Private Swim Lessons in Washington DC , DC

Whether you’re playing at the Water Works at Kings Dominion in Virginia, windsurfing out at Sandy Point State Park in Maryland, or getting in some laps in your backyard pool, water is a part of life in the Washington DC metro area. At Sunsational Swim School, we help keep you and your family safer in and around the water by bringing the most important water safety skills to you.

When you enroll in private swim lessons with one of our Sunsational instructors, you can be confident that your swimmer will rapidly learn the skills they need to be safer in your own pool or favorite Washington DC-area community facility. Our private classes are appropriate for all ages, from infant, toddler, and older child to adult, and our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee stresses the ability to not only avoid falling into the water, but also how to turn around and get to the wall on their own if they do wind up in the pool.

Our classes help students acquire those critical water safety skills in weeks, not the months or sometimes years it takes when relying on crowded group swim lessons at community pools in Washington DC. After just a few one-on-one sessions with Sunsational Swim School, your swimmer will demonstrate increased confidence and swimming ability—at your home pool, community pool or your local public facility.

How about private lessons for those who would like to work on advanced stroke mechanics, qualify on a swim test, or improve times in preparation for The Nation’s Triathlon in Washington DC? A number of our swim instructors have extensive coaching experience and can effectively teach nervous beginners and skilled athletes alike. Sunsational Swim has the right teacher for your needs!

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 Washington DC 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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Swim Lessons taken
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Sunsational Swim Instructors
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Benefits of Private Swimming Lessons in Washington DC

Focus on Water Safety

Where do children usually drown in Washington DC? Regrettably, the most common answer is “in their own pool”. That’s why our lessons put a great deal of emphasis on the “Sunsational Safety Sequence”: turning around and reaching the wall of the pool after accidentally falling into the water, and it forms the core of our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee for swimmers ages 3 and older.

Convenient Scheduling

Fitting kids into less-than-convenient group lesson schedules feels like fitting a square peg into a round hole! At Sunsational, you get to choose the exact day and time that is most convenient for you. Tuesdays and Thursdays before dinner? Weekend afternoons after soccer? A toddler and an older child in back-to-back sessions three Saturdays a month? It’s up to you!

Customized Lesson Plans

Most group swim instructors aren’t able to take the time to discover each student’s strengths, challenges, and needs. Sunsational Swim teachers work one-on-one with each swimmer, to recognize and respect individuals’ abilities, helping each child progress in the way that is most appropriate, encouraging, and effective for them.

Home or Community Pool: Your Choice!

Down the block or in your backyard: you’ll love seeing the time (and money!) you save when a Sunsational Swim instructor travels to YOU!

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
This was our second summer using Sunsational for swim instruction and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter (3 yrs old) and son (14 mos) enjoyed their time spent with Lisa M. Our daughter went from wearing a back-floatie to diving down for treasures on the pool floor. She learned the basics of several swim strokes and Lisa did a fabulous job of navigating toddler emotions with her creative adventure stories. Our son was hesitant to go to Lisa at first so she showed me several things we could do together to get him more comfortable in the water. By the end of the summer (when we were 16 mos), he was holding onto the edge of the pool, climbing up the stairs to get out, and keeping his mouth closed underwater. Will hope to connect with Lisa M. for next summer - she had the best way with the kids!
Lisa V on yelp
Carla is a fantastic swim instructor! She worked very well with two 3 year olds and they came really for in their swim and safety skills in a short amount of time. Carla was always punctual and communicated regularly. She has been a pleasure to work with and now we can be sure the kids are safe around the pool!
Customer Review On yelp
We had an amazing experience with our teacher Isabella Savage, who worked tirelessly to teach our sometimes difficult 4-year-old to swim. She was forever patient, upbeat, and creative with how she worked with our daughter. Our highest compliments to Isabella Savage and sensational swim school.
Erika B on yelp
We had an amazing experience with our teacher Isabella Savage, who worked tirelessly to teach our sometimes difficult 4-year-old to swim. She was forever patient, upbeat, and creative with how she worked with our daughter. Our highest compliments to Isabella Savage and sensational swim school.
Erika B on yelp
We've had a fantastic experience! In the first lesson, my twin boys were afraid to get their faces wet...and now a week later they are becoming their own confident little bubble guppies...best decision we've made for swim lessons! Thanks to our instructor, who was patient and reassuring they have truly grown their love and confidence to bring in the water. Each had their own apprehensions and she tailored their lessons so that each was addressed. Truly awesome..;)
Customer Review On yelp
I am so happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone this summer and contacted Sunsational Swim School. I couldn't swim at all or even float before (I had tried group lessons in the past). I took private lessons this time and my instructor for 12 sessions was Kyree Jones.

He was very professional and always on time. But most importantly I can swim now! Kyree was so patient and just a lot of fun to learn with. My goals were to learn the free style and be able to float on my back. I can now free style, float, breast stroke, swim on my back, push off (front and backwards) and more. I actually have three more lessons with him next week so he taught me all this in just 9 sessions, I can't say enough about Kyree. I'm 52 y/o and I can finally swim! He always adds something new each session. I have gotten so many compliments on my progress from neighbors and the life guards since we use the pool at my condo residence. I'm sure I didn't look like a success story on day one, but now I'm enjoying the pool with confidence. I have already found an indoor pool to continue my progress through the winter, I'm so motivated about going to the pool now, whereas I mostly avoided it before. Thank You so much Kyree and Sunsational Swim School!
Customer Review On yelp
Rebekah "Bekah" is absolutely FANTASTIC! My daughter was quite afraid of entering the pool without floaties, and after less than 10 sessions with Bekah, she is swimming totally floaty-free and has mastered floating on her back and holding her breath under water. I cannot say enough about Bekah's skill at coaching and teaching even the most reluctant of 5-year-olds...my daughter loves her, and she is a true professional. Bekah is also extremely accommodating with her schedule and availability. I am so glad we were paired up with her, and I hope that Bekah will help teach my son when he is old enough!
Customer Review On yelp
I think Amy is great. I am terrified of water and she is very patient and helps me overcome these fears. I am a senior and started swimming lessons several times before but could not overcome the fear of water and as a result did not continue. With Amy it is different, she encourages me to try and is excited when I do well. I can float by myself, stand up and lost the fear of water. I am so happy to be in the water and feel comfortable. I still have a long way to go before I can do laps in the pool but I am looking forward to that day and I am convinced and motivated that I can reach that goal.
Customer Review On yelp
Carla is a fantastic swim instructor! She worked very well with two 3 year olds and they came really for in their swim and safety skills in a short amount of time. Carla was always punctual and communicated regularly. She has been a pleasure to work with and now we can be sure the kids are safe around the pool!
Customer Review On yelp
Lisa is a great instructor! Our son looks forward to his lesson. Thanks to Lisa, our son is learning to swim!
Bezalel S 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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