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Kids Swim in Tucson

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Swimming is an obvious choice of sport for Tucson. A pool is probably the only place where you can be comfortable while being outdoors in the summertime.

Your child can start as early as you like, though you have to be in the pool with him until he turns at least 2 (and at most pools it's 3 years old). Also, swimming is probably the only sport where children can actually learn some valuable skills even at this early age.

“Aquatic programs for infants and toddlers have not been shown to decrease the risk of drowning, and parents should not feel secure that their child is safe in water or safe from drowning after participating in such programs. Young children should receive constant, close supervision by an adult while in and around water”.
(AAP recommendations)

1. Sunshine swimming school
Sunshine swimming school is a good choice for beginners. We tried their Speedway location. There are no more than 3 kids per group and their instructors are great with children. But the pool is not that big and there are always issues with parking, especially in the afternoon.
They have second location on Orange Grove. Check Amazon Local for their special: $24 ($48 value) for two weeks of swimming classes (two 25-minute classes per week).

2. Dolphins of the Desert
There is also Dolphins of the Desert. Maybe they are for more serious swimmers.

3. Edith Ball Pool
There are number of swimming pools that are located in Tucson parks. One of the newest is Edith Ball Pool (across from the Zoo). It is covered with a huge tent and that makes it much more enjoyable in summer. This pool is heated year round.

4. SAAA Swim Team
There is quite a number of SAAA Swim Teams in Tucson area. Of course your child has to be a swimmer already in order to join the team. You can learn more at

5. Saguaro Aquatics
YEAR-ROUND Swimming lessons for ALL ages and skill levels, Swim team, Aqua Aerobics, Family Memberships!  Multiple Tucson locations with HEATED INDOOR and OUTDOOR pools!  Call 1.520.638-8040 for more information!

6. Private instructor
You can invite a private instructor to your own pool. They may give both private and group lessons. For some kids it's the perfect choice and you don't have to drive to the school and sit there for 30 min. under the burning sun. Here is a website where you can find a swim instructor near you:

7. Elain's Private swim: 520 795 9882

8. DeMont Family Swim School
The DeMont Family Swim School is an indoor facility providing year-round swim instruction for children 6 months and up.
Plaza Sonora Shopping Center
2850 W. Ina Rd., Suite 130
Tucson, Arizona 85741
520-877-SWIM (7946)

9. Splash & Swim
Private swim instruction in the comfort of your home or community pool. Coach Ashley comes to you! Lessons are a half hour in length. Group or individual lessons age 2+. Parent-tot and adult classes also available.
AgeGroup: 6 months+
Days/Times: weekdays
Fees: varies

10. AquaMobile Swim School
At Home Private Swimming Lessons. Teaching Private Swim Lessons in Clients Home Pool in Tucson. Learn to Swim in the Comfort of Your Own Home Pool! Our Certified & Insured Instructors Come to Your Pool!
AgeGroup: 1-12
Days/Times: flexible
Fees: $48/lesson
Tucson, AZ 85749
Phone: (888) 950-7946

Also offered:

11. Sunsational Swim School
#1 Mobile Swim School in America! Sunsational specializes in highly-effective one-on-one at-home swim lessons for learners of all ages, bringing top-notch swim instructors to the pool of your choice. Set the days and times that work best for your lessons and we match your schedule.
AgeGroup: All Ages
Days/Times: Monday-Sunday 6AM-8PM
Phone: 888-788-2140

Also offered:
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Parent/Tot Swim Lessons