It’s that season when swim lessons are in demand! The weather is hot, the kids are out of school and begging for something to do, and you want them to learn that all-important life skill of swimming (and to get out of the house too). The Columbia area has you covered whether you want your baby to brave the waters or your older child to learn some advanced strokes.
The Harbison Community Center offers classes for 6 months to adult (at all swim levels) January through August in the mornings or afternoons (details on dates and times).
You can register online or in-person at the Harbison Community Center at 106 Hillpine Road, Columbia, SC, 29212.
Visit their website for more information.
The Palmetto Athletic Center (PAC) is a family fitness and athletic facility located at 1193 North Lake Drive in Lexington. They provide swim lessons for ages 3 to 9 at the beginning and intermediate levels. Classes are during May through July.
Register online or call 803-951-2090.
SWIM Columbia offers private instruction and semi-private instruction, adapting teaching to fit each child’s learning style and individual needs. Instructors work on developing and strengthening swimming and water safety skills for infants and children. Depending on age and skill level, private or semi-private lessons are available at your home or the home of the instructor(s).
The Swim Lessons Company offers group classes in Lexington and Northeast Columbia. They offer Parent and Tot classes for ages 12 to 36 months, and they also offer lessons for children and adults at all swim levels.
Register online and find out more information about the programs.
Waves Swim School outsources certified swim instructors to meet you in your area for private, one-on-one lessons. They serve the Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, and Chapin areas. Their instructors travel to backyard and neighborhood pools, and they also have a selection of indoor and outdoor pools in the Columbia area in which they teach.
The YMCA offers group and private swim lessons at their Jeep Rogers (Northeast) and Northwest (Irmo) locations. They offer group swim lessons for ages 6 months to adults on weekdays and on Saturdays.