May is National Water Safety Month, so it’s a fantastic time to learn to swim. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children, so being able to swim isn’t just fun, it’s an essential life-saving skill. Adults who don’t know how to swim also benefit from taking private adult swim lessons and/or group lessons with other adults who never had the opportunity to learn. If you’re looking for a reputable place to sign yourself or your kids up for swimming lessons in or near Gig Harbor, Washington, check these out.
Beard Swim Co.
Located at 4914 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest in Gig Harbor, Beard Swim Co. offers group and private lessons, and specialty classes. Group classes for children include nine levels based on the child’s age and skill level. Children as young as six months begin at level one. The first three levels require parent participation in the water or you can sign your child up for private one-on-one lessons that don’t require your participation. Private lessons are available for students of all ages, including adults with little to no swimming skills. Beard Swim Co. also offers accelerated lessons, private lessons for competitive swimmers and synchronized swimming lessons.
Tom Taylor Family YMCA
Located at 10550 Harbor Hill Drive in Gig Harbor, Tom Taylor Family YMCA teaches toddlers, teens, and adults how to swim. Swimming lessons are taught in stages based on the student’s age and skill level. Classes are divided into parent-assisted lessons for children ages six months to three years, preschool lessons for children ages three to five, school-age lessons for children ages six to 12, teen lessons for children ages 12 to 17 and adult lessons for students age 18 and older.
Private and semi-private swimming lessons are also available. Each of these lessons are 30 minutes long. Private lessons are taught one-on-one and semi-private lessons are taught in groups of two, but you must sign up as a pair. Students can also try out for the Tom Taylor Seals, a recreational youth swim team that offers competitive swimming opportunities through swim meets against neighboring Y’s.
Swimming Lessons Near Gig Harbor
If local classes are already full, look for swimming lessons near Gig Harbor in neighboring cities. Curtis Aquatic Center in University Way offers lessons for children ages four and up with 10 levels of instruction based on their skill level. KinderSwimmer in Spanaway and Renton offer infant classes for babies between three and 14 months old, plus regular and advanced swim lessons for older children. Fife Aquatic Center in Fife offers parent/toddler classes for ages six months to two years, 10 pre-school levels for ages three to five, and 10 youth levels for ages six to 17. Private lessons are also available for all ages, including their Adults Learn to Swim Program.
When you’re looking for reputable WA swim lessons, consider these local and nearby swim centers:
- Beard Swim Co. offers group lessons for children of all ages and private lessons for kids and adults.
- Tom Taylor YMCA teaches toddlers, teens, and adults to swim through group, private and semi-private lessons.
- If local classes are full or don’t meet your current needs, consider places that offer swimming lessons near Gig Harbor in neighboring cities.
Trust the Pool Experts
Once you and/or your children learn to swim, installing a swimming pool at home is a great way to stay in practice. Aqua Spas & Pools in Gig Harbor, Washington installs high-quality inground pools. We can help you design the perfect pool for your space and lifestyle. Contact us at 877-775-3442 to begin your pool construction and enjoy a lifetime of entertainment right in your own backyard!