Swim Lessons for Children

Where to Find Swimming Classes for Kids in Metro Phoenix

Child Learning to Swim, Boy Swimming & Teaching Instructor in Pool
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Many cities within the metro Phoenix area have extensive aquatic programs that include swimming lessons for all ages. You can check your city's recreation program to get specifics on program offerings, costs and locations. Here are some of the most highly populated cities with aquatics programs. Nonresidents may also be allowed to register, but may pay a higher fee for participation.

  • Chandler
    Swim lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced, ages 3 and up. Parent and child classes. Semi-private lessons offered. Sessions throughout the year.
  • Gilbert
    Spring and summer swim lessons.
  • Glendale
    Also has adult swim lessons for beginners and private swim lessons for adults.
  • Mesa
    On the first day of lessons, all children will  be pre-tested and placed in groups according to their skill level. 
  • Peoria
    One-on-one swimming lessons for children each spring and summer. Adult swim lessons for adults with no swimming experience or those looking to refine their techniques are also offered.
  • Phoenix
    Lessons are offered for all ages in the summer. Options also include swim, dive and water basketball teams.
  • Tempe
    The Kiwanis Pool is indoors and classes are offered year-round.
  • Scottsdale
    Spring and summer classes for all ages as well as instructor training.
  • Surprise
    Swim classes are held spring, summer and fall. for ages 6 months through adult. Group and private lessons available.

There are several private companies in the Phoenix area that offer swim classes for children.

Here are a few:

The Valley of the Sun YMCA has locations all over the Greater Phoenix Area, and offers swim lessons for ages infant through teens.

How to choose? I'd ask to stop by during a class and check out the pool, see how the instructors interact with the children and how the kids react to their lessons.