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!
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 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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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!

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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

We have had a fantastic experience with Sunsational Swim School! Sunsational is easy to work with and, based on our experience, has an excellent network of skilled swim instructors to draw on. Sunsational was able to help us with a very short turnaround time to match us with an excellent swim instructor--Caryn Goddard-Thorpe. Caryn has the deep experience, warm manner, and calm confidence to overcome years and years of failed swim lessons our son had endured to teach him how to swim. By the fourth lesson, our son could swim laps! Now, he can't wait to get to the pool -- he is thrilled to be working with Caryn to master more advance strokes. For sure, we are signing up our other childre...
We have a very busy summer filled with lots of travel so fitting in swim lessons was tough. Sunsational worked with us to find an instructor that could work within our schedule.My son loves Lora and trusted her immediately. We have seen some definite improvement so far and look forward to finishing up our package.I would definitely recommend Sunsational. In fact I already have to a colleague.
I was looking for a swim school, and after doing some research decided to go with Sunsational because I love the convenience of the instructors coming to you. I was a bit apprehensive having a seventeen year old girl, but was lucky enough to be assigned Erica de la O who not only worked with our schedules but taught my daughter how to swim in two and a half weeks! Erica is amazing... And my girl went from a total novice being afraid of even touching water to almost an expert swimmer and I'm not exaggerating... I want her to teach me! I recommend this school to anyone, any age, and I definitely recommend Erica she is excellent, professional and most of all patient. It is well worth the money.
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Featured Swim Instructors in Washington DC

Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Washington DC - Sarah N
Sarah N
Washington DC
Hi, my name is Sarah and I learned how to swim when I was 6 months old! I've been around pools all my life, and I was a lifeguard for 2 years, and have taught swimming for children ages 4-10. I've also been a tutor and ESOL teacher for over 2 years. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.S. in Sport Management, and I'm now an event coordinator. I love teaching swimming because I believe everyone deserves to be able to enjoy the water without fear or apprehension.
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in  - Charlotte P
Charlotte P
My name is Charlotte and I am a student at American University where I play club soccer and lacrosse and swim for fun and to stay in shape. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C. I lived in Princeton, New Jersey where I taught swim lessons privately and at the YMCA for 3 consecutive years at the Pennington Prep School. I swam on the varsity swim team in high school for four years and also swam on traveling swim and dive teams called the Hopewell Baracudas and the Lawrence Lightning. I had excellent coaches that inspired me to swim for myself and for my team while focusing on breath, technique, and endurance. I also have experience working with children at Fernbrook Farms Education Outdoor Day camp as a camp counselor and as an active babysitter and childcare provider in the DMV area. I have had years worth experience working with autistic children. Non swimming related, I also have experience working with children in Costa Rica, Peru, India, Guatemala and Kenya. My first language is French.
Sunsational Private Swim Lesson Instructor in Washington DC - Caleb P
Caleb P
Washington DC
Hello everyone, my name is Caleb and I've been teaching swim lessons for 5 years, with kids ranging in age from 3 to 15. I am currently attending the George Washington University, where I am studying Systems Engineering. I absolutely love to teach swimming since I have been in the water, as both a competitive swimmer and avid surfer, since I was 4 years old. Getting to share the swimming skills I have amassed over the years, is what I most enjoy about teaching lessons.

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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