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Best Swim Classes In Atlanta

April 26, 2013 9:00 AM

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(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

As the weather warms up in “Hotlanta,” thoughts inevitably turn to lazy summer days spent at the community pool and memorable trips to the beach. In the weeks leading up to the realization of those visions, it’s wise for seasoned swimmers to brush up on their water safety proficiency and for parents of little ones to begin teaching first-timers a valuable skill – one that could potentially save their life. Luckily on both counts, there are a number of excellent swim lesson providers throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta Swim Academy
732 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 973-3120
www.atlantaswimacademy.com

With three climate-controlled, saline-based indoor pools and a staff of certified lifeguards, the Atlanta Swim Academy is fully equipped to offer year-round swim lessons to swimmers of all ages and skill levels. In addition to private, semi-private and group lessons for beginning and intermediate swimmers, Atlanta Swim Academy also offers a homeschool swim program and a masters swim program – for adult swimmers who seek to improve their fitness levels through swimming.

SwimAtlanta
Multiple Locations in the Area
www.swimatlanta.com

Having taught over 10,000 students over the course of the past year, SwimAtlanta is a “starting block” for many of Atlanta’s young swimmers. Offering private, semi-private and small group lessons, this network of swim facilities strives to engender a lifelong love of swimming in lesson participants. SwimAtlanta students often go on to join the year-round swim team. Lessons are offered seven days a week in a 90-degree teaching pool.

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Dynamo Swim School
Multiple Locations in the Area
www.dynamoswimschool.com

In addition to teaching children to swim, Dynamo Swim School teaches its students to love and respect the water. Most importantly, it teaches them that they should never swim alone. Because Dynamo Swim School realizes that all children are individual and learn at their own pace, this nationally recognized program is designed to accommodate the students’ unique needs to optimize learning.

YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Multiple Locations in the Area
www.ymcapass.com

A number of YMCA locations throughout the Metro Atlanta area offer pools. As an organization founded on the philosophy of encouraging a “lifetime of healthy play,” swim instruction is among its many offerings. From parent-tot classes designed for babies and toddlers ages six to 36 months and their parents all the way up to adult swim lessons, the YMCA takes its role as a swim instruction provider very seriously. Lessons are open to both members and non-members. Check individual facilities for lesson offerings, times and prices.

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The City of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation
Aquatics Department
Multiple Locations in the Area
www.atlantaga.gov

In keeping with a great city that provides quality recreational facilities for the enjoyment and well-being of its citizens, the City of Atlanta offers a number of indoor and outdoor pools in several of its parks. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosel Fann, Adamsville and Washington Natatoriums all provide year-round swimming lessons for City of Atlanta residents and non-residents alike. Many of the city’s outdoor pools offer swim lessons in season – Memorial Day through August or Labor Day, depending on the facility.

Kasie Bolling is a freelance writer covering all things Atlanta. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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