Private Swim Lessons in Virginia Beach , VA

Whether you’re enjoying the ocean or hanging out at the pool, it’s always a great time for swim lessons in Virginia Beach! Our effective, gentle techniques are applied during private, one-on-one instruction, in order to encourage each student to master the skills necessary for greater safety in and around the water. Of particular importance for our younger swimmers, our swimming lessons in the Virginia Beach area first focus on the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”: in other words, knowing how to avoid falling into the water, and how to turn around and get to the side if they do accidentally wind up in the pool.

We’re so confident that your child will improve his ability to be safer in the water that we offer an exclusive Learn-to-Swim Guarantee package for learners 3 and up: your child will swim to the wall unassisted (after a simulated fall into the water) by the 12th lesson. If not, we’ll give you up to four free lessons to help them keep working at it!

Your Sunsational Swim teacher will meet you anywhere in the greater Virginia Beach area—from Suffolk to Newport News!—eliminating the expense and time required to fight traffic in order to get to a group swim lesson with too many students! Why spend money for months on end, wondering if your kids will learn to swim this time, when you can see them make progress in just a few private lessons from the comfort of your backyard pool or favorite community facility?

If your child dreams of someday competing in the Breezy Point Triathlon or body surfing the waves at Chick’s Beach, Sunsational Swim School will match them with the best Virginia Beach instructor for their strengths and challenges, helping them progress quickly in their confidence and swimming skills.
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 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.
Private Swim Lessons for Special Needs
Our one-on-one lessons keep your toddler focused; our instructors make swimming easy and fun.

Why are Virginia Beach 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
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Benefits of Private Swimming Lessons in Virginia Beach

Our Focus: Water Safety

Our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee focuses on the “Sunsational Swim Sequence”: improving every student’s ability to recover from a fall into a pool by turning around and swimming back to the wall. Sunsational’s private swim lessons enable students throughout Virginia Beach to be safer in their own backyards while learning these critical skills in the comfort and privacy of home swimming pools.

Scheduling at Your Convenience

Grab your calendar and let us know what works for YOU! Back-to-back classes before naptime for your twin toddlers? Early evening sessions for your young adult that’s trying to qualify on a military swim test? Whatever fits your schedule, we’ve got an instructor for you.

Individualized Lesson Planning

Sunsational’s infant and toddler classes help even our youngest students to know how to turn around in the water and get to the wall, and our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee (for kids ages 3 and up) ensures that your child will make significant progress in their ability to execute that “Sunsational Safety Sequence”—or we’ll give you up to four extra lessons at no cost, to help them get there! Because every student comes to the water with a different set of strengths and challenges, our teachers custom-design each lesson to help each individual make progress with gentle, progressive instruction.

Which Pool? You Decide!

You’ll love the no-hassle way of learning to swim in the Virginia Beach area: private lessons scheduled at your preferred pool. From Norfolk to Chesapeake, our Sunsational teachers give classes at your favorite community pool—or at your own home swimming pool.

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

Swim instructor Jessica Brown is absolutely phenomenal. When my 2 children, ages 9 and 6, were only in their 6th lesson, the progress was immediately evident and remarkable. Jessica is patient, focused and makes learning fun for my boys. She keeps them on track even when they constantly want to tell her about their day at summer camp or what they did at grandma's over the weekend. Jessica is able to make the most out of the 1/2 hour for each child. We just came back from our summer vacation and it was so wonderful seeing them so confident in the water. Although my 6 year old has much more to learn, people were so impressed watching him swim. My 9 year old already knew how to swim but only...
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Featured Swim Instructors in Virginia Beach

Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Virginia Beach - Sydney W
Sydney W
Virginia Beach
Hi, my name is Sydney Wiseman an I've been teaching swim lessons for four years with ages 4 to 14.I've also worked with children for ten years as a babysitter, tutor, teacher assistant, and Girl Scout leader. My background has allowed me to work with kids of all ages and even some with special needs. I went to Virginia Wesleyan College and earned a degree in communications in 2016. I love teaching swim lessons because of the look on a child's face when they can accomplish a new skill or goal.
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Virginia Beach - Charisse B
Charisse B
Virginia Beach
Hi, my name is Charisse. I was a lifeguard for many years throughout high school and college. I've been teaching swim lessons for over 10+ years with toddlers to teenagers. I've also worked with children as a summer school teacher and tutor. I have an engineering degree, MBA and am a Medical Practice Consultant. I love teaching swimming and water safety because you'll never know when your child will require these essential skills. I'd love every child to grow up with confidence around water!
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Virginia Beach - Stephanie D
Stephanie D
Virginia Beach
Hi my name is Stephanie!I have been a swim instructor, lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor and was on a swim team for ten years. I worked for Special Services with the Navy and helped develop a water safety class used by the Navy. I have a degree in Speech Communications and a graduate certification in Early Childhood Education. Most recently I have been a kindergarten teacher for the past eighteen years.I love teaching especially young children but I can teach anyone.

Private swim lessons vs. Group swim lessons

Private Swim Lessons Group Swim Lessons
30 Minutes 5 Minutes
AVG. # LESSONS TO BECOME A SWIMMER (3YRS+) 8-12 lessons 60+
AVERAGE TIME TO SWIM 2-4 weeks (3-4x week) 1-3 years
(12 private lessons)
(@ $80/month for 1x week)

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