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

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



Priscilla W., Elk Grove Village, IL Swimming Coach
Priscilla W.
Elk Grove Village, IL
$87 /session

Coached swimming at Olympic training facilities; stroke and turn swimmin...


Open Turns, Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Relay starts, Pulling, Pacing, Kickin...

Brian B., Columbus, OH Swimming Coach
Brian B.
Columbus, OH
$53 /session

The Head Triathlon Coach for the Central Ohio Team In Training Chapter s...


Open Turns, Technique, Backstroke flipturns, Flip Turns, Hand position, Kicking, Pacing...

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What People Are Saying

Jonathan D. (Boston, MA)
“My son came home from his first few sessions excited, sweaty and tired. When I asked him what he thought of Coach Ryan he said he was thrilled and can’t wait for more sessions!”
Megan H. (New York, NY)
“We were referred to CoachUp by a friend and we’ve been blown away by the results we’ve seen in our daughter’s pitching. We look forward to more success with CoachUp!”
Steven T. (Los Angeles, CA)
“Coach Chandler has been amazing in working with my son to develop his ball handling skills. His confidence has increased, as well as his enjoyment of the game!”
Jennifer P. (San Francisco, CA)
“CoachUp is awesome! My son went from 6th man to his basketball team’s leading scorer and rebounder with the help of coach Mike!”


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!

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