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Swim Lessons

Do you have a child who needs swim lessons or wants to try a swim team? We’ve compiled a list of places offering swim lessons for kids in the Greenville area. No matter the skill level, you’ll find what you need here!

Looking for more classes & activities for kids? Check out our Class & Activities Guide to Greenville. You’ll find everything from dance classes to horseback riding to art classes and more!

Goldfish Swim School

SPONSORED 864.835.8788 | 607 Haywood Rd., Greenville, SC

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Goldfish Swim School was created by parents, for parents, with the goal of helping kids build essential swim skills to keep them safer in and around the water. But their program does more than that — it gives kids a platform to build life skills that help them make waves in life!

GSS has a proven, confidence-building curriculum developed by a 17-time Collegiate All-American swimmer with a degree in Early Childhood Development. The small class sizes help children get the attention they deserve. Parents and students can expect weekly class feedback, quarterly progress reports, and scheduled skill assessments. Have to miss a class? It’s easy to schedule absences and receive tokens to schedule a make-up class. Members can enjoy monthly themes and celebration prizes!

 

Pool amenities include:
  • 90 degree pool
  • Climate-controlled viewing area
  • Hair drying station
  • Family-friendly changing rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Swimsuit dryer

Get started at Goldfish Swim School today!

Swim Lessons with Mary

SPONSORED 864-365-3947

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Swim Lessons with Mary is the premier provider of private swim lessons in the Upstate of South Carolina.  Join us for the most fun and efficient way to learn how to swim.  Our skilled instructors teach infants, kids and adults of all skill levels.

SLWM lessons are all private, 30 minutes of full attention and instruction with your swim pro.  Our instructors are certified and trained in-house to teach using SLWM methods and can even tailor to your child’s personal fear level, learning style, skill level and needs.  We meet each of our swimmers at their level and personalize each lesson to maximize growth and progress.  We teach using our SLWM safety to stroke™ method – water safety is our #1 priority, and once mastered, our swimmers learn correct stroke and technique so our students can accomplish their goals – whether they be fun, exercise, swim team, or even scuba diving.

We offer flexible and recurring booking options at our indoor location year-round.  We also teach traveling lessons during the summer.  In this format, our instructors will come to your backyard or neighborhood pool for private lessons at your location.  Looking forward to swimming with you soon!

YMCA of Greenville

SPONSORED | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

The YMCA of Greenville offers classes and activities for children throughout the year at five locations – Caine Halter Family YMCA (downtown Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), Prisma Health Family YMCA (Simpsonville),  YMCA Judson and the George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest). Classes and sports leagues are available to members and non-members.

Basketball: Did you know that basketball was invented at the YMCA? The love for basketball remains at the Y where each player is met at their skill level. Children, ages 4-14, can sign up for summer and winter basketball leagues or try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps 

Soccer: Soccer’s simple rules are a great way to introduce children to sports. The YMCA of Greenville offers spring and fall soccer leagues or kids can try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps. Teams are available for children ages 3-14.

Swim: The YMCA of Greenville offers swim lessons for anyone six months or older. Classes are progressive and build off each individual’s skills and are available throughout the day. For more advanced swimmers, the YMCA has Swim Academy, a specialized program that teaches the basics of swim team and competitive swimming and helps advanced swimmers hone their skills.

T Ball: The YMCA of Greenville’s T-ball program is designed to be a developmental league for the youngest players. Children ages 3-7 will learn the necessary skills they need to master before moving on to play coach’s pitch, travel baseball or travel softball.

Flag Football: Spring and Fall Flag Football is open to children ages 4-14. Participants learn football fundamentals such as footwork, ball control, passing and teamwork.

Volleyball: Did you know that volleyball was also invented at the YMCA? This popular indoor sport is offered to ages 8-16 twice a year at select branches at the YMCA of Greenville. Kids can also try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps.

Dance: Seasonal dance classes are offered at the Prisma Health Family YMCA in Simpsonville, and throughout the year via Carolina Dance Collaborative at several other YMCA of Greenville locations.

Golf: The YMCA Youth Golf Program is designed for children ages 5-14 that have varying levels of golf experience including beginners, intermediate and brand new to the game. 

Adventure Guides and Trailblazers: Parent/Child pairs are grouped into circles of others and their surrounding community.  Circles meet on their own for different events and activities on a regular basis and the program as a whole offers events open to all circles throughout the season.  Events include two weekend camps out at YMCA Camp Greenville, pinewood derby race, a chili cook-off and a father-daughter semi-formal Valentines Dance.

Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

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Kroc Greenville offers a wide variety of youth and community based programs in the heart of downtown Greenville. Programs are available to both members and non-members.  Scholarships are also available upon request.

Youth Sports: Dynamic leagues led by experienced, caring staff.  All coaches and referees are knowledgeable and passionate about providing a positive experience for your child.

Homeschool: Kroc Greenville provides a variety of Homeschool elective experiences including Art, Music, Physical Education, and Group Swim Lessons. 

Swim Lessons: Group and Private swim lessons are offered for all ages (6 months+) and abilities. More advanced swimmers may desire to participate in our competitive, state-sanctioned Kroc Swim Academy.  All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross.

Kroc Kids: Our Kroc Kids area is open to children ages 3 months – 10 years while a guardian is on the property. Scheduled activities are provided each day to accelerate early childhood learning.

Community Art Nights: Children and their caregivers are invited to visit Kroc Greenville on the Third Thursday of each month to participate in a fun, family art project with a local artist. Enjoy a free slice of pizza and a drink while you create!

Camps: Full-day and half-day camps are available throughout the year. Themed camps include Art Camp and various Sports Camps.

Westside Aquatics

864.679.7946 | 2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Greenville Rec’s indoor swim facility offers programs for youth, adults, and seniors.

Greenville Rec

864.288.6470 | 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Offers an incredibly wide variety of camps and events all summer long and rec classes throughout the year at multiple Greenville locations. Visit website for full details and to explore the many options.

Fall youth sports options include football, tennis (lessons and tournaments), ice hockey (with a variety of experience levels), ice skating, and whole lot more!