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April 25, 2024

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Local Swimming Lessons

Local Swimming Lessons for All Ages

Middle Tennessee is packed with swimming programs! Ditch those floaties and get your kids the water confidence they need.

Make a splash as soon as possible by signing your kids up for local swimming lessons. Our area is loaded with programs and before you know it, your kids will safely be making waves.

Local Swimming Lessons

Beyond Aquatics | 615-962-9500
236 Robert Rose Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
One-on-one swim instruction for all special needs, abilities and medical conditions. Mommy & Me available.

A child and instructor with British Swim School.

British Swim School
Year-round water safety and swim lessons for babies, children, teens and adults focusing on water survival skills before moving on to stroke development and more advanced skills. The company offers lessons out of fitness chains and hotel pools. 

Boost Aquatics
11 Vaughns Gap Road
Nashville, TN 37205 | 615-662-8989
Year-round swim lessons for ages 2 to adult in an indoor/outdoor, heated Olympic-sized pool. Programs are designed for every age and skill level.

Ensworth Swim School
7401 Highway 100
Lessons for children ages six months and older.

Excel Aquatics
Through Williamson County Parks and Recreation, classes are for all ages (including infants) at Excel (920 Heritage Way, Brentwood); Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin); Longview Recreation Center (2909 Commonwealth Dr., Spring Hill); Muletown Recreation Center (1446 Oak Springs Drive, Columbia); Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro); and Sportscom (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro). 

Goldfish Swim School – Franklin
1113 Murfreesboro Road, STE 201
Franklin, TN 37064 | 615-265-6804
Year-round swim lessons for all ages beginning at 4 months old. The play-based program aims to infuses fun into safety skills and lessons. Goldfish also offers Family Swim time during designated non-lesson times. The program includes a 4:1 student-teacher ratio and flexible scheduling. Drop-in or annual membership is available.

Gordon JCC Nashville
801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville 3720
Year-round swim lessons include Aqua Tots (ages 6 months  – 2 years); Preschool (age 3); and age levels up to adults. The focus is on individual improvement and building confidence in each swimmer.

ISR of Middle Tennessee
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) provides self-rescue skills to children ages 6 months to 6 years old. Lessons are held five days a week, at a maximum of 10 minutes a day for approximately six weeks. Pools where ISR is taught are located in Nashville, Belle Meade and Pegram.

Middle Tennessee State University
1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37132 | 615-898-2104
American Red Cross swimming classes focus on water competency and safety skills for ages 6 months to adult. Group or private lessons available.

Ms. Sue Swimming
7857 S Lamar Road
Smyrna, TN 37167 | 615-459-5124
Day and evening swim lessons, Mon – Fri from June through August in a heated, salt-water pool. Lessons for ages six months to adults. Ms. Sue is a certified water safety instructor who ran the Red Cross Swim program at Smyrna High School for more than 40 years. 

Nashville Dolphins
95 White Bridge Road, STE 209
Nashville, TN 37205 | 615-866-9971
Swimming program for special needs children and adults of all abilities at no cost.

Nashville Swim Academy
7401 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221

Year-round swim instruction for ages 4 months old to teens plus a competitive team. Parent & Me classes, Terrific Twos class and more. Swim options are designed to meet the specific needs of each student.

Safe Splash Swim School
6720 Charlotte Pike, STE 105
Nashville, TN 37209 | 615-334-0290
Year-round swim lessons for infants beginning at 4 months old up to adults. Parent/tot class available. For children’s swim lessons, the focus is on foundational skills that help develop children into advanced swimmers. Additional location in Cool Springs (1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 615-326-9001).

Splashtown at Smyrna Outdoor
Adventure Center
611 Nolan Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167
Swim lessons for ages 5 and older. 

Swim America
222 25th Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37203
Nashville, TN 37203
Lessons for children age 3 and older. Children move up in levels after mastery of their current level.

Swim & Play Nashville
Customized swim lessons in private, semi-private and small groups for ages six months and older. Instructors match your child’s experience based on their personality and comfort in the water. Different area pools are used.

Worden Aquatics
1800 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-240-1867
Year-round, private swim Instruction available in multiple locations.


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