Focused, one-on-one training with elite instructors is the key to succeeding in the pool. CoachUp now connects aspiring athletes with swimming coaches who turn your weaknesses into strengths, improve your skills, and increase your confidence.

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Our top Swimming trainers

James C., New York, NY Swimming Coach
James C.
New York, NY
$74 /session

American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor, Former Competitive...



Tad T., Greenwood Village, CO Swimming Coach
Tad T.
Greenwood Village, CO
$86 /session

During his collegiate years he trained under one of the great swimming c...


Flip Turns, Kicking, Pacing, Pulling, Relays, Sprinting, Starts, Technique, Open Turns

Richard G., New York, NY Swimming Coach
Richard G.
New York, NY
$60 /session

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We're so confident in the quality of our coaches that we stand behind them with our Good Fit Guarantee, a 100% money-back guarantee on every private coaching session booked on CoachUp.

A Change in Trajectory

A CoachUp success story

As a senior in high school, Aliyah had never played lacrosse nor planned on attending college. But after a year training with Coach Cristina, she's now playing DII Lacrosse on a full scholarship.

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What People Are Saying

Dina R. (San Antonio, TX)
“Matt has taught Mikey more in 3 lessons then we could in the last 2 summers. Mikey has demonstrated increased confidence and has verbalized that he thinks Coach Matt is a great instructor.”
Wayne L. (Concord, CA)
“Sean did a great job identifying areas where my son can improve as a swimmer. He is a real professional and was very involved in demonstrating the proper technique and helping my son grasp the concepts.”
Jutta B. (Gardena, CA)
“I am extremely satisfied and comfortable with the teaching of Coach Carlos. He is very professional and able to teach you any style of swimming to perfection. I recommend him highly.”
Greg M. (Arlington, VA)
“Great instructor. Analyzed my stroke and explained and demonstrated how to improve. I swam much more efficiently by the end of just one session. I highly recommend Byran.”


Swimming is widely popular as both a competitive team sport at the high school, collegiate, and Olympic level, as well as a great form of cardiovascular exercise. Because swimming is a “non-impact sport,” it makes for a perfect workout for those who are rehabilitating knee, leg, ankle or foot injury, or looking to use the natural water resistance to build muscle strength, lose weight, or improve their conditioning. It’s never too early (or late) to jump into the pool and learn how to swim, develop your stroke technique, or even train to make a competitive team or run a triathlon. No matter your level or experience, enlisting a private swimming coach will help you get the most of your swimming lessons. CoachUp has hundreds of highly qualified swimming coaches located throughout the country. Our swimming instructors are available, and excited, to help you or your child achieve a big goal in swimming.

Depending on your experience and goals, your private swim coach will tailor your swimming lessons to meet your specific needs. If you are new to swimming, your coach will work with you on the basic strokes: freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Each stroke is unique and requires special attention to breathing technique. For those looking for competitive swim training, your coach can work on racing starts, flip/open turns, pacing, and stroke efficiency. If you are looking to master one particular stroke, such as the butterfly, your swimming coach will help you hone in on the small details in your head, arm and leg movements that yield meaningful results -- allowing you to swim faster, and farther, while conserving your energy output.
CoachUp boasts a large selection of swimming coaches, and all have enjoyed successful competitive careers as swimmers and swimming instructors. For instance, Coach Kathleen Prindle has over twenty-five years of coaching experience, and in that time has produced eight Olympians. She was even an assistant swim coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympics! For those seeking out a swimming coach to help with their triathlon training, Coach Medena Knespl would be a great choice. As an All-American triathlete, with over eight years of competitive experience, Coach Knespl will you get you race-day ready! Check out our swimming instructors in your city, and book a coach for swimming lessons today!

Swimming lessons, drills, tips videos, and training articles

Tips For Taper Time

Taper:” every swimmer's favorite word. It means that you’ve put in the hardest part of your training, and now it’s time to start to ease off in yardage for a few weeks leading up to your championship swim meet Click to read more

Dryland Workouts For Swimmers

As important as it is to train hard in the pool, swimmers need to complement those workouts with strength and conditioning or, as many others call it, dryland training Click to read more

Scoring a Dive

In competitive diving, each dive is scored by a panel of five or seven judges. In each meet there are five main events: 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, 3-meter synchronized springboard, 10-meter platform and 10-meter synchronized platform Click to read more