Private Swim Lessons in Philadelphia , PA

It’s a great time to learn to swim in Philadelphia! No matter if you’re tubing down the Delaware River, headed out to the waterpark at Kalahari for a stay-cation, or relaxing in your own private swimming pool, you know learning how to enjoy the water safely is a must, and at Sunsational Swim School, we deliver those essential swimming skills to you.

Our Philadelphia-area swim lessons accommodate students of all ages—infant, toddler, older child, or even adult!—and help them learn to be safer in and around the water in weeks, as opposed to group swim lessons where progress often takes months or years! When you register for private swim lessons with a Philadelphia-based teacher through Sunsational Swim, your child will quickly gain the skills to be safer in your favorite community pool or at home. You’ll love how quickly your swimmer will show increased confidence in the water!

Our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee emphasizes mastery of the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”: avoiding a fall into the water, and being able to turn around and get to the wall if they do end up in the pool. If, after twelve lessons, your swimmer hasn’t quite mastered that sequence, we’ll gladly provide up to four extra lessons at no cost to you.

Sunsational Swim School also has a number of Philadelphia instructors with extensive coaching experience. So, if you’re a recruit for the military who needs some extra help to qualify on the swimming test, a triathlete wanting some guidance for improving your times, or a swimmer hoping to compete with the Greater Philadelphia Aquatic club, we’ve got lessons for you too!
Private Swim Lessons for Babies
Your baby can begin to learn water safety skills—it’s never too early to start!
Private Swim Lessons for Toddlers
Our one-on-one lessons keep your toddler focused; our instructors make swimming easy and fun.
Private Swim Lessons for Kids
Our private classes can help your child achieve—and exceed—their swimming goals.
Private Swim Lessons for Adults
Our lessons help even the most reluctant adults to conquer their fears.

Why are Philadelphia Swim Lessons so important?

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S among children under 14
9 out of 10 drowning deaths occur while a caregiver is present.
75% of children are missing from sight for only five minutes or less
60,000+
Swim Lessons taken
2000+
Sunsational Swim Instructors
1500+
Cities Served

Benefits of Private Swimming Lessons in Philadelphia

Focus on Water Safety

Because most drownings of young children happen in their home swimming pools, we emphasize the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”: recovering from a fall into the pool by finding the wall, turning around, and swimming unassisted to the side of the pool is the core of our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee for swimmers 3 and older

Convenient Scheduling

You set the schedule according to your needs. From a late-afternoon swimming class for an older child to learn to swim after school, to early-morning back-to-back lessons for three kids, we’ve got just the right instructor!

Customized Lesson Plans

At Sunsational, we honor individual differences, needs, and strengths. Our gentle, encouraging method allows each child to work through any fears and make measurable progress in their ability to be safer in and around the water. Our teachers plan lessons that are personalized to your swimmer—no “one size fits all” approach like you typically find in group classes!

Home or Community Pool: Your Choice!

Sunsational Swim Instructors travel to your favorite pool, whether that’s down the street or at your own home! Choosing the location that matches your active lifestyle saves you money and time.

How does Sunsational Swim Work

  • 1
    Register Online
    Tell us your needs so we can match you with the perfect Sunsational Instructor
  • 2
    Get Matched
    Shortly after registering we introduce you to your hand selected instructor who will contact you to schedule lessons
  • 3
    Get Started
    Dive in and begin reaching your swimming goals!

Sunsational Client Reviews

I will recommend Sunsational Swim School and my Instructor Joanne Gooding to everyone. From the start the service is great and everybody is very nice . My Instructor Joanne is very professional and caring. There is alway constant communication and flexibility . I can not say enough about how please We are with Sunsational Swim School and Joanne. A++++ rating
I am so pleased with the results my granddaughter is achieving in her private swim lessons She was so afraid of the water and in just three lessons Roxann Smith has turned her fear into fun. She is an excellent teacher and every class my little swimmer is making real progress. Thanks Roxanne !!
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Featured Swim Instructors in Philadelphia

Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Philadelphia - Carolyn Q
Carolyn Q
Philadelphia
Hi, my name is Carolyn and I've been teaching swim lessons for about 4 years to swimmers ages 6 months to those who swore they were teenagers at heart! In addition to teaching, I was also a lifeguard and a competitive swimmer before leaving for college. I went to Drexel University and earned a degree in Engineering in 2015, but am looking forward to getting back to teaching. My favorite part of teaching is the excitement from my students when they reach a milestone in the ultimate goals!
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Philadelphia - Jennifer S
Jennifer S
Philadelphia
My name is Jennifer and I have over 5 years of experience working with children ages 2-7 as a teacher, nanny and swim instructor. I was a competitive swimmer as a young child through high school. I have taught swim lessons and was a life guard for one year. I have been Montessori assistant teacher for the past 3 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. I love helping kids develop self-confidence and independence through swimming.
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Philadelphia - Deanna H
Deanna H
Philadelphia
I love working with children. I have worked in a variety of educational settings including summer camps, elementary schools, and high schools. I also work with young females as a cheerleading coach in a recreational and high school setting. I love to swim! I have been swimming since 7 years old. I began swim instruction at Pickett School in my early years. I enjoy swimming especially in pools and oceans. I love teaching children new things, and I believe I'd be a great swim instructor.

Private swim lessons vs. Group swim lessons

Private Swim Lessons Group Swim Lessons
AVG TIME WITH EACH
STUDENT (30 MIN LESSON)
30 Minutes 5 Minutes
SUITABLE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS/ BEHAVIOR ISSUES OR VERY FEARFUL SWIMMERS? Yes No
AVG. # LESSONS TO BECOME A SWIMMER (3YRS+) 8-12 lessons 60+
AVERAGE TIME TO SWIM 2-4 weeks (3-4x week) 1-3 years
TOTAL COST FOR A SWIMMER $390-$540
(12 private lessons)
$1000-$3000+
(@ $80/month for 1x week)

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