What People Are Saying About SwimKids...

"Our daughter loves the water, but would never let go of myself or my husband while swimming. She was terrified of swimming alone... until we enrolled her at SwimKids. She's blossomed into quite the little water bug. Thank you SwimKids for giving us all the freedom to enjoy swimming!"

Sarah Emerson

"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

"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

"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

"Our two girls went from being reluctant to put their faces in the water to being avid happy swimmers in 5 weeks. The progression of skills ... quickly brings about the ability to gain confidence and make progress in learning to swim. The result is children who are brimming with joy as they are transformed from water-fearing to water-loving people."

Suey Nordberg, Lake Ridge, VA

"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

"Swim lessons are the highlight of my son's week. He loves being in the water and thanks to his wonderful teacher, he is making great progress. "

Megan Faudree

"Some of the adjectives that describe the staff members at SwimKids are: Integrity, passionate, enthusiastic, encouraging, upbeat, FUN, creative, patient, and oh so loving. Our daughter Olivia is only 3 months old, but we already consider her a water baby. Coach Tony makes the classes interactive, social, and interesting to the babies. My husband looks forward to class each week. Not only is Olivia happy in the water, her Daddy loves the bond he feels with her during the class. We feel confident that we are investing in our infant's safety and in her future. Coach Tony is the Baby Whisperer. "

Tricia and Dan Caporale, Leesburg SwimKids

"SwimKids is a great place for kids to learn swimming . Staff is great, coaches are very experienced. They definitely go the extra mile to ensure that kids perfect the art of swimming."

Suresh Kurapati

"I want to express my thanks to SwimKids. My 2 girls (age 8 and 4) started with swim camps about 2 months ago with zero experience in a pool. Now, my oldest is beginning the freestyle and my youngest in going underwater to retrieve "treasures". They have gained wonderful experience and a life lesson that cannot be matched . We love all of the coaches and staff. The staff has been very helpful in finding the best class schedule and levels for my girls. The size of the class and the size of the pool makes them feel very comfortable and confident."

SwimKids Leesburg 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

"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

"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

"Our first experience at the pool was very warm and welcoming. The pool manager sought me out to tell me how my son was doing and spoke of some near term goals for him. My son left very happy and is looking towards returning on Saturday."

Debra and Edward Wisniewski

"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

"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

"I always highly recommend your company to other parents in the community. I've observed how well your site manager promoted an organized, prompt atmosphere each week and is highly knowledgeable of the expectations of the coaches and students. As a former preschool professional, I adored how Coach Megan connects with her students, redirects them back to tasks most appropriately (patiently & calmly) and has a way of giving me, the parent, eye contact to draw my attention to some new skill my daughter(s) acquired."

SwimKids Parent on 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

"Our son LOVED his first class! He made sure he told everyone about his whole class start to finish! He is counting the days down until his next lesson. "

Gainesville Parent on 2014 Spring 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

"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

"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

"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

"Last summer, our 4-year old was afraid of the pool, the ocean, and any other body of water. SwimKids taught him to love it in a matter of weeks. He looks forward to his swim lesson each week and especially loves his coach, Coach Christian who patiently puts up with Logan's chatter lesson after lesson. ... With just a few weeks in the pool, our 6 year old is already learning the fundamentals of floating and propelling himself by kicking. We're so excited to see him in the pool this summer with his new skills and abilities! Coach Kylie keeps him interested and makes it fun. We are so thankful to have found SwimKids! "

Rebecca, Gainesville, VA