Guide to Nashville Area Swim Lessons


Summer’s approaching and we’re gearing up for long sweaty sunny days enjoying family and friends. Here at Nashville Moms, we want to encourage you to get out, be active, and explore all the summer fun middle Tennessee has to offer.

Guide to Nashville Swim Lessons
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And if you’re looking to beat the heat with a dip in the local pool, trip to the lake, or float down the river (and we encourage you to!) consider signing your kids up for a few swimming lessons, even a couple refresher lessons for older kiddos or those with limited experience in the water.

It’s a hard truth but drowning remains one of the leading causes of death for children and adolescents and is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. Even the most vigilant parent can miss a child in distress. Drowning is often silent, measured in seconds, and can occur wherever there is water access.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children start swim lessons around age 1 (but it’s never too late!) and research shows formal lessons reduce the risk of drowning in children.

And parents, it’s not only children who are at risk around water. So, if you’re a bit rusty, want to up your skills, or haven’t had the opportunity to learn at all, why not sign up for some lessons of your own?

Guide to Nashville Swim Lessons

Here are some local resources to check out:


Nashville Swim Academy (at Ensworth)

Offers both private and group lessons starting at age 4 months.

BOOST FitClub Aquatics

Year-round child and adult lessons from age 2+.

SafeSplash Swim School

Lessons for all ages including lessons for children with special needs. In the Nashville West Shopping Center.

Centennial Sportsplex (Swim America)

Child and adult lessons.


Multiple locations. Parent/child and youth lessons.


Goldfish Swim School

Lessons for children of all ages starting at 4 months

Goldfish Swim School FranklinGoldfish Swim School is proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic swimming facilities that are dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up. From Jump Start Clinics to our competitive team known as Swim Force, we’re committed to helping your child develop important life skills so he or she can make waves in life.

Parents and children across North America prefer Goldfish Swim School because we offer:
• A unique curriculum that’s convenient and can work with your busy schedule
• A wide variety of available program options, including infant and toddler swim lessons
• Shiver-free pools that are a pleasant 90° all year long
• Air-conditioned viewing galleries equipped with free Wi-Fi
• Safety and supervision at all times

We understand that, as a parent, your child’s safety is of utmost importance. At Goldfish Swim School, we believe that your swimmers deserve to be in the best hands at all times, which is why our instructors undergo an extensive hiring process and comprehensive training period. In addition, we always keep our classes small and ensure a max student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1.

As one of the fastest growing private companies in America, according to Inc., we’re proud of the impact that we’re making on children and families across the country.

Ryans Swimming Swim Academy

The Ryan Pyles Aquatic Foundation was created in order to spread awareness and education towards the prevention of pediatric drowning.

SafeSplash Swim School

Lessons for all ages including lessons for children with special needs.


Multiple Locations. Parent/child and youth lessons.


Sea Star Swim School

Classes for children starting at age 6 months, private lessons for adults


Parent/child and youth lessons

Traveling Swim Instructors

SeaLove Swim

Sea Love Swim provides swimming lessons focused on water safety and swimming stroke technique for infants, toddlers, kids and adults. We travel to you for lessons at your home or community pool. We also have 3 facility locations – Bellevue (commercial pool) Hendersonville (private residential pool) and Fairview (private residential pool) Our lessons are private, student paced swim lessons, as our instructors are trained to adapt to the needs of each individual swimmer. Book a 30min (1 Swimmer) 60min (2-3 Swimmers) or 90min (4 Swimmers) lesson. Easily manage all your bookings online via our client portal with flexible scheduling and cancellation policies. Sea Love Swim provides traveling swim instructors to home and community pools in Nashville (East, West, North and Sound) Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Dickson, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Hermitage & Mt Juliet. Use code: NASHVILLEMOMS to save 10% on bookings.

Phone: 615-412-5181
Travel Swim Instructor Service Area’s: Nashville (East, West, North and Sound) Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Dickson, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Hermitage & Mt Juliet. 

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