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
60,000+
Swim Lessons taken
2000+
Sunsational Swim Instructors
1500+
Cities Served

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
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..;)
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!
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!
Shannon is a great swim instructor who understands the psychology of kids and works with them at their level. After couple of unsuccessful swim lessons, we got connected with Shannon via sunsational swim lessons. My son has made tremendous progress within 6 lessons.
My instructor Claudia K I cannot say enough good things about Claudia. She is dedicated to working with the kids, and is a passionate swimmer herself. She worked around our schedule, was prompt and has such an easy going attitude. The kids love working with her and I couldn't be more grateful to have found her. I see a great deal of improvement with my eight year old and four year old. This is our third summer of hiring private swimming teacher and Claudia is simply amazing. I highly recommend her!
Mark has done a phenomenal job getting to know my 3 1/2 year old - where she's confident and where she needs to build her skills. He is patient and methodic about his approach, and incorporates fun into the lesson plan while still staying focused on tactics that will improve her skill. We are only on 4 out of 12 lessons but really look forward to the next 8 with him! Biggest plus for her is that he learned she loves Paw Patrol so he now brings Paw Patrol stickers that she gets at the end if she's done a good job listening and trying new things. He's a keeper!!!
Meaghan is really patient and has almost taught my five years old how to swim and float in three lessons...
Alan has been fabulous - a great communicator, flexible on timing, and a skilled teacher. All three of his students - ages 6, 9, and 70+, love working with him and look forward to each lesson.
Look no further folks!! You don't even have to leave the comfort of your home and they pair you with the perfect instructor! The personal one on one learning just works better...Shannon was amazing!

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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