It’s that time of the year again! The pools are opening, swim parties are happening, and trips to the beach are in full effect. If your kids are anything like this California-born mama was, swimming lessons are a must-have— and early on. Here’s a listing of local, Nashville-area places for your kiddos to learn everything from water survival/safety to the Butterfly Stroke!
Known for their Infant/Toddler classes, Sea Star’s approach on aquatic education includes teaching swimming for a) survival, b) competency, c) recreation, and d) competition. Located in Hendersonville, They offer classes from 6 months and up, and with small class sizes, lessons are tailored to fit the needs of individual students. Swim teams are also available for older kids! *FYI, sessions fill up quickly, so check the 2015 session schedule for more info.
This program starts as young as 6 months old, and offers Parent/Child, Preschool, and Youth options that will teach your child everything from basic water safety and comfort in the water to the skills needed to become a competent, skilled swimmer.
Located in Mt. Juliet, Brendan Sweetman Swimmers offers 3 different classes. The Beginner level teaches life saving water skills such as rolling onto the back. In the Beginner Stroke level, children learn how to freestyle swim while blowing bubbles and breathing correctly in the water. The Big Stroke classes perfect the child’s form after they have successfully completed the earlier two levels. Children are able to start lessons when they are sitting unassisted.
With 6 levels (and private lessons) to choose from, Vanderbilt offers a wide variety of classes based on your child’s age and skill level. Nursery rhymes are used in the Parent and Child class to help babies adjust to the water and the other classes cover everything from basic skills to more advanced technique. Classes are first come first serve with sign-ups and are all held in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.
Guppies and Dolphins Swim offers six comprehensive swimming levels that teach you, your child, or other family members how to swim skillfully and safely at their Mt. Juliet location. Excluding Level 1, which starts at 6 months old, the prerequisite for each level is successfully completing the level before. Classes explore everything from buoyancy and water play to building endurance, and finally—skill perfection.
The Langford Farms Club offers both private and semi‐private swim lessons for children ages 3 and up. Lessons are taught by Certified WSI Instructors to Club members and non-members alike. With Pre-Swimmer, two Beginner levels, and an Intermediate level, there’s a spot for everyone. Because lessons are offered only as private or semi-private, instruction is tailored specifically to your child’s needs and abilities.
Make sure you click through on site links to get more info! Happy swimming, Mamas! If you have a great spot for lessons that we missed, let us know!