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
    $70 /session

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


    Freestyle, Technique

  • Priscilla W., Elk Grove Village, IL Swimming Coach
    Priscilla W.
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    $79 /session

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


    Technique, Starts, Sprinting, Relays, Relay starts, Pulling, Pacing, Open turns (turns ...

  • Brian B., Columbus, OH Swimming Coach
    Brian B.
    Columbus, OH
    $50 /session

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


    Backstroke, Backstroke flipturns, Breaststroke, Breath holding, Butterfly, Flip turns, ...


Swimming is widely popular as a competitive team sport as well as a form of cardiovascular exercise. Given that it’s a non-impact sport, swimming is perfect for those rehabilitating an injury, or looking to use the water resistance to build muscle strength. It’s never too early (or late) to jump into the pool and learn how to swim, development stroke technique, prepare to join a swim team program, or even train for a triathlon. No matter your level or experience, enlisting a private swimming coach will help you get the most of your swimming training sessions. CoachUp has hundreds of highly qualified swimming coaches located throughout the country to help you reach your swim training goals.

Depending on your experience and goals, your private swim coach can tailor your training swimming lessons. 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. In the event you are looking to focus on or master one particular stroke, like the butterfly, your swimming coach will help you hone in on the small details that yield meaningful results.

CoachUp boasts a large selection of swimming coaches, and all have enjoyed successful competitive careers. Coach Kathleen has over 25 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 coach to help triathlon training, Coach Medena would be a great choice. As an All American triathlete, with over 8 years of competitive experience, Coach Medena will you get you race day ready!

Swimming lessons, drills, tips videos, and training articles

In Competitive Swimming, The Cream Rises to the Top

Competitive swimming, like other sports, shows that the cream rises to the top. What does this mean? Team coaches do not have the time to focus intensely on individual swimmer development. While all swimmers usually work hard in a practice session, there is a process of natural selection Click to read more

What is Your Ratio of Balance in Swimming?

Hydrodynamics aligned for balance when swimming…try this simple diagnostic. Close your eyes and then push off from the wall and begin your choice of underwater and stroke but…keep your eyes closed. Stop at the point where you hit a lane marker, and look back at the distance Click to read more

Swimming Workout: Beginner Level

Swimming is a fantastic way to get in a great workout without putting too much stress on your joints. However, the thought of swimming workouts can be daunting to the inexperienced swimmer Click to read more