed and the kids can sense that. The instructors are always smiling and not pushy. I will definitely take our kids back there for more swim camps in the future. "

Allison C., Ashburn, VA

"Thanks SwimKids staff for providing such amazing coaches and a wonderful new pool for our little ones. My daughter loves to swim and I am so proud to tell people that she has been taking swim lesson from you all since she was 8 months old. This summer as a 3 year old she is swimming all over the pool by herself. What a great life skill to have....learning to swim!"

Lindsay Kelsey

"SwimKids has exceeded our expectations. Our daughter (age 5) loves it, improves measurably, and everyone is extremely nice and knowledgeable! We will be long-time clients!"

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey