What People Are Saying About SwimKids...

"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

"The coaches at Swimkids - Leesburg are awesome! So caring, so involved, so fun! Each week is a personalized experience! And even though she is not in the water with us when we are there (she is the Supervisor), we love Coach Toni and her updates! :)"

SwimKids Leesburg Parent on 2012 Survey

"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

"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

"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

"The instructors have all been knowledgeable and flexible enough to tailor the session to the child. My son has ADHD and has trouble with sensory integration and transitions. When he has a rough day, the instructors try to connect with him and offer encouragement while still challenging him to try new things. He has learned so much this last year! Thank you! "

Maranda, Gainesville, VA

"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

"Please keep doing what you are doing. SwimKids is a class act. The coaches are AMAZING! The program cannot be matched. Thank you for your love and dedication to creating a healthy respect for the water."

Parent Comment from 2012 Survey

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Alexia was on Stealth and Noah took lessons. Their swimming has improved dramatically. Last night Alexia placed 2nd overall in her age group in freestyle and swam with 26 girls. Noah is placing 2nd and 3rd overall in his backstroke. Alexia is now on to fly and IM and placing in her races.

We are thrilled, feel like we have gotten more than our money's worth, and will be back next year! Thank you for helping my children become incredible, confident swimmers!"

Kathleen Slate

"GREAT place! My son started when he was 4 1/2 and is 5 now. He's been going weekly for 6 months now and still every week can't wait to go. He's had a few different teachers as he's moved up levels and they all have been terrific. One of the best "activities" I've ever signed him up for and I hope he wants to stay with it for a long time. "

Shawn K., Chantilly, VA

"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

"It has taught Matthew wonderful skills - he was so successful on the swim team because of your program! Everything has been wonderful!"

Susie Quinn, Lake Ridge, VA

"SwimKids has provided such a positive experience for my 4 year old. Each day he's excited to attend swim lessons! The small class sizes allows for each student to receive the individual attention they need. I highly recommend SwimKids."

Kim Bryson

"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

"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

"The web page said "Your child will learn to swim at SwimKids! We build self-confidence while building swim skills!!" So true. My 4 year old daughter will be beginning her 6th week at SwimKids and I think it's a phenomenal program, especially since my daughter seems to enjoy it so much. Her classes have had 2 to 3 students each time and she has had the same instructor "Coach Melody" and she is fantastic, very patient and encouraging with the children, but also great at controlling 3 kids between the ages of 3 and 5 during the lesson. My daughter has gone from not wanting to get water in her eyes to being able to back and front float, tread water, and put her head under and open her eyes. ...
We are keeping her with SwimKids. We may change instructors as she progresses, but from what I see of the program it's a great way for kids to learn to swim and the encouragement my daughter gets during class is builds on her confidence. She lights up when she passes a level or accomplishes something new. "

Nikki B., Woodbridge, VA

"My son has been a proud SwimKid for a number of years. We started out in the Mommy and Me swim classes. Over the years we've had the opportunity to work with a number of outstanding coaches. Each coach has taken the time to figure out the best approach for working with my son. I'd gladly recommend the SWIMKIDS to any parent interested in starting their little one off on the right foot with swim lessons in a safe and nurturing environment."

Circe Lunkins, Bristow, VA

"My son loves Coach Taylor. She is so patient with him and makes him feel so special. She has made our SwimKids experience great!!"

Sidney Henderson, Woodbridge, VA

"These people know what they are doing! What a great place for your child to learn to swim. We love it!"

Lisa Renee Smith

"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

"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