Private Swim Lessons in Boston , MA

Whether your family plays in the ocean during the summer or enjoys a “stay-cation” during the winter at Great Wolf Lodge, it’s always the right time of year for swim lessons in Boston! At Sunsational Swim School, we use a progressive, encouraging approach with private, one-on-one classes, working with each learner to acquire the necessary skills for safety in and around the water. Especially with our youngest swimmers, our swimming lessons in Boston begin with the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”, which consists of learning how to turn around and swim to the wall if they do fall in the pool.

Sunsational Swim teachers are available throughout the greater Boston area—from Chelsea to Wellesley!—which saves you the hassle and time you’re used to enduring in order to get to a group swim lesson. Are you tired of wondering if your kids will ever learn to swim, watching them doing nothing in a crowded class while the instructor works with other students? With Sunsational Swim, you will see progress in a matter of weeks—from the comfort of your backyard pool or favorite community pool.

We’re so confident that our lessons will help your child rapidly improve their water safety skills that we provide an exclusive Learn-to-Swim Guarantee package for swimmers 3 and up: your child will swim to the wall without help (after a simulated fall into the pool) by the 12th lesson. If not, we’ll give you up to four extra lessons—at no cost to you—to help them master the process!

Also, if someone in your family hopes to race in the Boston Triathlon or even to work as a summer lifeguard at Revere Beach, Sunsational Swim School can match them with an instructor that will help refine their stroke techniques and make progress towards their goals: our lessons are for everyone!
Are Swimming Lessons in Boston Safe During Covid?
The CDC reports there is no evidence that COVID can spread through pools. Sunsational remains committed to our mission of teaching children and adults to swim and survive in the water.

Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and on the rise as families spend more time at home. Swimming lessons are proven to reduce the risk of child drowning by up to 88% and are essential for becoming water-safe.

Popular Swimming Lesson Programs

Your baby can begin to learn water safety skills—it’s never too early to start!
Our private classes can help your child achieve—and exceed—their swimming goals.
Our one-on-one lessons help your teen pickup the basics of swim with comfortable guidance.
Our lessons help even the most reluctant adults to conquer their fears.
Our trained private instructors can help students with autism, sensory challenges, ADHD, physical disabilities and more.
Our private swim lessons by expert coaches get advanced swimmers ready for competition, tests and triathlons & more.

Why are Boston 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 Boston

Our Focus: Water Safety

Sunsational’s private swim lessons teach students in Boston and beyond to be safer in the water while learning these essential water safety skills in the privacy and comfort of home swimming pools. Our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee emphasizes the “Sunsational Swim Sequence”: recovering from a fall into the water by turning around and swimming to the side.

Scheduling at Your Convenience

When is your ideal time for swim lessons? Back-to-back classes after naptime for your triplet toddlers? Early morning sessions for your young adult who is training for a swim test? No matter the time of day or week, we’ve got a teacher for you!

Individualized Lesson Planning

Sunsational’s classes for infants, toddlers, children, and even adults help students make significant progress in their confidence and water safety. How? Our instructors tailor each and every lesson to the individual swimmer, so that they can make rapid progress with gentle, progressive instruction that focuses on their particular strengths and challenges.

Which Pool? You Decide!

From Somerville to Quincy, our Sunsational teachers will provide classes at your preferred community pool—or at your home. You’ll appreciate the stress-free way of scheduling swim lessons in the Boston area: private sessions scheduled at your favorite place.

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 Clients Love Our Swimming Lessons

Rated 4.9/5 Stars From Over 900+ Reviews
Sunsational matched my four boys with James, one of the most fantastic swim instructors they've had! He's always encouraging, both to support my youngest's introduction to the water, and to push my older boys to try harder and swim faster. My oldest three are on the local swim team now and consistently snag first or second finishes, and I attribute that to James' teaching style -- he gently recommended that I put all three boys in the pool with him, and he was right because they worked harder together than alone. Thank you James!
Victoria K on yelp
TJ, aka Mr Walrus, is great at teaching the little one how to swim. We had him come in every day during a staycation. Both 4-year-olds learned to swim enough to get across the pool on their own. The convenience of swim lessons in your home is amazing and the continuity of the lesson every day makes learning much quicker. If you don't have a pool, find a neighbor with one!
Katherine C on yelp
I could not have been happier with our experience with Sunsational Swim and our instructor TJ (Thomas J). I wanted to kick-start my son's swimming with a series of classes over our week vacation with a focus on comfort in being underwater and getting his face wet. After a couple of lessons all my son wanted was to be in the pool, well under it, and to quote "Mummy, I don't like the top of the water anymore!". Patience, professional and experienced, TJ was a wonderful instructor who clearly has a lot of preschoolers under his belt. He was timely, responsive and I signed up for another set of lessons already!
Katherine C on yelp
Savannah is the BEST! Two of my kids, ages 2 and 4, are enrolled in swim lessons with Sunsational. Savannah is their amazing instructor, and we could not be happier! She developed a great relationship with the kids in a very short amount of time, gaining their trust and diminishing their fears of the water. In 4 weeks, my son (4) is almost able to swim on his own and my daughter (2), who has historically been terrified of the water, is swimming with decreasing assistance and is developing a love for the water! Not only are they learning how to swim, but (most importantly, in my opinion) they are learning important safety skills to keep them protected when they are around water. They are around so many pools, oceans, lakes, etc in the summer that these skills will prove to be invaluable. Savannah is always on time for lessons and flexible with scheduling. She doesn't "take the easy way out" when it comes to the programming of each specific lesson, but seamlessly personalizes each lesson for both children based on their individual strengths, weaknesses and styles of learning.
Customer Review On yelp
Savannah is the BEST! Two of my kids, ages 2 and 4, are enrolled in swim lessons with Sunsational. Savannah is their amazing instructor, and we could not be happier! She developed a great relationship with the kids in a very short amount of time, gaining their trust and diminishing their fears of the water. In 4 weeks, my son (4) is almost able to swim on his own and my daughter (2), who has historically been terrified of water, is swimming with decreasing assistance and is developing a love for the water! Not only are they learning how to swim, but (most importantly, in my opinion) they are learning important safety skills to keep them protected when they are around water. they are around so many pools, oceans, lakes, etc. in the summer that these skills will prove to be invaluable. Savannah is always on time for lessons and flexible with scheduling. She doesn't "take the easy way out" when it comes to the programming of each specific lesson, but seamlessly personalizes each lesson for both children based on their individual strengths, weaknesses, and styles of learning.
Customer Review On yelp
Sunsational Swim School has been great for our daughter! Savannah is our swim instructor and she's been awesome. My daughter barely wanted to put her head under the water and now she is swimming the length of the pool, learning to tread water, floating on her back and I feel much better about her ability to swim on the side of the pool if she were to ever fall in. She also loves seeing Savannah twice a week. She has so much fun and looks forward to lessons. Savannah's flexibility has also been a life saver for our crazy summer schedule. We're so glad we found Sunsational and would recommend it to anyone!
Customer Review On yelp
I had a great experience with sunsational for my 6 year old son. His instructor Jeremy was able to take my son from being afraid of the water to doing the front crawl, back stroke, and breast stoke in seven sessions. My son has not mastered these as yet and still need some more sesssions to perfect the strokes, but it was amazing to see what Jeremy was able to do on seven sessions.

Great experience with Jeremy. Exceptional instructor.
Customer Review On customer lobby
Annie has her work cut out for her with my too soon to be 3-year-old. Annie has managed to teach my daughter many things that usually are taught to older children. Annie had amazing patience for my daughter constantly trying to change the program if you will. I give her a lot of credit. Annie is constantly updating me on her progress and what my expectations should be as well as what we should work on. Annie always goes with the flow and helps me to keep my daughter focused. She is very nice and my daughter loves her.
Customer Review On customer lobby
There is nothing better than making breakfast in your pajamas and sending your kids outside for their swim lesson in your own pool. Our instructor Sydney is phenomenal, and provides gentle and age appropriate instruction for our 4 and almost 7 year old. I only wish I had found this swim school sooner!
Customer Review On yelp
We have had a great experience with swim lessons for two summers now. Booking lessons is easy and the convenience of lessons in your own home can not be beat. Our teacher this summer, Emma, was great and our three kids all improved their swimming skills (7, 5, 3 years old). My only constructive comment would be to communicate with Sunsational beforehand regarding how long you want your lessons to go (eg though the whole summer or just a month, etc) so they can match you with an instructor that will work for your time frame. "Adding as you go" may not work as every instructor is not necessarily doing lessons all summer.
Elizabeth D on yelp

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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