Private Swim Lessons in Gainesville , FL

With an average yearly temperature right around 70℉, it usually feels like summer in Gainesville—so it’s always a terrific time for swim lessons! Whether you’re actively competing as a member of the Gainesville Tri-Club, or your child just needs to get enough confidence to finally jump off the dock at Blue Springs Water Park, Sunsational Swim School can pair you with just the right instructor to help you reach your swimming goals.

Our swimming lessons in the Gainesville area consist of private, individually-designed classes, allowing students to work on the targeted skills with patient encouragement and sequential instruction. Your Sunsational Swim teacher will provide one-on-one lessons at the pool you of your choice, anywhere in the greater Gainesville area—no need to battle traffic from Alachua to McIntosh for group swim lessons packed with students!

For beginning swimmers in our program, even in our infant and toddler classes, we prioritize the ability to avoid unintentional falls into the water, and how to turn around and reach the wall if they do fall in: known as the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”. With our Learn to Swim Guarantee package, your child will show their ability to perform the sequence within twelve lessons, or we’ll give you up to four additional lessons at no cost.

Instead of writing checks month after month, thinking that maybe this session will be when your child actually learns to swim, you can watch them make improvement in leaps and bounds in a matter of weeks from the comfort of home or your favorite local pool.
Are Swimming Lessons in Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville

Our Focus: Water Safety

Sunsational Swim School strives to improve each student’s ability to turn around and swim to the side after an unintentional fall into the water. Gainesville families have learned to be safer in their own backyards with our private swim lessons, gaining these essential skills in the comfort of home swimming pools. Our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee (for kids ages 3 and up) offers up to four lessons at no extra charge if a student hasn’t mastered our “Sunsational Swim Sequence” after twelve sessions.

Scheduling at Your Convenience

Private swimming lessons according to YOUR schedule make learning to swim easy in the greater Gainesville area. Our teachers can easily accommodate your busy lifestyle, from toddler classes before naptime to back-to-back lessons for all of the kids in the family.

Individualized Lesson Planning

Teaching a person to swim should be as unique as the individual! Our lessons are tailored to the needs of each student, helping them make meaningful progress in their water safety skills. Not only do our infant and toddler classes help even the youngest swimmers to be able to turn around and get to the side of the pool, but we can even help adults conquer their fear of the water once and for all.

Which Pool? You Decide!

From Melrose to Newberry, our Sunsational teachers will work with you at your favorite pool in the Gainesville area, whether it’s a few blocks away or just outside your patio door.

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
A+++ Instructor & Lessons! I only have positive feedback to deliver about our swim instructor, Emily! She has been so kind, patient, and flexible with our child, who has sensory issues that affect his confidence to swim. Emily has also been great at communicating with us between lessons reguarding schedule changes, weather issues, etc. She is a confident, positive person & just great with our kid. He didn't want to go swimming at all at first, and now he gets right in to the water with her! We feel so lucky that she's our instructor!
Customer Review On customer lobby
A+++ Instructor & Lessons!
I only have positive feedback to deliver about our swim instructor, Emily! She has been so kind, patient, and flexible with our child, who has sensory issues that affect his confidence to swim. Emily has also been great at communicating with us between lessons reguarding schedule changes, weather issues, etc. She is a confident, positive person & just great with our kid. He didn't want to go swimming at all at first, and now he gets right in to the water with her! We feel so lucky that she's our instructor!
Customer Review On customer lobby
We've loved having Emily come to our house and work with our daughter on her strokes. She wanted to join a swim team, but didn't know all of the strokes and lacked confidence. She's enjoyed her lessons with Emily and looks forward to her classes. My daughter is improving with personalized attention.
Terri D on yelp
Emily was great, my daughter had a lot of fun. She made a huge amount of progress in just a few weeks.
Jesse S on yelp
My daughter was a timid swimmer but loved the water. We signed her up for a few private lessons with sunsational. The instructor Vanessa was amazingly patient and gave her the confidence to swimin in just a few weeks. We highly recommend!!
Customer Review On customer lobby
My instructor Yvonne was fantastic. She was my biggest cheerleader through the whole process. Her gentle approach was very encouraging. I have recommended her to friends as well. Choosing to learn how to swim as an adult was not an easy decision, but so glad I made this leap.
Customer Review On yelp
I am very pleased with Sunsational Swim School. My children have greatly progressed over the past 12 lessons. Vanessa was such a great instructor- punctual, professional, and made my kids feel at ease. I cannot believe how much more confident they are in the water now. Thank you!
Customer Review On customer lobby
I just have to say that Vanessa was the absolute best I could have asked for. Both my children were terrified of the water, I could barely get them in the pool. Vanessa worked with them at their pace. She encouraged them, helped them, and had extreme patience. I feel so much safer with my kids being around pools now that they have spent time with Vanessa. She was exactly what we needed. Thank you.
My 9 year old improved tremendously under the coaching of Vanessa from Sunsational swim school. It was a wonderful experience overall. Thank you
Customer Review On customer lobby
Jennifer is a great teacher. My daughter loves her swimming classes and looks forward to her next lesson . I’m super happy!
Customer Review 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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