Swimming is a skill that can save your child's life. Every child should learn to swim with a professional instructor, which will reduce the risk of drowning and open the door to a world of water and fitness activities. The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to partner with more than 500 swim lesson providers nationwide who offer professional swim instruction – including free or discounted programs. To learn more about how to get started, click on the club finder to the right to look for lessons near you.

If you're not sure if this is the right category for you, take our Swimmer Quiz.

So you are ready to start your child in swimming lessons, taking the first step to helping them be safer around the water. Here, we have provided a list of questions to ask and things to look for as you evaluate a potential learn-to-swim provider.


When you Find Lessons using our Club Finder, you will see clubs designated as "Make a Splash Local Partners." These 529 local partner organizations have had their learn-to-swim curriculum approved by USA Swimming, and have committed to helping the USA Swimming Foundation save lives through learn-to-swim.

Yes, drowning statistics are frightening, but did you know you can reduce your child's risk of drowning by as much as 80% by ensuring that they have formal swimming lessons? Learn more about the statistics that reinforce the message that all kids must learn to swim.

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