Best Adult Swimming Lessons Washington Near Me

Who has selected these businesses:
Moira Butterfield
@moirabutterfield
Author and references

Sort by:
Relevance
Add my business

1. SafeSplash Swim School - Columbia Heights

LEAVE AN OPINION
5 reviews
SafeSplash Swim School - Columbia Heights
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Sat

Telephone: (202) 888-9954

Guy: Swimming instructor


There are no offers available.


Near SafeSplash Swim School - Columbia Heights:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

SafeSplash Swim School - Columbia Heights: what do users think?


Greta Miner: I am a very proud Grandma and taking both my little ones to swim class is the delight of my day. I chose Safesplash for the location(they have many), the owners Jennifer and Michael, and the competent and caring instructors. The girls have been taking lessons since they were about 6 months old and now the 4 1/2 year old is doing freestyle swimming the entire length of the pool and the 2 1/2 year old is catching up rapidly. I am beyond thrilled with their progress and it’s a testament to the owners and their staff.
Response: Thank you!

Lauren Coonen: I took my 8 month old here for his first swim class. Tyra and Sydney were the instructors and they were excellent! They were knowledgeable and friendly. At this age your just getting your baby used to the water. Bouncing them, getting their ears and face wet, holding their belly’s and encouraging them to kick. They had toys and a large floating surface for the babies to take turn playing on. Highly recommended!
Response: Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us at SafeSplash today! We loved having you and your baby with us in the pool. It is so much fun teaching children from a young age and helping to instill comfort and confidence in the water. We look forward to more lessons with your family in the future! Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Aja Shabazz: Jennifer was very helpful and understanding! Great small business
Response: We are so happy to have your family as a part of our swim program! Thank you for your kind words and support of our small business.

2. SafeSplash Swim School - Friendship Heights

LEAVE AN OPINION
21 reviews
SafeSplash Swim School - Friendship Heights
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 4300 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 3:30PM

Telephone: (202) 963-0833

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: "The 30 minute private lessons are definitely the way to go!"

There are no offers available.


Near SafeSplash Swim School - Friendship Heights:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

SafeSplash Swim School - Friendship Heights: what do users think?


Antonina Bernstein: Our son Tad has been attending Safe Splash for over a year. Initially he was a child slightly scared of water, disliked getting his face wet and didn’t want to let go of the adult helping him. He now jumps into the pool fearless & actually swims. The staff was always attentive, cheerful and passionate about helping their students master or hone their skills. The 30 minute private lessons are definitely the way to go!
Response: Antonina, We are so incredibly proud of Tad's amazing progress in the pool! His consistency and dedication to learning how to swim have paid off. Tad is a great example of how determination, focus, and coming to swim lessons each week can transform a child who is hesitant to get in the water into a child who is independent in the pool and loves swimming. We hope we have helped to foster a life-long passion for swimming. Thank you for your support of our small business and for sharing these kind words about our program! Our best, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners, SafeSplash Friendship Heights

Katherine Ruth Holloway: My children's SafeSplash swim instructors kept their lessons very focused. Both children had impactful 30 minute private lessons. As a bonus, the pool is nice and warm. One of the owners is a former Olympic swimmer! Both owners have a true passion for swimming and teaching kids to swim.
Response: Katherine, We have loved having your children swim with us and we are very proud of the great progress they have made in their lessons. We hope they feel proud of themselves too! Thank you so much for supporting our small business and for your kind words about our program. Our best, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners, SafeSplash Friendship Heights

Amanda Gilman: My children came to swimming at a later age, 9 and 10. Safe Splash was absolutely perfect for them! They were able to learn together in a non competitive environment with caring instructors. They both loved learning to swim, and my son overcame his fear of the water! After a year, they both qualified for swim team! I cannot recommend the company more highly!
Response: We have loved having your children swim with us and we are so proud of their amazing progress. Please stay in touch and keep us posted on their swim team successes. Thank you so much for your kind words about our program. It means the world to us! We wish all the best to your family. Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Co-owners

Ashra Maude: Our children have been taking classes with SafeSplash for a few months now and we are extremely delighted with their progress. The coach has been wonderful and nurturing with them. The staff is supportive and fun to be around. We were, at first, a little scared to start swimming lessons because of the pandemic, but the owners, Michael and Jennifer, have done a tremendous job at following the safety protocols that ensure everyone can enjoy swimming safetly.They are communicative, flexible and just lovely people. We highly recommend SafeSplash.
Response: Maude, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with our swim school. We have been so impressed with the progress your children have made swimming these past few months and we absolutely love working with them. We appreciate your dedication to swimming and can't wait to play a continued part in your children's learn-to-swim journey in the future. Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl

Kristen Arbuckle: SafeSplash has been so great for my kids, my kids have improved so much. The staff are well qualified and good with kids, and take COVID precautions. My kids look forward to going and come home feeling good about themselves. With pools closed this summer, I was worried they wouldn't learn to swim, which I think is a very important skill. It was nice to be in a nice indoor pool during the summer, and I think it will actually be great to be able to continue lessons past summer.
Response: Kristen, Thank you for your kind words about our program! We love having your children swim with us and we are grateful for your trust in our program. We look forward to continuing to work with your children and to help them further develop their skills in the pool. Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Autumn Glenn: We've had such a great experience with Safe Splash for the last few months. They are wonderfully patient with the kids. My daughter went from afraid to get in the water when we started to jumping in just two months later. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Right now instructors and other adults on the pool deck are wearing masks, and they're being great at temperature checks and providing hand sanitizer.
Response: Autumn, Your daughter made amazing progress in her swim lessons and we are so proud of her achievements! Coach Karina has loved swimming with her each week. Thank you so much for the kind words about our program! Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Eleanor: My family has very much enjoyed being a part of the Safe Splash family. Our daughter has relished her time in the pool each week and has grown so much in confidence and skill over the last year +. Safe Splash's instructors are kind, patient, and eager to teach and be a part of our children's growth. During the global pandemic, particularly, Safe Splash has gone above and beyond for its students, caretakers, and instructors with all necessary precautions. Each class remains physically distant from the other and times of entry are staggered and regulated appropriately as well. They have also made clear their adherence to CDC regulations - every adult in the pool (instructor or parent) as well as around the pool thankfully wears masks at all times. The transparency and effective communication between Safe Splash and its clients is also greatly appreciated. Even with these measures, the children are still able to focus on their lessons and have fun in the water safely. The safety of everyone involved in each class (as well as hotel guests and staff in the building) is clearly of utmost concern to the School. We are so happy to continue to be able to take part in Safe Splash's fantastic lessons and look forward to many more years together! Thank you!
Response: Eleanor, We are so delighted to have your daughter as a part of our family at SafeSplash. It is truly a joy to watch her grow with us and to see her progress from Parent Tot lessons to swimming "independently" with her instructor in private classes. Your dedication to her learning to swim is evident and we couldn't be more proud of the great strides she is making. Thank you for sharing these kind words; it means the world to us! Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Gen R: SafeSplash has been amazing for my 3 year old son. He has been taking lessons for nearly 2 years and has made so much progress. He is now very comfortable in the water and has started to swim on his own. He always loves his instructors and they have been really great about helping him come out of his shell. They are very supportive and encouraging and let him go at his own pace while still challenging him when they know he can do it! We LOVE SafeSplash and are so grateful for the care they put in teaching our son how to swim and be safe in the water. THANK YOU! They have also made sure to be very cautious when it comes to COVID. Our son is in a class with only 1 other student who we know and who’s family is as careful as we are about taking precautions. We are also so grateful that the staff is willing to wear masks to protect our children.
Response: Gen, We are so grateful for your kind words and recognition. Your son is doing amazing in his swimming lessons and we are so proud of his achievements! We love having him swim with us each week. -Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Caitlin Clark: We have been with Safe Splash for over a year and are so happy to be back safely after time off due to Covid restrictions. Not only have the owners been incredibly transparent about all the precautions they are taking but the instructors have been so reassuring to my twins who were excited but nervous to start back up again after months off from lessons. I highly recommend these swim lessons. They teach children how to swim in a very thoughtful and strategic way.
Response: Caitlin, We were so thrilled to welcome your children back to our program after the COVID-related closure. They are doing amazingly well in their lessons and we love to have them swim with us. Thank you for your very kind words about our program! Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl, Owners

Melissa Kaplan: I’ve been taking my daughter to Safe Splash for years and it’s been an amazing experience. The instructors are kind and encouraging, making the lessons productive but also a fun experience for my daughter. The owners, Jennifer and Michael, run their business with care and professionalism and are clearly invested in making the experience valuable for their clients. The price is a very good value compared to other swim schools in the area. We love Safe Splash!!
Response: Melissa, Thank you so much for sharing such kind words about our school! We adore working with your daughter. She has made amazing progress during the time she has swam with us and we love witnessing her becoming a proficient and confident swimmer. We appreciate your dedication to swimming and to our program! Sincerely, Michael and Jennifer Lilintahl

3. Brookland Swim Academy

LEAVE AN OPINION
5 reviews
Brookland Swim Academy
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

Telephone: (202) 413-5964

Guy: Aquatic centre


Review: Their website mentions swimming lessons and adults

There are no offers available.


Near Brookland Swim Academy:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Brookland Swim Academy: what do users think?


Andrea Bourque: We signed our toddler up for spring lessons with Brookland Swim Academy. The morning of (like 90 minutes before) our first lesson the owner, Jerry, told me my payment didn’t go through and also told me the lesson was canceled due to an issue at Deanwood Aquatic Center, but that it would be rescheduled. I’ve since tried for nearly 2 weeks to get in touch, but the mailbox is full and the owner doesn’t return calls. I called Deanwood this afternoon and was told that Jerry does not have a permit to operate at DC recreation centers and was not allowed to operate a business/teach swim at their location. A real bummer as we were really excited to bring our daughter to lessons!

Jacquie Frazier: Echoing review below. Business is non-responsive and has not communicated with clients regarding canceled classes, etc.

4. British Swim School of Patapsco Valley

LEAVE AN OPINION
11 reviews
British Swim School of Patapsco Valley
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (410) 695-6200

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: "The adult classes are fun and easy going!"

There are no offers available.


Near British Swim School of Patapsco Valley:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

British Swim School of Patapsco Valley: what do users think?


Val Magnolia: The staff is fantastic, classes are fun and swim skills are progressing quickly. We are always greeted with a smile by Maya and she keeps the equipment sanitized and safe between classes. Couldn’t be happier with BSSPV!
Response: Thank you, Val, for sharing your thoughtful review with us! Our team and instructors are always encouraged by feedback like yours, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to Maya. It is wonderful that you and your family feel safe and comfortable in our classes. We look forward to seeing you at the pool soon! Chris, Owner of British Swim School Patapsco Valley

Cpuglia11: This school had very poor Covid-19 safety protocol and even worse customer service. I pulled my daughter out shortly after enrolling her the instructors only wear disposable masks which are wet for several classes. They don’t enforce any kind of mask requirement for parents in or around the pool and they don’t sanitize toys or tools used between classes. After loosing my mother to Covid I wasn’t comfortable with their lack of safety protocols. I have called and emailed for over a month with no avail and continue to be charged.
Response: Hi Christina, we were disappointed to see your review and wanted to take a moment to reach out and address your concerns. This is the first we have heard that you were dissatisfied with our COVID-19 protocols, and we take this situation very seriously. We feel it is important to share that our COVID mitigation measures are extensive and consistently maintained, including a requirement that anyone on the pool deck is to wear a face mask at all times, instructors must wear face masks at all times in the pool, as well as all equipment used by the students during class being sanitized with an 80% alcohol sanitizing spray after each class. We also have two sets of equipment to ensure that back-to-back classes don't use the same equipment. It's our goal for all of our customers to feel safe and confident at our location, and we're sorry to hear that this was not the case. When we learned via e-mail that you wanted to withdrawal from our program, we were happy to end your membership immediately. We do feel it is important to mention that, as per the registration form you signed, we do require a 4-week written notice in order to avoid being billed for an additional cycle. Because you submitted your request to withdraw after the second billing cycle, you were charged for only the first and second month. Please be assured that we have looked into your billing and can confirm that you have not been erroneously billed. Thank you for your understanding, Christina. We're so sorry that your experience with our school wasn't to your liking, and we're grateful that you shared your thoughts with our team. Chris, Owner of British Swim School Patapsco Valley

Trina C: Great staff and great value for the price! The adult classes are fun and easy going! I never felt intimidated or embarrassed and kids leave the pool when it’s the time slot for the adults. After a month, I was actually swimming! I would highly recommend!
Response: Your review made our day, Trina! It's been an absolute pleasure to have you swim with us, and we're grateful that you've trusted our instructors to help you learn valuable water safety skills. Thank you for sharing your experience and your recommendation! Chris, Owner of British Swim School of Patapsco Valley

Megan Majerowicz: This swim school is fantastic! Their program is extremely effective for teaching swimming and water safety in a fun way for kids. The instructors are always friendly and patient- They couldn't do anything better!
Response: Thank you for the review, Megan! Just keep swimming! 🏊‍♀️

Stephen Majerowicz: We are so impressed with the instructors at British Swim School Patapsco Valley. The care they take with their students shows real dedication to teaching.
Response: Thank you so much for your review! We’re glad to hear you’re having a great experience at BSSPV!

Adelaide May: I was so impressed by how great the staff is at British Swim School Patapsco Valley! They make the kids comfortable by providing a safe and fun environment to learn how to swim.
Response: Thank you for such a nice review, Adelaide!

Plush threepeater But the picture is horribly taken: I love how the teachers have such patience. My son loves swimming and it is great that he is not afraid of the water anymore. Great school . People are great .
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We love having Preston in class!

Rhoda Kroeker: The British Swim school/Patapsco Valley instructors are knowledgeable and so patient! My children look forward to each lesson.
Response: Thank you so much for your review! We’re happy to hear you love the program as much as we do!

Angela Renrick: After watching a class, it's hard not to get some of the songs BSSPV sings to the kids in your head! The kids absolutely love going to class and learning to swim!
Response: Thank you for the review, Angela! We love having your little ones as part of the program!

Erin Majerowicz: The instructors at BSSPV are great! They make learning a lot of fun for the students!
Response: Thank you for your review, Erin! We love having you as part of the BSSPV family!

5. WeAquatics

LEAVE AN OPINION
6 reviews
WeAquatics
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302

Telephone: (202) 656-8423

Guy: Swimming school


There are no offers available.


Near WeAquatics:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

WeAquatics: what do users think?


James Keller: We love WeAquatics and highly recommend the ISR classes! Coach Brad has been phenomenal with our 18 month old son and we are amazed at what he has learned over the course of the last 6 weeks. We can’t wait to continue with maintenance courses and for him to learn even more. Coach Brad and David are great and if you are thinking about ISR classes look no further, you will love WeAquatics!!
Response: We at WeAquatics are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.

Shawn K: David at WeAquatics is a phenomenal swimming coach for infants and kids. We started working with David about 4 years ago when our first son was about 10 months old after David had been highly recommended to us from a friend who had herself 3 boys who he had coached. He was extremely pleasant and friendly and took things on a gradient so that my son warmed up to him after a few sessions- and he was totally willing to work with us on our input as parents because seeing our kid get accustom to swimming as new parents was terrifying :) After that, we had David back each summer after to teach our 8 month old daughter and then the year after for our second son- and he gave touch up lessons to the older ones too. It all worked out great and Dave was totally cool and flexible on everything from schedule, to multiple lessons, etc. We actually just had him back again this summer for another set of touch up lessons- he really is committed to doing what it takes so that our kids ended up as confident swimmers. Thank you David! ML, The Kimmels

Kimberlee Simpson: We had already tried 5 other rounds of swim instruction in various other states before landing with WeAquatics in Alexandria, VA. The ISR lessons with WeAquatics were by far the best swim instruction we have received. After 6 weeks both of our boys can rescue themselves if they were to accidentally fall in the pool. My 4 year old can actually swim and is working on strokes now. My baby loves the water and is so proud of himself that he can flip over and float. Both kids are confident in their skills and there is really no price you can put on the value of their safety. If you are on the fence about the time commitment just go for it! It is so worth it!

Diplomatic ERA: We initially tried other swim schools in the DMV and were less than impressed with the level of instruction and lack of progress we saw in our son’s ability to learn how to swim. We felt like the classes for small children/babies consisted of parents in the pool with their children doing a lot of splashing, playing, singing and just about everything other than giving our son swim skills. Not that playing with your kids in the pool isn’t fun, but we don’t need to pay a swim school to do that. Anyway, all that changed when we found We Aquatics and started classes with Mr. David. We started with the ISR lessons and within the first week we saw great progress. Since then my son has mastered ISR and is now working on perfecting different swim strokes. Mr. David is an exceptional teacher and his calm demeanor, expert knowledge and teaching skills makes this the best option in the DMV area for swim school. The other instructors are also top notch. Our only regret is that we didn’t discover We Aquatics earlier!

Hossein Noshirvani: David and his team are courteous professional and are quite frankly amazing at what they do! Next step is turning my toddler into the next Michael Phelps!

Tanya Smith: The staff were great with the kids and very pleasant.
Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoy working with our coaches! Our coaches will be delighted to hear that our customers see their continued efforts to not only be polite but result driven. #keepswimming

6. Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

LEAVE AN OPINION
22 reviews
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
Location
3.6
Price
3.6
Class
3.7
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 518-9400

Guy: Community center


Review: "They also offer a nice variety of exercise classes such as spinning, ..."

There are no offers available.


Near Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC: what do users think?


Hilma Wright: Trying to book swim lessons for our son. Registration closed online 2 or 3 days after I looked it up and the instructions were to send an email for registration. The person that is in charge of Aquatics, this Brittany, is completely and utterly unprofessional, unresponsive, doesn’t answer your questions or phonecalls and takes forever to reply. I have been trying to register now for maybe 4 days!

Eric Hanson: The gym is a "hidden gem" in Dupont Circle. Small but has everything you need. Off-peak hours discount avail.. The whole gym will be yours if you go before 4pm. Ms. Howell is really nice.

Angela Obstein: Anything I’m saying has been observations while visiting or things I’ve heard from workers that has led me to write a review on the preschool here. At this school, there seems to be a lack of structure. No staff or employee seems to know what is going on on a day by day basis . This can be observed just solely based on how the school is ran. The vibes of the people are a little off and it seems to be a very messy place. I don’t personally think students benefit much from it. There doesn’t seem to be a curriculum / lesson plan that ACTUALLY teaches kids 123’s or ABC’s , you know, essential things young kids need to move forward. I had an opportunity to speak to a few workers and the following are complaints or concerns : future well being of kids( due to no lesson plans and no school discipline - apparently you are forced to deal with outrageous behavior), the work environment ( apparently it is a very “messy” place and it shows ), and also, the overall future of the school ( with the lack of structure it is hard to know what will happen)
Response: Angela, thanks for your feedback. A member of our staff would be happy to discuss these issues with you – please feel free to email info@edcjcc.org and we will be in touch ASAP. Thank you for being a part of our dedicated community.

Heath Stewart: I tried calling to reserve a racquetball court and they were very unresponsive. I wanted to play racquetball and was fine with paying the visitors fee. After many phone calls and several voicemails they finally answered their phone but then did not help with what I was calling about. All they tried to do is push buying a membership. I was very disappointed with their service to say the least.

Lisa Paquette: The DCJCC overall is a wonderful place. First, the gym was recently renovated and has good equipment. They also offer a nice variety of exercise classes such as spinning, zumba, body pump and more. The best part about the gym is that the price of membership is less than that of other gyms in DC, so you really get your monies worth. The JCC is also a great venue to see shows or attend any of the other awesome cultural events they host. The staff are friendly and welcoming. You feel like part of a great community!

kira xamashi: Why you didn't fix the operating mode. The web site contains information that you are open. In fact, everything is closed. Absolute disrespect for visitors.

Nicole Lohr: Saw a play here and it was a great, intimate playhouse. Friendly staff.

Alison Rubin: Awful unfriendly place unless you have money...

Sam Greenberg: Great, friendly resource.

אלי מגן: (Translated by Google) An excellent community center for everyone. (Original) מרכז קהילתי מצוין לכל אחד ואחת.

7. SwimBox

LEAVE AN OPINION
74 reviews
SwimBox
Location
4.9
Price
4.8
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 5183B Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (703) 904-6340

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: "Come see us for a Free Swim Analysis, Swim Lesson, Adult ..."

There are no offers available.


Near SwimBox:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

SwimBox: what do users think?


Saraubi Harrison: There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love Swim Box. I am an adult learn to swim swimmer and I’ve enjoyed each and every one of my sessions. I train with Dominic and he’s absolutely amazing. He makes all my sessions fun and I can see my growth after every session. I’ve also met a lot of the staff and they’re all super nice and super knowledgeable. Coming to swim sessions has truly become my favorite part of the week. No matter if you’re new to swimming like me, trying to improve your swim skills or you’re a competitive swimmer, this is the place for you.

Kate Fleming: My SwimBox lessons are the highlight of my week! After an overuse injury to my hip I finally decided to figure out how to swim laps. Learning to swim as an adult is an intimidating prospect, but the staff at SwimBox immediately made me feel at ease. The one-on-one instruction is incredible and worth every penny — I feel like I'm really learning to swim the right way. Also the endless pool is awesome!
Response: Thank you so much for the feedback Kate! So glad to hear your lessons with us are a bright spot in your week :)

Kim Le: I’ve always been a little uncomfortable in water and within four lessons, Dominic has helped me overcome most of my fears! In just a few short weeks, I was able to learn breathing, floating, and swimming techniques other swim coaches have not been able to do for me. I can’t wait to go deep dive this summer (ok maybe not yet, but I now believe anything is possible). Truly has built my confidence in the water and has been life changing!

BLU CHRUSH MEGA TRUCK: Why wasn't this available when I was younger. Being a bit self conscious I love the privacy that comes with this place. My instructor had been informed I wasn't in need of prep for an upcoming race, but rather looking to just relax in a heated pool so he didn't bother me much. Pretty sure he was the owner but he never mentioned a thing. I'll be back , I love swimming against the current, very cool too Thanks Swimbox

ABRAM SHOWKAT: Swimbox is great! I'm an adult and one on one swimming lessons is what I needed. I got very lucky I was able to schedule Lissa at the last minute. She is awesome and very patient! Specially for a high-maintenance student like me. Don't wait around make sure you hit them up. Lissa’s slots gets book very fast as lightning!!!
Response: Love to hear you're liking your lessons Abram! Thank you for such great feedback!

Sam Watzman: Coach Megan really helped me out during our sessions. I came thinking I had a pretty efficient freestyle but was quite off. She helped me fix a lot of things I was doing wrong and gave me suggestions for drills during my weekly swims. Looking forward to testing them out in my next race.
Response: Thanks for the feedback about your lessons with Megan! We're so glad to hear about your progress and can't wait to hear how your next race goes!

Irene Hsu: Swimbox have the best swim coaches in the area. They not only teach clients how to swim, but also how to teach you how to swim like a pro. Everyone's goal and body are different and the coaches do a great job to make necessary adjustments. Their swim lessons are very important. I can make sure I can achieve my goal (for triathlon) and avoid any future injuries. Swimming is a very technical exercise, and Swimbox offers the best swimming lessons.
Response: Thank you for such thoughtful words Irene! We're so glad you're enjoying your lessons and to hear they're helping your swimming and triathlons! Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you!

Tiffanne May: I absolutely love SwimBox!!! My instructor, Dominic, is absolutely amazing! I never thought that I'd learn to swim at my age. But the way he coaches and instructs makes learning to swim so much easier than what it has been in the past. I always feared swimming and never grasped how others where able to do it. But Dominic's approach and breakdown from basics to technique has helped me overcome. I no longer fear the water and feel more confident. My comfort in deep waters has increased drastically. I can't wait to jump off the diving board. But he tells me I'm not quite there just yet. LOL I highly recommend SwimBox. It's personalized lessons so you avoid the embarrassment or discomfort if your a first time swimmer. For athletes and professionals it seems like a great place to help improve skill and technique without the risk of a crowded or distracting pool.
Response: We'll get you jumping off that diving board in no time Tiffanne!! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback about your lessons!

Aileen Roder: I highly recommend Swimbox. I work regularly with Coach Dominic Latella. His knowledge and experience are invaluable. His sense of humor and kindness make lessons both fun and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about him. He and all the swim coaches at Swimbox tailor lessons to the swimmer’s skill level and goals. Britany Fisher and Lissa Latella have made scheduling lessons easy. Give Swimbox a try!
Response: We're so glad to have the opportunity to work with you Aileen! Thank you so much for leaving such a thoughtful review about our lessons and our staff :)

JXP: Amazing instructors (especially Kelly), very knowledgeable, patient, and they utilize helpful technology to aid with training. Whether you're a beginner or preparing for an event, I recommend checking them out

8. Francis Outdoor Pool

LEAVE AN OPINION
123 reviews
Francis Outdoor Pool
Location
4
Price
4.1
Class
4
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 2435 N St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Telephone: (202) 727-3285

Guy: Public swimming pool


Review: "DC will have its standard, and so do other states, or Europe."

There are no offers available.


Near Francis Outdoor Pool:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Francis Outdoor Pool: what do users think?


Sam Odle: We came for dog swim day at the end of summer and our pup had a blast.

beth peralta-reed: Great pool. Lap swimming available. Kid pool with a beach entrance. Maditory rest time for kids so that adults get some time in the pool without kids. The deep end opens around midday during the week. My only complaint is that the restrooms are kinda gross. One of the stalls in the women’s locker room has been locked for a couple weeks, two of the stalls don’t lock at all and none of the stalls have working toilet paper holders so the roll of toilet paper always ends up on the floor.

Jiya Sohal: It’s a beautiful poop and it’s not too crowded and if it is it’s mostly people sun bathing so the pool is very open and it’s separated in three parts so if your child is playing in water it won’t go to the deep end. I mostly loved how deep it goes and so you can challenge your self if you are trying to dive down to touch bottom and it goes down to 12feet and 5 inches. I was also surprised how clean it was even though there’s many tree near it and you definitely go there except on Tuesday there closed that day and this is my go to pool

Mara Nelson: Love this pool! My boyfriend and I go here during the summer in DC and have the best time. The pool is huge and split into three sections - one for kids, one for swimming laps, and one with a deep end. Best part, if you're a resident of DC, it's free! On the weekends, it can get a little crowded. We go after work sometimes and there is barely anybody there. Definitely go if you live in DC.

Mark Enoch: A great pool, but get there early if you want a chair. Many are plastic and broke many summers ago, but overall it's a great pool. It's size let's families with young children enjoy swimming in a shallow end, lap lanes for swimmers, a standing area for adults, and a deep end for enjoyment.

Dennis Bours: Very nice pool and kind life guards. Always done unclarity about opening times, but check the most recent pictures of the opening times and you should be okay. Life guards go into a discussion of the type of life vest you.put on your little ones. All well meant. DC will have its standard, and so do other states, or Europe. One not necessarily better than the next. Most important, stay close to your kids if they did not complete swimming lessons; a life vest does not mean they can't drown.

Laura Labedz: I love this pool. It has six lap lanes that are open at all times, plus an area to the side of the lap lanes for kids and families to play. there's a kiddie pool for the really little ones and the deep end is separated from the lanes by a wall and is good for just hanging out.. (Deep is only about 7 or 8 feet, so no diving.)

Bossi: PRO - Generally not crowded, though around 6pm it can get competitive as the sun starts setting behind the trees & it gets competitive over remaining sunlit seating. Pools are split into three parts: deep, lap, and wading. Water always a great temp. CON - Every year more and more lounge chairs are broken; never seeming to be repaired. Locker rooms are basic and not too clean. Showers are exceptionally hot. The deep pool is closed more than it's open.

B VanFleet: This pool needs better management. They force people into only 3 narrow lane for no apparent reason. There are two lifeguards who seem not want to do what a lifeguard is paid to do. If you open at noon you should have everything in place and opporational.

Bryan De Rosa: I just discovered this park as part of my kickball league. have not used the pool, but have had a number of practices and watched a few games. great location, close proximity to Georgetown, trader joes, and other cool places. this is perfect for families

9. Bender JCC of Greater Washington

LEAVE AN OPINION
43 reviews
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Location
4.1
Price
4.1
Class
4.2
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (301) 881-0100

Guy: Community center


Review: Their website mentions swim lessons

There are no offers available.


Near Bender JCC of Greater Washington:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Bender JCC of Greater Washington: what do users think?


Paul保罗 Nantulya: We've been members since 2016; essentially my kids have grown up coming here. Its a great place. We are a swimming family, mostly using the two pools. JCC is pretty much a part of our lives!
Response: Paul we are so happy you allow us to be a part of your family's life!

Osvaldo Burgos García: This has been a wonderful discovering. It has both an indoor and an outdoor pool and both are open all year round. The gym is very well equipped and it has basketball and other courts. The staff is very kind and friendly and all the community is very welcoming. I think will keep visiting this place daily for a long time.
Response: We are so happy you are enjoying the Bender JCC and we look forward to seeing you daily!!

Ptan Atan: Update: 7/28, 7:30AM Pics of Empty Group Fitness areas, unable to use parts of big gym. Going from stretch room to weight room being unable to do cardio/weight workouts when they have empty dedicated areas for this, but keep doors locked. Other areas Ryan listed aren’t real space for these workouts. Gym has a lot of potential, it has a lot of offerings to include racquetball, group fitness, two pools, steam & sauna room. Although, this gym is lacking in many areas. As a busy working parent with limited time, the system they use has annoying technicalities. If you try to book a 6:00AM session at 6:10AM you can’t book on your phone due to technicality you have to book on the hour. You can’t book for 7:00AM because it would be too early to enter at that time, so the system wouldn’t let you in. You can request staff to put you in once you get there, but it’s unnecessary time. Also, the system has general errors & doesn’t populate correctly, so just getting in the door can take time. It’s not like other gyms where you swipe & just come in. Group Fitness Classes: 62% of classes offered during work week are during average work hours. Classes aren’t as available for those that work during the day. Customer Service: An issue. My mother & son was treated very rudely the first time they came in because they didn’t know how to use the system. I addressed the issue with Ryan, he said he would talk to staff member & see if he remembers. He also made an excuse about them getting hit hard at front. I’ve never seen front hit hard when I was there, as a working professional doesn’t seem to be a good excuse to be rude. The level of accountability for addressing unprofessional behavior appears to be lacking. All you have to do is remind staff about customer service & not see if someone remembers. Just address the issue without implying other party is not telling the truth based on ones memory. So, you can’t address issue or topic if one doesn’t recall? Fitness: If you workout in group fitness or stretch room, there isn’t a sign in for that, you can only sign in for Fitness center when that’s not really the area where you are working out. Issue due to availability of area, the fitness center area maybe full, but the Group Fitness & Stretch rooms are actually empty. They have plenty of space, but no real space dedicated to people who do cardio & weights at same time “H.I.I.T” type workouts. Certain areas get unnecessary congested when really they could just have the stretch room set up like group fitness room to alleviate congestion, having weights, stretch equip included when group fitness is in session. It’s inconvenient going from stretch room to weight lifting room to move weights back and forth before & after a workout. Logistics: You have to take time to ask for group fitness room to be opened. This is inconvenient. I asked gentleman at front if they could open room because there is no class, he says to ask a fitness instructor if I could use it as there is no class in session until hours later. Now, the fitness instructor is down stairs, but they all carry walkie talkies to communicate. So, instead of getting on the walkie, I have to go down stairs to ask & then go back up to get to the room opened. This is a big gym, it adds unnecessary time. Based on previous interaction with the front & fitness staff, I know all he had to do was get on walkie talkie to ask for the door to be opened. Policies: Not clear. Under 13 can’t be in certain parts of the gym. They said there is a sign, I had the fitness instructor show me the sign there was no sign. I got my membership based on myself, Tween & Teenager being able to use gym. There is a policy that both group fitness doors need to be open if you use the room. The staff doesn’t even open & unlock both doors all the time. Now, you as a member get accused of closing a door that was never opened in the first place. Then there is no sign saying both doors must be open, so you could get accused of breaking a rule you didn’t know existed. As another review stated, unorganized process.
Response: Thank you for your feedback! We evaluate our check-in procedures monthly and although it is an extra step to make reservations, under the circumstances we feel it is the safest way right now for contact tracing purposes. In July we added 13 classes each week and now have 6 classes that start at 5:45 PM or later and also have 2 that begin at 6:15 AM…hope this helps our working members! Since we reopened in July of 2020 we all had to make adjustments and enhance our customer service skills, it is something we work on regularly and will continue to do so. It is true, our front staff get the brunt of complaints and issues so working with them to resolve them and recall specific instances has proved to be helpful. As you mentioned…this is a big gym! We have many places that you can perform the workout that you want either in the turfed area, our racquetball court that is functioning as a multi-purpose workout area and our 2 group exercise studios. They are typically unlocked when not in use and apologize for any inconvenience you had in getting them unlocked. We understand time is precious! Again, thank you for your feedback, we are always striving to be better!:) Ryan Grant, GM Fitness & Membership, 301.881.0100

David Whitnah: Outstanding community and wonderful staff! You will thoroughly enjoy your experience from the moment you enter and meet the staff at the front desk. We joined a little more than one year ago and this was because of our initial meeting and tour with Rena Silbert who is so customer focused! We have stayed as the folks who work here are exceptional. Recently we have seen such dedication in people such as Ryan Grant who actually runs fitness & membership, but picked up a shovel after 3 inches of snow fell in order to shovel off the pool deck for the safety and use of the members ....now that is impressive! A special shout out to the Director of Aquatics, Caroline Cardullo who is more than a blessing to all who use both the outdoor and indoor pools! She always is there for the members. The JCC is more than a place to work out as it is a wonderful welcoming community!

Bahruz B: Our daughter went to after school program at JCC for 3 years. Overall it is a great facility with so many different classes to keep your kid busy. That being said I feel their annual membership is very expensive.

matan peltier: Love this place. Came here for programs as a child now still come and use the facilities for the gym. The JCC preschool is an amazing school and the summer camp is just as impressive. With all range of programs ranging from free men's club or spinning classes to paid ones such as Hebrew lessons after school programs and sports for children. The JCC provides something for all people wether you are a child or and elder adult. I have been comming to the JCC for over 20 years and love it. Despite being a Jewish community center this place does not discriminate with 30% of preschool being non-jewish and the gym and sports facilities being very affordable, member ship is open to everyone regardless of backround culture or race.

Gedalia Walls: Here's part of the issue with the BJCC. If you're there for the Early Childhood Care, Swimming Pools or community events, then things are pretty much smooth going. ECE, Pool, child care, social gatherings for seniors and other ethnic groups, and special needs are are all well addressed. The issue is if you are considering using the gym or taking group exercise classes. The exercise facility is regularly neglected, with benches in the weight often found wrapped in duct tape for extended periods of time, or significant amounts of rust to be found on plate equipment or cable machines. There are new(er) weights in the weight rooms. There are a good number of new treadmills, stair mills and elliptical machines, and there are also elliptical machines and treadmills that are over ten years old. Group Exercise is evolving into a large number of Les MIlls classes. The good thing about these classes is that they are choreographed by an internationally recognized business and offer a consistent product every 12 weeks. Downside? There isn't a plan to help along novice attendees and advanced ones inevitably plateau. There's nothing in the routine to challenge long-time Les Mills participants other than increase weight, and this can lead to greater risk of injury such as back pain. Another issue to consider with Les MIlls programs is that the company itself certifies whether an instructor is fit to teach their choreographed classes. This means that the instructor isn't necessarily meeting the requirements of board certified fitness instruction, and this would be an important issue for anyone attending the classes to investigate and consider. My recommendation for anyone attending Les MIlls classes is to ask lots of questions of the instructor and make an informed decision as to whether they should attend this style class on a regular basis.

Empathy Over Ego: I came to the JCC on Montrose Rd to go swimming but they allow WAY TOO MANY customers in at once and the pool was too crowded for me to go in. To make matters worse, JCC DOESN'T GIVE REFUNDS. That's $15 dollars down the drain!The place is filthy and the water fountains give hot stinky water.
Response: Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you didn't have a pleasant visit. We work hard to keep our pools clean and we do adhere to the recommended user to lifeguard recommendations set forth by the American Red Cross. We'd be happy to have you back for a complimentary week and hopefully will change your opinion.

Massimiliano Albanese: The Early Childhood Center at the Bender JCC is no more than a large-scale babysitting operation. They claim to adopt a play-based curriculum - founded on Emergent Curriculum and inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach: a lot of nice words to hide the fact that the program doesn't really have a structure and children are given the freedom to choose what to do. They "claim" that they embrace and welcome diversity, and open their doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities, etc. Unfortunately, this is a gross misrepresentation, and I had to experience first hand that, if you have a child with special needs, you are not very welcome, unless you are willing to accept the unreasonable requests of the Director, Ora Rosenfeld. They also have a significant personnel turnover, which is detrimental to providing continuity for the kids and a sense of community. In the 10 months my daughter has been there, 3 out of 4 teachers and assistant teachers in her class left, and 2 out 3 staff members who joined to replace them left as well. There are much better preschools in the area, so please stay away from this center for the sake of your children. After leaving the JCC, we used the Goddard School in Rockville and couldn't be happier! They also have a Branch in Bethesda.
Response: We are sorry that you were not happy with your experience in our preschool. The Bender JCC Preschool is an inclusive environment and, when parents and the school work together to support the child, there is always learning and growth. We now have on our staff an Early Childhood Learning Specialist who is able to guide teachers and parents, and work as a team to provide the child whatever is needed to be a part of the classroom community. She also is able to guide parents through the process of getting the appropriate support outside of the school setting. We hope that in your current school setting, your child is receiving the support she needs and you are happier with her educational setting.

one stop: Tried the fitness facility was unorganized and outdated. The manager Ryan was unable to be found when I had a complaint. With all the choices in the area I would go somewhere else. I am new to the area and hope my review helps anyone else looking for a fitness facility in the area.
Response: Thank you for feedback about the fitness center. We recently completed a year-long renovation that included new cardio and strength equipment as well as a turfed area with all kinds of functional training equipment. We'd be happy to have you back for a complimentary week and hopefully will change your opinion.

10. Big Blue Swim School

LEAVE AN OPINION
23 reviews
Big Blue Swim School
Location
4.4
Price
4.3
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 6112-A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (571) 933-8944

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: "Lessons constantly canceled due to an “incident” in the pool."

There are no offers available.


Near Big Blue Swim School:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Big Blue Swim School: what do users think?


Jihyun Yang Harris (Sunny): I’ve been sending my two kids to Big Blue for almost a year: One in the Bold Blue (6 and up class) and the other one in the Baby Blue (0-3YR class). I am happy with their programs in general. Unfortunately the instructors have been changed frequently but it was pretty much the same at the other swim school I sent my kids a year ago. Staff members, however, are very kind and friendly and especially Jackie has been extremely helpful! Whenever I have issues or requests she finds a way to resolve or meet my needs. Having her assistance at the Big Blue made my experience with them better.
Response: Jihyun Yang Harris (Sunny), thank you for this 5-star review and for choosing to take swim lessons at Big Blue Swim School Falls Church. We pride ourselves in providing the best kid’s swimming lessons in the industry and love to hear that our instructors’ hard work is making an impact! We appreciate your review and support so much!

beatriz mena: This review is for Claire and Sean! They were amazing with my son who has high-functioning autism. They were so patient with him and Claire gave me the peace I needed. Super clean as well.
Response: Thank you beatriz mena, for recommending and choosing to take swimming lessons at Big Blue Swim School Falls Church!

Altan-Od Odbayar: Teachers changed every single lessons. Some teachers doesnt have any teaching technics. They looking ,acting and talking so angry. They are teaching for the kids not adults. So waisted my time. Last 3-4 teachers non profetional they cant teach any thing.
Response: Altan-Od Odbayar, we always strive to provide our families with the best experience possible, and we’re sincerely sorry we did not leave you completely satisfied. We take all feedback to heart and want to learn more about your experience so we can improve our services. Management from the Falls Church location will be reaching out to you directly in order to learn more about how we can improve.

Ginia Hurh: We started at the Tom Dolan swim school about 2 months ago. My 4 year old twin boys look forward to this lesson every week. We feel safe and we feel glad to have found this activity to burn off some energy. Thank you to all the staff and especially our swim teacher Storm!
Response: Hi Ginia! Thank you so much for taking the time out of a busy day to share such a great review of our swim school. We truly appreciate the support. We are thrilled that your boys are enjoying their lessons and that as a family, you feel so safe at the school. We are making every effort to prioritize the health and safety of our customers and staff so that we can continue to provide this life-saving skill to families in the area and an opportunity for kids to burn off that energy! We will be sure to share your great review with Ms. Storm! Best - Tom Dolan Swim School - Falls Church

Kiersta Navarro: Today was our first lesson! My little one is almost 6 months, and she really enjoyed her first class! Benjamin was very friendly and made the class super enjoyable for all of the kids. The staff was even kind enough to take pictures with my phone for me while we had the class! I can’t wait to keep going 😊
Response: Thank you for taking the time, Kiersta Navarro, to leave this 5-star review. We appreciate your support of Big Blue Swim School and can’t wait for your next swimming lesson with us!

Audrey Staples: Lessons constantly canceled due to an “incident” in the pool. Better to book first lesson of the day…Obviously not staff fault.
Response: Thank you, Audrey Staples, for taking time to leave this review. We appreciate you choosing Big Blue Swim School!

Michael Cieslak: We have been going to Big Blue/Tom Dolan for a couple of years. We really liked the swim lessons that we received at Tom Dolan, and we're a little unsettled when they became big blue. However, big blue is an improvement on what was already great about Tom Dolan. There's a little bit of a difference in terms of the approach to the skills that the kids are learning, but it seems to have made a big difference in our kids' progression in learning to swim. One of the other things that I really like, and this is something that may not be a big deal, but their app is really good in terms of scheduling. Instead of having to call and talk through available dates if you missed a swimming lesson, you can do everything through the app and that is huge! We highly recommend big blue. Go green!
Response: We appreciate this 5-star review, Michael Cieslak! Big Blue Swim School Falls Church can’t wait to create more Big Moments with you in the pool!

Desiree Soumoy: Tom Dolan swim school is AMAZING. The instructors are patient and professional -- my son loves them. He started as a total non-swimmer and swam the first night (it wasn't pretty, but he was swimming!). We've continued with weekly lessons since summer and he has made incredible progress. If you are looking for a place for your child to learn to swim, I recommend Tom Dolan in Falls Church.
Response: Thank you, Desiree Soumoy, for the great review! We truly appreciate you choosing Big Blue Swim School Falls Church for your kid’s swimming lessons!

Annie Duffy: My two oldest children (4 and 3 y/o) started taking lessons at TDSS when they first opened in Falls Church earlier this year, and we could not be more pleased with the results we've seen! The instructors are amazing, and the staff is wonderful. My oldest went through a pretty intense regression when the summer started, and I was absolutely amazed with how the entire staff worked together to get him through it. They communicated ahead of time with every instructor he had (for make-up lessons, clinics, and subs) as well as the managers on duty to make sure everyone was aware of his particular situation and help him through it. They were incredible! They stayed in constant communication with me as well, offering feedback and recommendations. They worked so hard to get him out of it, and he was quickly back to swimming on his own, better than ever. I was so, so impressed. Both of my children absolutely love the instructors and get so excited every week for lessons. It's really been our most successful activity to date! They have a blast in the water and often times can't contain their energy, but every instructors are all so patient and kind :-) I also love how there are toys in the waiting area (which is a nice, wide open space!) so my youngest child can play while my others are in their lessons. In fact, many days we end up just hanging out and playing for a while even after they're all done! TDSS has become one of our happy places and we love going there!
Response: Hi Annie! Thanks so much for your feedback. We are honored that your family chose TDSS Falls Church! And we are SO happy that you and your children are enjoying your time with us. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, which hopefully helps guide other families looking for swim lessons. We are proud of all of our staff and pride ourselves on matching our customer service to Tom's Gold Medal swimming knowledge. Thanks again and your family is more than welcome to hang out and play before and after lessons for as long as you like : )

Heidi Reutter: Swim lessons for babies are not real swim lessons, just sing-a-longs in the water. Be careful to read the fine print when signing up. You have to cancel two weeks in advance to when you actually want to quit classes. In my case, I went to three classes, the first with a substitute teacher, before I figured out they're all the same routine, same exercises, same songs. And now I'm stuck paying for another month of classes because my last day I could cancel was also the day I signed up. Edit: Star added because the school agreed to refund me an additional month, and says they're going to put more emphasis on the safety points of the class going forward.
Response: Heidi Reutter, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We truly appreciate it!

11. Banneker Pool

LEAVE AN OPINION
191 reviews
Banneker Pool
Location
4.3
Price
4.4
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 2500 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Fri

Telephone: (202) 673-2121

Guy: Swimming pool


Review: "I wish they offered swimming classes."

There are no offers available.


Near Banneker Pool:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Banneker Pool: what do users think?


Brenna Killeen: A great place to bring kids! Can be very crowded but the pool itself is clean and well managed. I didn't check out the bathrooms or changing area.

Kay: they let alot of people in without proper bathing suits but wouldn’t let my friends brother come in with regular clothes even tho he wasn’t swimming that day. OH, and i was drowning and the life guard didn’t save me. a stranger had to save me. please watch your friends if they can’t swim because the life guards are to busy flirting with the girls in the pool. but besides that, it’s a big pool, it’s free to go in. only rating it 1 star because why hire a life guard when he’s just sitting there talking to everyone and not being alert of his surroundings to make sure no one is drowning. smh

Kevin Rose: Don’t come to this pool!! I came here on Memorial Day, so of course I knew it would be packed and kinda crazy. My locker was broken into, the lock was stolen, and my wallet and my friends wallet were stolen. Our cards were taken to target and immediately blown up with charges. Loud, crowded, unsafe!

Rosy Beauty Secrets: Pretty cool but the bathrooms are dirty though, the curtains will make wanna 🤢, seeing people walking barefoot in the bathroom and swimming in the pool turned me off lol. Other than that it’s pretty nice there

Tiana Lynn: DC resident of 35 years and lived in the neighborhood all my life and this is my first time here. I love it. It wasn’t too safe here way back when, but it’s good now lol

Avital Ornovitz: Love this pool!! The 50 meter lap lanes are great because even when you share with multiple people, there is enough length that you aren't on top of each other. Don't bring valuables in, when I was there last week a woman's bag was stolen while she swam. Mornings are the best time to come, it gets crowded in the afternoons.

Peyton Doyle: Awesome perk of living in the District. Public pool that is huge, clean and plenty of seating– but get there early or you’ll be laying on concrete. Attracting a wide array of District residents, this place remains a staple in th swampy summers.

inteking1888: It's a public pool so there's no need for too much scrutiny or praise. Has two pools one being a separate shallow pool for kids, the other being a large grand pool good for laps as well as chilling out. My favorite thing about this place is, since alot of the neighborhood kids are running around out of their minds, the staff are too busy making sure none of them end up going belly up to watch out for my tall boy cans of malt liquor. CHEERS!

Timothy Aguirre: Great pool, but short staffed. Had to stop swimming due to lack of lifeguards.

saahib aalim zafir: Banneker Pool is a great place to go during these hot summer days. The pool attendants are friendly and its not far from McDonalds if you have a desire to cool the pool munchies.

12. Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights

LEAVE AN OPINION
342 reviews
Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights
Location
2.6
Price
2.6
Class
2.7
Facilities
2.6
Teachers
2.6

Address: 3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (202) 986-2281

Guy: Gym


There are no offers available.


Near Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Washington Sports Clubs - Columbia Heights: what do users think?


Kuntal Sen, MD, FACMG: My poor review is due to following reasons: My trainer left abruptly without notice. I was charged for cancelling my session with him even though it was their fault. I have disputed the credit card charge. They are infamous for wrongly charging customers and fraudulent activity. They implemented covid vaccine card policy which was nice but didn’t inform customers. I and others was treated very unprofessionally by front desk during this day.
Response: Kuntal, We're sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience at our Columbia Heights location. We hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We are committed to providing a great fitness experience, and we would like to make things right. Please send us an email to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com so that we can determine how we can provide you with a solution. We value our customers' opinions and thank you for bringing this to our attention. All the best, Here to Help Team

April: Personal Training - Thomas Harrington After being out of the gym for a while, Thomas was much needed. He is kind, engaging, patient and knowledgeable just to name a few. What I really like about him, he takes the time to explain the whats and whys. It doesn't feel like he's just "doing his job". Thomas goes above and beyond to explain the mechanics in layman's terms. After each session I walk away having learned something. He loves what he does, and he's happy to pass it on. Thomas gets 10s from me.
Response: Hi April - thank you for taking the time to submit this positive review of Thomas! We love hearing that our team is making a different in our member's lives. We have shared this feedback with the club team. We hope you continue to love your sessions and we will see you around the club! Thanks again, HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com

Luke Brown: Thomas Harrington was the trainer I needed! Thomas has revolutionized my workout regimen and level of fitness. Not only am I noticeably stronger and more toned, I also have greater self-confidence in the gym, better kinesthetic awareness, and a bevy of workout routines will demonstrated results. Thomas has been a strong balance of expertise and care for me. He frequently spent additional time showing me an alternative exercise, checking-in about my hesitations, or demonstrating an additional stretch for a lingering ache. I actively looked forward to our time together, and I will apply his instruction for years to come. I had been hesitant to pay for a personal trainer, yet investing in my time with Thomas has been a massive personal victory. I would recommend Thomas to anyone hoping to build more effective workout routines, prevent or recuperate from an injury, or develop their confidence in and around the gym. Whether you are looking to fine tune your workouts or turn more heads, I'd invest in time with Thomas.
Response: Wow Luke! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for our Columbia Heights location including amazing feedback for our trainer, Thomas! We will be sure to pass along the feedback to Thomas and the rest of our team. We hope you continue to enjoy your time with him and we will be seeing you around our club! Thanks again, HereToHelp@tsiclubs.com

Conor O'Reilly: I had a personal training session with Phil and he did a great job! He taught me a lot about free weights and stretching. Now I feel more comfortable to use the more advanced equipment. They also have a pool, sauna, and basketball court. Love this place
Response: Conor, Thank you for taking a moment to leave such a positive review for our Columbia Heights location and sharing your experience with our personal trainer, Phil. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your personal training session with him and feel more comfortable with using the equipment around the facility. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to HeretoHelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Terry Chasteen: I joined on a special rate, maybe it was 2018. Due to my own fault, I never used the gym ... not once. I cannot blame that on anyone else, however I would have thought with a new client in a business like this, someone would have reached out; invited me in for a tour, found out why I was paying monthly but never using the facility. No one ever contacted me for the full year that I was billed. That is not the worst part, however, Even though it was NOT in the contract, they automatically renewed my membership without my approval and not only at my original rate but almost $30/mo above. This went on for a year since I never used that credit card and it was paid monthly automatically by my bank. Only bc of sething else on the card did I notice the fraudulant charges and they were too old for my bank to recover.
Response: Terry, Thank you for reaching out regarding your experience at our Columbia Heights location. We’re always looking to make things right. We do truly appreciate the feedback as we’re always looking for ways to improve our member experience. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review and we hope you will provide us with an opportunity to do better. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you by emailing us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to Help Team

Benyam Ephrem: Scheduled an InBody scan a week ago (as a non-member), came in prepped for the scan (no breakfast) at 10am - front desk said they did not have an appointment asking if I received a confirmation email (I said I got no calls or emails), then made me scan a QR code on a banner to schedule for another day since apparently the person doing the scans would be in at 5pm. Frustrating experience. Will not be coming back to the gym.
Response: Benyam, We are terribly sorry for your experience at our Columbia Heights location. It is because of customers like you that we can continue to learn how to improve. We are most certainly sad to hear that we fell short. We want to contact you and learn more about your recent experience. Please feel free to send us an email with additional details to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to Help Team

Gregory Alan: Critical: QualityMediocre at best. See attached pictures below. The equipment is not well maintained and does not justify the cost of membership. Also the club hours are terrible on the weekends.
Response: Gregory, thank you very much for your feedback. We take our member's insights to heart, and we apologize for not providing you with the best possible experience in our clubs. As you know, the pandemic has presented a unique set of obstacles for most business but has especially affected the fitness industry. If you are open to discussing further we would love to connect you with one of our Customer Relations Managers at heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. All the best, Here to help team

Thaiz Alicia: Do not come to this gym!!! They do not care for your safety!! They will cancel your membership for protecting yourself from weird men that will follow you around ! Stay safe and go to a gym that will help you out and help you enjoy your gym experience instead of canceling your membership!

Mahvash Edrissi: I started going to gym a month ago, first it was difficult to come out after so long time lock down. But after few days I got used to it now i want to go there everyday. Friendy staff, and clean place, and all equipment makes this place great. I do my exercise, take a shower and saunas, afterwards I feel great about myself. Thank you wsc
Response: Mahvash, We're delighted to hear about your experience. We truly appreciate your recommendation of our Columbia Heights location. We will work hard to continue going above and beyond. As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We are always here if you have any additional feedback or suggestions. You can reach us at Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com. Thanks again, Here to Help Team

Bita Kh: The worst customer service I’ve ever seen. Nobody takes responsibility for the actions. They charge me with new fee membership that is more than the original one because of the mistake that made by themselves. I’ve spoke with customer service and sales department several times, everybody already aware of this problem but no action. When I follow up they send me to new person. This is absurd.
Response: Bita, We're sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience at our Columbia Heights location. We hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We are committed to providing a great fitness experience, and we would like to make things right. Please send us an email to Heretohelp@tsiclubs.com so that we can determine how we can provide you with a solution. We value our customers' opinions and thank you for bringing this to our attention. All the best, Here to Help Team

13. ParrotFish Swim School

LEAVE AN OPINION
2 reviews
ParrotFish Swim School
Location
1.5
Price
1.4
Class
1.4
Facilities
1.4
Teachers
1.4

Address: 13570 Lynn St, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (703) 999-0196

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: Their website mentions united states

There are no offers available.


Near ParrotFish Swim School:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

ParrotFish Swim School: what do users think?


Anonymous Review: Okay, so I don’t typically leave reviews because I don’t want it to negatively effect the person’s business, but I just feel like it’s the right thing to do. Keep in mind that other people may have had a better experience; I just wanted to leave a comment about mine! If you ALREADY KNOW how to swim and just want to improve your form or technique, then Dan is the man for you! He has a lot of knowledge and let’s you know what areas need to be corrected! However, if you are an adult and you DO NOT know how to swim, he may not be the right person. I went to 4 out of the 8 lessons and all he did was say all the things I was doing wrong. Of course I’m doing everything wrong, I just started learning how to swim 3 days ago. He also has a habit of telling you what to do instead of showing you; this is probably the most frustrating thing; especially if you are not comfortable with the water. In addition, if you decide to buy group swimming lessons, I recommend you request to be placed with people the same level as you. I was originally placed with someone who didn’t know how to swim and it was easier to pick up on things, then I was placed with someone who already knew how to swim but just needed to improve their form- THE WORST EXPERIENCE! The entire time he was complimenting the other person and saying they’re a natural and telling me to look at them. She was doing great, but the whole experience made me feel terrible. I knew the girl probably learned to swim as a kid, so she had an upper hand but when someone is constantly telling you that you suck while complementing someone half your age- it just rubs you the wrong way. Also, he does not teach safety! To put it in his words, if you’re a great swimmer then you do not need to learn the safety things such as floating.To me this doesn’t make sense- if I don’t know how to swim then you might want to teach safety first so I know what to do in certain situations. He’s also not the the most organized man, if you book for a 6pm and show up at 3p instead, then he probably won’t even notice lol. I didn’t mind too much because my schedule is pretty flexible- but if you are someone who has a strict schedule then you might want to check in with him before you drive to make sure he didn’t forget about you. Last but not least, if you are a single female then you might want to reconsider! I recommend you bring a man or say you’re married. Dan is a nice guy but he had a habit of talking about dating and asking personal questions. Small talk is cool sometimes, but I didn’t pay you and drive 30 minutes to discuss what I’m having for dinner and why I’m single. This is just my honest review! I hope this helps anyone who is considering taking swimming lessons here. Also, this is just my experience! If you want to check out Dan’s abilities then go for it- you may have a totally different experience. Best of luck, J

Twins Mercedes: Stay away.

14. Parkview Recreation Center

LEAVE AN OPINION
98 reviews
Parkview Recreation Center
Location
4.2
Price
4.3
Class
4.2
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 693 Otis Pl NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 3:30PM

Telephone: (202) 576-5750

Guy: Recreation center


Review: "Pool is fantastic for littles plus there's ..."

There are no offers available.


Near Parkview Recreation Center:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Parkview Recreation Center: what do users think?


Michelle Lemon: Pool is fantastic for littles plus there’s a playground, basketball court and field!

maria johnson: Me and my grandchildren really enjoyed ourselves the field was beautiful and the people were so nice I love our city thank you DPR.

justrenia23: Big area for my daughter to ride her scooter, lots of seating and adult workout area, tennis court,basketball court and soccer field

MrandMrs Mateen: Perfect outdoor pool for small children,toddlers.

Saj Popat: Small field with track, basketball court, and kids playground next to the pool.

James Salt: Great little park with soccer field, basketball court, playground, indoor rec center with air hockey and restrooms. There is a small swimming pool open in the summer, but the staff is somewhat indifferent to customer service expectations.

Dre Hunter: The Life Guard is amazing very helpful Thanks For the Support today for my nephew's Birthday

Angel Myrick: There was bloody teeth sitting next to the poolside. Also bandaids in water and friend got an ear infection with tons of water in her ear after it.

Diana Delgado Vélez: It is very nice but some afternoons and during weekends are several teenagers smoking inside the park. They do not care about babies and children.

Paul Montesano: The pool (like a warm bath) is nice for little ones when it's about 150 degrees. Weird/thoughtless design makes for an unnecessarily crowded space.

15. DC Department of Parks and Recreation

LEAVE AN OPINION
29 reviews
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Location
2.4
Price
2.4
Class
2.5
Facilities
2.4
Teachers
2.4

Address: 1275 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 673-7647

Guy: Government office


Review: Their website mentions adults and swimming lessons

There are no offers available.


Near DC Department of Parks and Recreation:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

DC Department of Parks and Recreation: what do users think?


SIR Stock Is Rising: Had me on hold for 30 mins just for no one to pick up the phone. The HR department is a complete joke. The people who answer the phones have a huge attitude problem and make it seem like your bothering them when you call. And thats if you are lucky enough for anyone to answer the phone at all. Horrible experience and my questions still have not been answered.

Urban Capitol Photography: No one answers the phone and when they do the person you need to speak with happens to be at lunch and they don’t know when they’ll be back. How are these government employees? Very unprofessional to say the least.

Allison P.: No one ever answers the phone.. I’ve called twice and been waiting on hold for over 20 minutes each time.

MoneyCounter_28f: Very unprofessional I called to inquire about several positions this morning & been calling for a week to check the status of my applications & the customer service lady Vanessa I believe keeps saying the same thing they are reviewing applications. we are suppose to be helping our people & Dc is suppose to be uniting but they are not helping each other seek employment or going above & beyond to help or even do they job I’m so disappointed!

Andrea Williams: Have left several messages with DPR and no one has returned the call. I continue to call and get voicemail each time! Does anyone work there?

Olivia A. Chase: DPR takes on an intergenerational approach with my family and many families like mine. I am a grandmother raising a grandchild. They generate many programs that are suitable for this type of family. As an example, DPR has various Swim Teams in all 8 Wards of Washington, DC. DPR not only organizes Swim Meets each week; in addition, transportation to the Swim Meets is also provided making it possible for families to engage in the swimmers activities. This also allows families to participate as time keepers or to volunteer their time and energies in various other and sundry ways. Personally, I was ecstatic to be able to CHEER MY SWIMMER ON TO VICTORY!!

idell morse: Does anyone work here?? Today is Thursday 12/28 and I've been calling and leaving messages since Tuesday with no return call.

Eva Salvetti: Pools close because it's TOO hot? Not posted in your website. Always such a mess! When are you guys going to get it together?

Monica Sukhatme: I've called over 10 times and left messages. Nobody has bothered to call me back. Does anyone work there?

Gregory Jackson: I've had a great time at DPR, especially DPR Rec Day when we got to play Bubble Soccer for the first time! Thanks

16. YMCA Fairfax County Reston

LEAVE AN OPINION
100 reviews
YMCA Fairfax County Reston
Location
3.9
Price
3.8
Class
3.8
Facilities
3.8
Teachers
3.8

Address: 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5AM

Telephone: (703) 742-8800

Guy: Recreation center


Review: "They watch over us, and help me get my cane after class."

There are no offers available.


Near YMCA Fairfax County Reston:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

YMCA Fairfax County Reston: what do users think?


patty giese: 5 stars for Terri & the water aerobics classes. I returned to the Y after my retirement for the Water aerobics. Terri is an awesome instructor. My strength & stamina have improved greatly. I can now pick up & carry my 30lb granddaughter!! I really feel so much better after class!! I do wish there were more morning classes. Sometimes it's hard to switch gears in the middle of the day to get to class.

Francine Gallagher: Have been a member since it first opened. I particularly enjoy the water aerobics classes. Over the many years, I’ve had many instructors. One of my favorites is Terri. Love her rock and roll music. She makes the classes fun and is reliable. Right now she is teaching all of the classes except 1. We need more instructors and weekend classes.

mary balboni: I have had excellent experiences at this Y. The water aerobics for people with arthritis is excellent. Terri is the teacher who brings her own music and designs the best set of water set of exercises for people like me. She is warm and friendly. I recommend anyone who needs to build core muscles but have chronic pain to try the water aerobics classes with Terri at the Reston Y. And I must also gives a hats off to the great life guards!! They watch over us, and help me get my cane after class. They open doors when I am moving slowly and have the best attitudes. I leave the Y with a big smile due to being with such good people!!

Martine S.: After a 2 year hiatus, I re-joined the Y in February 2022. I'm so glad I did. I'm thrilled with the new group exercise classes being offered for all levels and led by AWESOME instructors (David, Sean, Mimi, Lisa, Sarah to name a few) under the guidance of Melinda who brings passion for teaching the classes she leads. I love the fact that the instructors provide an atmosphere of encouragement and guidance to motivate us to enhance our wellbeing and that's huge to me. Also, I'd be remiss to not mention Vince at the front desk, who cheerfully welcomes every member by name that walks in. Thank you for all you do!

Janet Kotra: Big fan of the water aerobics program. Safety and hygiene protocols during Covid were excellent. Terri is a super instructor. Jodi is great as well. Just wish they offered more classes now that enrollment has increased.

Amy Carroll: My favorite, friendly, inclusive gym! I've been a member for 20 years and appreciate the Y's mission, outstanding group classes, and first class facility. Favorite's are Lisa's 9:00 Saturday Kickboxing class and mornings at 6:15!

Melissa Leatherman: I am Incredibly upset with the Y. I terminated my membership and now I am being HARASSED by them to rejoin. They have call me all the time and keep emailing me. This HAS TO STOP! I do not know why they think this is ok? If you join just know you can move to the other end of the planet and they will keep calling you asking to join with their $0 special every month. Utterly disgusting.

Kathy Kelley: Terri Timanus has been wonderful in keeping up active thru water aerobics since the pool reopened. I’m grateful

Frank Adms: I like ymca a lot but it get boring fast I think you guys should add a slide so people can have more fun.

Kyle Farrell: My family has been coming here pretty much since the place opened. I go to the YMCA occasionally while I am home visiting my parents as I am still a member. I have belonged to LA Fitness, Fitness Connection, and Lifetime Fitness/Athletic so this is my baseline. Prior to the renovation this would be a 2 star given the lack of weight lifting equipment. BUT, after the renovation and new equipment with the rigs they've installed they have plenty of bench press and squat racks on the rigs themselves. To me, this addition shifts towards a younger demographic rather than an older one which is a brilliant move. At this point the equipment is up to par with any gym I have ever been to with the exception of Lifetime which is to be expected. The rating of this gym takes a massive hit when it comes to their staff. It is true the staff is for the most part, young kids in high school, possibly college.. but that doesn't mean they can't be competent. No issues with the older tenured trainers. The other reviews are correct in that they stand around, have no people skills, and are overall less than helpful to downright horrific. But, here's the more damning part... I have been in the gym lifting while some of the younger "trainers" are working out... and they aren't lifting with proper form and/or are trying to lift WAY more weight than they should be which could lead to an injury which makes me question how they got a job in the first place when it seems they are the ones in need of private lessons to learn how to lift. This does not set a good example and creates an uncomfortable vibe. Furthermore, for the amount of money that a membership costs I think the YMCA should consider having their staff help out the gym goers with their form if they see someone lifting in a manner that is incorrect and that could cause severe permanent damage. It takes 10 seconds to do that. Sure, there is no $$$ outside of a private training session but to sit and watch someone damn near cripple themselves.. not a good look. Bottom line: Equipment is now great and sufficient. But management needs to strongly consider vastly improving the training staff and restrict who can give private training sessions, specifically with the young trainers who don't know to properly lift themselves. With a great staff, there is no reason this place can't be consistently rated 5 stars.

17. Goldfish Swim School - Fort Washington

LEAVE AN OPINION
180 reviews
Goldfish Swim School - Fort Washington
Location
4.6
Price
4.7
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 185 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (215) 618-9027

Guy: Swimming instructor


Review: "Wonderful swim school with incredibly kind and dedicated instructors!"

There are no offers available.


Near Goldfish Swim School - Fort Washington:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Goldfish Swim School - Fort Washington: what do users think?


Molly Cassidy: If I could give 10 stars, I would! We absolutely love Goldfish swim school! We have been bringing our 2 year old here for 3 months now and the staff is always friendly, the facilities are clean, and communication is always wonderful. We love Miss Vanessa our teacher. Thank you for making us feel like family from the second we walked in the door! Highly recommend!
Response: We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us such an amazing review! We are so happy to hear your family is having a golden experience! Thank you for choosing to swim with us at Goldfish!

Eric Horne: While the Goldfish experience does teach young swimmers the basics, the 30-minute group lessons are not long enough nor is there enough space allotted within the pool to advance students at more than a snail's pace. During an average 30-minute lesson, my son only spent about 5 minutes in the water. This is simply not enough time, particularly for school-age children. The "factory" pace of lessons also makes it difficult for parents to speak with instructors and gauge progress. We did find the staff to be friendly and helpful. I also found the app to be handy in managing lessons and see some progress updates. For parents teaching their toddlers how to be comfortable in the water, Goldfish may be worth a look. For those with older children looking to build strong swimmers, there are better options.
Response: Hello Eric, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We strive to provide our members with a golden experience and are sorry to hear you feel yours has been less than. Our lesson curriculum was developed with the kiddos in mind. 30-minute group lessons are the perfect amount of time for kids to focus on proper technique and water safety skills, they also are able to learn and gain confidence from observing their fellow peers. Our team would greatly appreciate the opportunity to answer any questions you may have regarding our curriculum or your swimmer’s progress. Please give us a call at (215) 220-3828 and our team would be happy to help.

Muthanna Jabbar: The best thing you have, that are not available at other swimming schools ( we tried before, and left after 3 months of frustration) is the idea of supervising and coaching the coaches as they need. In other places, the whole learning process depend totally on the enthusiasm of individual coaches and level of distraction they get from other other coaches chatting with them, and many other factors. Also at your school getting a post class feedback, when there is one, from the coach makes us aware of the progress, the areas of good performance and the areas that our child still need to work on. Your whole staff at Gold Fish of North Washington PA is into what they are doing. I honestly feel that each one of them is a the business owner, and believe me we tried two (non Gold Fish) different swimming classes before, one in Fort Collins, Colorado and one in Blue Bell, PA. Your school is the best. I think, the managerial support to the rest of the coaches and the team makes them do the wonderful job they are doing right now. I see all coaches are doing their best. Also they way the classes administered (lanes next to each other) makes every coach want to give his/her best and compete for a better coaching compared to their colleagues. I have great respect to each one of them. Your swimming school made me happy and totally satisfied. I am really glad that I heard about your school and decided to try it out!! I have two kids (8 & 6) years old, the 6 years old is coached by Ms Noella, she is the best because my daughter did not even learn how to float from past classes, with Ms Noella she has learned that and more and she likes to go to the class every Thursday. My son's coach is Mr. Ioan, he is a great swimming coach, a friend to my son and very task oriented professional when training my son and the other 3 kids, he just shared with me during last class that my son will be promoted to the other level very soon!!
Response: Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review. We love to hear our members are having a golden experience swimming with us at Goldfish!

S G (TooGoode): The instructor truly cares for my child. I like how she champions for the children with high fives, smiles, and other positive reinforcement. My child loves the water and even though less than 10 classes have been completed, my child practices when possible. The front desk staff is great. Also, the kids get a free prize every week. I look forward to seeing the progression of my child.
Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy to hear your family is having a golden experience!

tiffany lerch: My daughter is 8 years old and has been with Goldfish for about 2 years now. (Including pandemic). Within a few weeks at Goldfish she learned the strokes and skills needed to keep her safe in water. She is still just working on her confidence and a few sills to graduate lessons. The small group sizes allow her to be in the water almost the entire practice. She is very comfortable with t instructors who make the lessons productive and fun!
Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Tiffany! We are so happy to hear that your daughter is seeing extraordinary results swimming with us at Goldfish!

Kelly Conaway: The teachers and staff at Goldfish are so warm and welcoming. They do a great job making all of the kids feel comfortable in the pool and confidence to keep working on their skills.
Response: Thank you for the great review, Kelly! We are so happy to hear your little fish is enjoying lessons all while seeing extraordinary results!

James Edinger: My daughter loves her instructor Em and is always excited to go. She’s been learning a lot and even practices in the bathtub. Always asks how many days until her next class!
Response: We're thrilled to hear your little one is enjoying lessons all while seeing extraordinary results! Thank you so much for the great review, James.

Faith King: I love this swim school for Madison. Everything is centered on student safety and learning. Madison was terrified at first. During her 1st session, she cried so loud it broke my heart & I wanted to pull her out then and there. The team and her instructor remained calm, consistent and persistent while respecting her boudaries and words (you had to see it). Soothing her & challenging her without blame or shame from the second she entered the pool. She came back the very next session still timid but no tears. By the end of the 2nd session, she claimed she was a "schwimmer now" & motions for me to wait so she can get her last moments in!! She goes to each session, now, excited to wave at her instructor through the glass (interrupting his current session) & he readily waves back. Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you so much for sharing this fin-tastic review with us, Faith! We're so happy to hear your little fish is enjoying lessons with us and having a Golden Experience.

Victoria Bohdanova: My daughter is really enjoying her swimming classes at Goldfish Swim School! Special thanks to her wonderful swim coach Mr. David Roach for his professionalism and patience. I'm glad to see how my daughter has been progressing in her swimming skills from lesson to lesson! **EDITED** the only thing I forgot to mention is that it would be great to have at least 5 mins break between classes OR let in 5 mins earlier to allow everyone to follow a basic rule like taking a quick shower because now nobody follows it, kids walk barefoot in the hall and then enter pool without washing their feet. So I think that would be a good point to work on.
Response: Thank you so much for sharing, Victoria! We love to hear that you're seeing your little fish make progress in the pool.

Sun Park: Goldfish swim school is suitable for infants to elementary kids! All the staffs are friendly and nice, and the facilities are so great. My 7 & 9 yr kids learned swimming this summer and they still come here for the 'family swim', which they could practice by themselves. And the best part is the WARM WATER👏👏!
Response: We appreciate you taking the time to share you experience with us, Sun! We are so happy to hear your swimmers saw extraordinary results through their lessons with us at Goldfish. Thank you for choosing to swim with us!

18. YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office

LEAVE AN OPINION
10 reviews
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office
Location
3.6
Price
3.6
Class
3.7
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 1325 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 232-6700

Guy: Non-profit organization


Review: Their website mentions swim lessons

There are no offers available.


Near YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Association Services Office: what do users think?


C Young: I love the YMCA of Greater DC. I took up swimming several months ago and joined. The facilities are nice and the people who work here are even nicer. I love to swim and see instructors teaching adults who never learned to swim as children learn to swim. I love that it feels like a community rather than a health club. I love that they send kids who would otherwise not be able to afford it to summer camp.

Tameeka Barker: Plans to leave the weight off a good agenda to make my self plain. Effort not by mistake every thing shared off make a body much better and this y going to keep me from jumping body to body.

Dr. Alexander-Martin Sardina: The YMCA of DC is located in direct neighborhood and walking distance of the White House which makes it a perfect place to stay for a night for any tourist. The staff is easy-going, friendly, and helpful. The rooms and other facilities are as expected. Thumbs up and thank you.

Suriya Jayanti: Submitted an application and never heard back.

Barbara Gomez: needs more machines to use

19. Propel Swim Academy

LEAVE AN OPINION
88 reviews
Propel Swim Academy
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 43160 Amberwood Plaza, South Riding, VA 20152

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (703) 544-1992

Guy: Swimming school


Review: "Wow the best swim school yet."

There are no offers available.


Near Propel Swim Academy:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Propel Swim Academy: what do users think?


Jennifer D: Both of my older kids have come to Propel for swim lessons, to prep for high school teams and summer swim. The facility is beautiful and clean, and the instructors are fantastic. Nick, in particular, is great. Very patient, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Jasmin T: WE LOVE PROPEL! We have been with the Propel family for close to a year. This swim school is absolutely top notch. When you enter the school, the front desk provides a warm greeting each time. The coaches engage the swimmers and make learning a fun experience. As a former competitive swimmer, I can see and appreciate the quality of coaches they bring on, as they all provide expert technical training. This beautiful culture at Propel is created by the owner Linda. Linda evaluates every new swimmer and her passion for teaching kids how to swim radiates. We love our experience and look forward to continuing to see our own child become a stronger and more confident swimmer. Thanks Propel!

Adrienne Glasheen: There are so many things to love about Propel, from the welcoming smiles at the front desk to the energetic and knowledgable teachers for every level of swimmer. My 4 and 7 year old daughters have grown tremendously in both skill and confidence level from just one year of lessons. They were both able to participate in summer swim team, thanks to their lessons at Propel. As a triathlete, I took lessons from Nick and gained a further awareness of stroke technique and efficiency- he has a way of explaining things in simple form that makes it easier to visualize and correct. My mom also really benefitted from their adult classes, finding a love for swimming at 65 years old. I highly recommend Propel to anyone looking to learn to swim or improve upon their swim abilities.

Dan Urban: The kids have been enrolled here for about 6 months, and we really love it! The facility is excellent. The pools are heated, and there is a nice observation area where parents can watch their kids swim. There are a few different pools so that multiple classes can run at the same time and not get mixed up. The staff are super friendly and accommodating as well. They are very helpful with arranging schedules. I have not interacted with the teachers, but the kids seem to love them. I have seen the difference it makes with my youngest. They are also super professional, and the whole thing is set up to keep the kids motivated. Job well done; I highly recommend Propel!
Response: Dan, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We're so happy to hear that you all have had such a positive experience with us and really appreciate you sharing : ) See you at the pool!

Rob - Alison Shields: Our family loves Propel Swim Academy! Our two boys have been in both the Seahorse and Pufferfish classes and have had the best experience - it is their favorite activity! The facility is extremely clean, the staff is friendly and welcoming and we feel safe knowing the safety and well-being of our children is their priority. Our little swimmers have made great progress since attending Propel, which in turn has been a big boost to their confidence to be independent in and around the water! We highly recommend Propel!
Response: Hello Allison, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We are so glad to hear that your children have seen a confidence in their swimming techniques. We are happy to have you as part of the Propel Swim family :)

Claudia LaFreniere: Our family LOVES LOVES LOVES this swim school. Ms Suzie at the front desk is just the sweetest person ever and always greets us with a smile. We have been enrolled in this school since it opened up, but when COVID hit we decided not to continue monthly lessons. However, we had already paid for spring Swim Team Prep and instead of cancelling, we decided to help the school by keeping our spot vs getting a refund. The school reopened this summer with safety protocols in place and we felt safe bringing the kids back with the measures they had taken. We also jumped at the opportunity for private lessons (which they do not typically provide unless your child has special needs). The kids did great under Ms Jackie's instruction, and both were able to graduate to the next level, which was a goal for each of them. Swim Team Prep was also lots of fun for my 9yr old, especially given our neighborhood pool did not open this summer. Mr Nick is awesome! He really cares for each of the kids and makes the experience so much fun. Thank your for keeping this up all year around! I cannot recommend this school enough. I have seen tremendous improvement in my kids swimming abilities. The icing on the cake is their growing enthusiasm for this sport. Check out this school, you will not find another like it in this area.
Response: Hi Claudia! Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We really enjoy having you and your family be a part of the Propel Swim Family! We have seen such great improvements with your children's swim skills throughout their time here and can not wait to see their future progress as well :)

Cassi Downs: We've tried other swim schools and they don't come close to comparing to Propel. You can tell the instructors aren't going through the motions and actually pay attention each child's needs and specific ways of learning. We've done both group and private classes and each experience has been outstanding. We love Ms Kylie and Charlotte has really gained confidence in the water thanks to her and Propel.
Response: Hi Cassi! We are so excited to hear how much confidence Charlotte has gained while taking classes here with Ms. Kylie! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to have your family as part of the Propel Swim family! :)

LP Y: Both my son and I are learning how to swim at Propel. The facility and the instructors are great! Not only do the instructors make it fun for each class, they also focus on technique as well. The family swim twice a month is a huge bonus. I highly recommend taking swim classes at Propel!
Response: Hi LP! We love having you and your son as part of the Propel Swim family! The family swim classes on the second and fourth Sunday of the month are so beneficial for the whole family!

Alison Demmie: We absolutely love Propel! The staff is wonderful and our girls have improved on their skills tremendously since beginning swim lessons here. Not to mention the facility is very clean, and filled with staff who are friendly and get to know each child and family individually. The online scheduling makes it so easy when needing to reschedule or book a makeup class. We were grateful to find such an amazing school after trying others in the area—there is no comparison, Propel is the best!
Response: Hi Alison! We are so proud to hear about your girls' progression since starting at Propel Swim Academy. We are excited to hear that our online system is very accommodating. Thank you for being a part of the Propel Swim family!

Megha Kamani: Propel is a family owned swim school in the South riding neighborhood. Our daughter started at the center in March 2018 and still continues to learn swimming at the same. All the instructors and staff at the school are extremely professional and friendly. They maintain a clean and hygiene indoor environment which makes is more alluring for parents to enroll their kids. Their checklist style of swimming skills for each group is pretty simple yet informative to understand a child’s progress and challenges. Our daughter loves her swim class and looks forward to it every week. Infact- I have enrolled myself for an adult class as well. Love this place! We have recommended it so many of her school friends and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn swimming.
Response: Hi Megha! Thank you for taking the time to recommend us on Google Reviews and Facebook. We appreciate having your family as part of the Propel Swim Academy!