What People Are Saying About SwimKids...

"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

"Just a note to say thanks for two great sessions! The coaches were brilliant at striking the balance between encouraging and challenging the kids. I am so pleased with Will and Katie's progress, and I've been recommending SwimKids to everyone!"

Wendi Aebi

"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 think your program is outstanding. We wish we could have learned to swim with this program when we were kids! It is a great confidence builder!"

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey

"My daughter absolutely loves Coach Ashleigh & is having a wonderful experience learning to be comfortable in the water & learning to swim. My daughter was apprehensive at first about getting into the water & participating, but Coach Ashleigh was so warm and made the lessons so much fun. After a recent weekly lesson, my daughter said, "I want to do this EVERY day"!"

Kim Arnstine, Gainesville, VA

"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

"This session was my first with SwimKids. My son, Noah, is 5 and started as a level 1. He was absolutely terrified of the water this past summer and I wasn't sure how he would do. Noah is now a level 3 and absolutely loves his SwimKids lessons. Coach Kristen is an excellent coach and has helped Noah come such a long way. We are really impressed with the program and will continue indefinitely. Thanks so much!"

Susan Lane

"Truly amazed with your staff and how they work with the children. Our granddaughter has shown great improvement, and we are very thankful there is a program she can have fun and learn at the same time. Thank you SwimKids...You ALL are the best....."

Robin Theisfeld, Stafford, 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

"Amazing. Awesome! Was hesitant to sign Piper up because of the cost, however it was worth every single penny. She grew so much in the two weeks she was enrolled in SwimKids, and the staff could not be any more patient, kind and delightful. Thank you for the wonderfully positive experience. We will see you next Spring!"

SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey

"All the staff are very willing to help you and are extremely courteous. I appreciate the time and energy the coaches take with each student. The program is far superior to any other - anywhere!!! You take the "learn to swim" approach to a new level by breaking it down into achievable parts to ensure a confident swimmer who has skilled strokes. As a result, I am assured that you are saving lives too. Thank you for caring to solicit the parents opinions!"

SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey

"We have been very impressed with the way SwimKids is operated. The coaches are
fantastic as well as the rest of the staff. We have friends who are starting this summer because we raved so much about the quality of the classes. Keep doing what you are doing....it works!"

SwimKids Parent on Spring Survey

"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

"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

"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

"There have been so many great coaches that my children have just adored. I really like the way the staff make it fun and give such great praise when they do something even minor!!! Way to go staff, and coaches!!!"

SwimKids Gainesville Parent on 2012 Survey

"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

"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

"When we had to leave SwimKids a year ago to move overseas, my Tot was crushed. Well since she has been in Japan she has continued to crush swimming levels they offer here and will be in a class with kids 3-4 yrs older then her next week. All because of where she started at with SwimKids and Coach Taylor!!! She also told me today she wants to go to the Olympics one day because she loves to pool that much!"

Cassandra Gulling Bleam

"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

"My kids love the swim camp and learned so much in such a short period of time! The staff was attentive and made sure to give me updates on their progress. "

Lisa A., Oakton, VA

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

Parent Comment from 2012 Survey

"I want to personally thank Kevin, who works at the Gainesville SwimKids. My son was very nervous about getting in the water for his first stealth swim meet. Kevin sat with him throughout the whole swim meet and encouraged him to get in the water. He stayed with my son until the meet was over. he then changed into his swimsuit so he could race my son without everyone watching. My son felt like a champion racing Kevin. Thank you so much Kevin for all your patience and time you gave to my son. It's nice to know there are people like you out there that truly love their job and the children they work with."

Morgan Mikluscak

"I liked the low student/teacher ratio. The coaches are fantastic with the kids - they make it fun!"

Carolyn Little, Montclair, VA

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

Kelly Delaune