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Scottsdale Swim Schools

Our new Phoenix With Kids guide to swimming lessons and swim schools in Scottsdale is here!

Choose a swim school for your children:

AquaSafe Swim School Scottsdale

9380 E. Bahia Drive, Suite A104 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 425-7946
The AquaSafe Swim School offers year round swimming lessons that teach life long skills to swim.

Glenn Mills Swim Lessons

5514 North 78th Place, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
(410) 725-6150
Private Swimming Lessons from US Olympian Glenn Mills

Goldfish Swim School – North Scottsdale

7000 East Mayo Blvd., Suite 26 Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 470-8231
This school has weekly swim lessons and has flexible schedule and safety skills taught weekly all year round.

Kim Courtney’s Swim School

28155 N 74th St Scottsdale, AZ 85266
(480) 502-2234
They offer private and regular swim lessons for kids learning to swim and have safety skills in the water.

North Scottsdale Aqua Tots

15111 N Hayden Rd Ste. 140, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 418-8038
These are so many events and monthly tuition that go for the entire year.

Old Town Scottsdale Aqua Tots

7624 E Indian School Rd Ste. #109, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 680-7198
These are so many events and monthly tuition that go for the entire year.

Stonegate Kidtastics Swim School

11551 E Mountain View Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 648-8082
This swim class is available to Stonegate residents only and teaches the stroke and survival skills that every kid needs.

Windgate Ranch Kidtastics Swim School

10095 E Windgate Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 648-8083
This swim school is open to the public and will teach kids from 6 months to 12 years survival skills and proper stroke technique during lessons.

YMCA Swim Lessons

6869 East Shea Boulevard Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254
(480) 951-9622
There is teen and adulty programs fro swim lessons at YMCA to teach survival and basic swimming techniques.

Whether your child is a beginner or an advanced swimmer, our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing a positive and nurturing environment for their aquatic journey. 

Here’s what you can expect from Scottsdale Swim Schools:

  1. The best swim instructors possess extensive knowledge of swimming techniques, and “learn to swim” methodologies.

  2. From parent-infant classes to advanced stroke development, most swim schools offer classes and instruction to all skill levels.

  3. Smaller class sizes are important. Look for those swim schools that have a smaller class size. For the under age-5 group that are learning to swim for the first time, a class size of around 2-4 kids is ideal and creates a learning environment where swimmers can interact and learn from their peers.

  4. By infusing excitement and playfulness into the lessons, swim instructors can foster a love for swimming.

  5. Through gradual skill development and overcoming challenges, swimmers gain confidence in the water.

The best swim schools offer a range of programs and lessons to accommodate different needs. 


Here are some factors to consider when determining the amount of instruction your child may need:

  1. Skill Level: Children with little to no swimming experience will typically require more instruction to develop basic water safety skills and foundational swimming techniques. Beginners often start with introductory classes that focus on water acclimation, breath control, floating, and kicking. As they progress, they can advance to more advanced lessons that cover stroke development, endurance, and refinement of techniques.

  2. Age: Younger children, especially toddlers and preschoolers, may require more instruction and repetition to build comfort and confidence in the water. Lessons for younger children often involve play-based activities and gentle encouragement to foster a positive association with swimming.

  3. Water Confidence: Some children may be naturally more cautious or fearful of the water, which may require additional instruction to build their confidence. Patient and supportive instruction, combined with gradual exposure to water activities, can help children overcome their fears and develop trust in their abilities.

  4. Goals and Progression: The amount of instruction needed may also depend on your child’s specific swimming goals. If they have aspirations for competitive swimming or advanced water skills, they may require more extensive and ongoing instruction. Conversely, if the goal is primarily water safety and basic swimming skills, a more focused and shorter-term instruction plan may be sufficient.

It’s important to note that learning to swim is a continuous process, and proficiency is developed over time with regular practice and reinforcement. 

Dive into the world of swimming with your child and watch your child’s swim schools improve in just weeks!

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