13 Best Swimming Lessons and Swim Classes in Atlanta for Kids

British Swim School offers swim lessons across Atlanta for kids of all ages.
British Swim School offers swim lessons across Atlanta for kids of all ages.
8/6/23 - By James Smith

Swimming lessons empower children in the water, and Atlanta families have a number of options when it comes to individual swim classes, budget-friendly group swimming lessons, and even swim lessons that come to you. 

We’ve rounded up 13 swim schools that are sure to instill confidence in the water without flooding your wallet! Your child will emerge from these swimming classes with important, life-saving skills to dive right into the water again and again. 


Many of these classes can introduce your child to the water when he or she is less than a year old. But be advised, children who are not potty trained will almost always be required to wear swim diapers.

For more great Atlanta classes for kids, check out our Guide to Classes for Kids in Atlanta.

Atlanta swim classes for kids and babies Aquatic Consultants of Georgia.
Atlanta kids can attend a small swim class with safety protocols in place at Aquatic Consultants of Georgia.

Swimming Lessons for Kids in Atlanta

1. Aquatic Consultants of Georgia - Midtown

Private and group swim lessons are held at the Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center. Swim lessons begin at 6 months and continue past 6 years old. All instructors are Red Cross certified. Beginning at the “tadpole” level, toddlers develop a comfort level in the water with a parent; children graduate to “shark” level, where they can try out for swim team. Group lessons begin at $30 per session; private lessons start at $50.

2. AquatiKids - Buckhead

AquatiKids Atlanta offers swimming lessons for children beginning at age 6 months. Swim classes begin at $110 per lesson for the six-week series (also an $85 registration fee). A la carte reinforcement lessons are available, too. Swim lessons held year round.

3. Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics - Atlanta

The city maintains four indoor swim instruction centers: C.T. Martin NatatoriumMartin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic CenterRosel Fann Natatorium, and Washington Park Natatorium. Group swim lessons are available for children younger than 13, beginning with Aqua Tot classes (parents in the pool) through beginners and onward. Swimmers receive one-on-one instruction from certified instructors. Classes average $65 per series; non-resident tuition is higher.

4. British Swim School - Multiple Locations

Swim lessons at British Swim School take place in Atlanta fitness facilities offer a "safety-first" approach, focusing on water acclimation and survival skills. In other words, teaching kids foundational swimming and safety techniques that prepare them for an accidental fall into the water. Check out Mommy Poppins' helpful British Swim School Lessons Review to determine if this is the right approach for your kids. Swim classes start as young as 4 months old, starting at $28 per class (varies by location). 

Atlanta swim classes for kids and babies Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School offers programs for children as young as 4 months. 

5. Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Kids can start swim lessons as young as 4 months old at Goldfish Swim School. Programs range from "Mini/Baby" classes to "Swim Force" for kids ages 5-12 who are future competitive swimmers. Swim classes prices vary by location and age. Goldfish also offers Jump Start Clinics, with five days of consecutive swim lessons, for kids who need a crash course in swimming. 

6. Gwinnett County Parks - Buford, Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, Berkeley Lake 

Group, private, and semi-private swimming lessons are available at a number of Gwinnett pools. Families can also enjoy water exercise, lifeguard-training classes, and other aquatic activities. Note: Some pools, including Best Friend Park, Dacula and Lenora parks, and Rhodes Jordan Park are only open seasonally. Swim classes begin at age 6 months. A series of swim lessons range from $38.50 to $51 for county residents; nonresident tuition is higher.

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atlanta swim classes for kids and babies Marcus JCC Atlanta
Marcus JCC Atlanta welcomes swimmers of all ages and abilities. 

7. Marcus JCC Atlanta - Dunwoody

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available for MJCCA members. Emphasis is placed on water skills development while helping novice swimmers feel more confident in the water. Instructors follow American Red Cross teaching methods. Children of all abilities and ages (as young as toddlers) may participate. 

8. Divevenutres - Alpharetta

Formely called SeaVentures, this diving and swim company offers monthly swim lessons at its Alpharetta location. Swim classes last either 30 minutes or 45 minutes per session and start as young as two months old. Private swimming lessons begin at $300 per month. When kids are enrolled in swim lessons, their family get access to open swim times. 

9. Sunsational Swim School - Atlanta

With Sunsational, kids don’t go to the instructor, the instructor comes to them! Sunsational swim instructors travel to your pool for kids as young as 3 years old. Instruction comes with a “learn to swim” guarantee, where children who are unable to complete all lesson tasks are allowed to continue until they are, up to a maximum of four additional sessions. Each student receives a personalized lesson plan. Sessions can be booked in six-, 12-, or 18-lesson packages. Don’t have a pool? Sunsational instructors will meet you at one of their approved pools for an additional fee per session.

10. SwimAtlanta - Multiple Locations

Lessons at SwimAtlanta facilities are designed to make children lifelong fans of the water. Many students eventually join competitive swim teams. Private, semi-private, and small-group lessons are available and instructors are available seven days a week. Each facility houses a 90-degree teaching pool designed to encourage learning.

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atlanta swim classes for kids and babies Swimmerman Swim School
Class sizes are small at Swimmerman Swim School.

11. Swimmerman Swim School - Midtown and Stockbridge

Swimmerman small-group classes begin as early as age 3 months and continue through age 12. Class sizes start small, sometimes as few as two students, and gradually grow as kids become more experienced. Swim classes run 25-50 minutes. More experienced kids can qualify for the club’s swim team. Lessons are available for adults and children with special needs. Classes begin at $20 per session in Stockbridge and $30 per session in Midtown. 

12. Swim Revolution - Vinings

Swim Revolution focuses on swimmers throughout their lifetimes--with lessons starting at age 6 months all the way to adults! Swim Revolution lessons only have two kids per coach, lasting about 40 minutes per session. Tuition is paid every two weeks and vary by age of child. The indoor pool allows for year-round swimming lessons.

13. YMCA of Atlanta - Multiple locations

The YMCA is the largest provider of swim lessons in the country! Swim classes are held in several age categories and ability levels. With more than 20 facilities across the Atlanta metro area, chances are you will find a class appropriate for your child. Classes begin at 6 months of age with parent-assisted water acclimation classes and progress to advanced instruction. Sessions are priced at less than $100 for YMCA members (nonmembers pay more).

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