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Best Swim Classes In Baltimore

April 26, 2013 6:00 AM

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Summer is right around the corner. It will soon be time to spend long sunny afternoons at the pool and beach. Learning to swim can be easy and fun with these local Baltimore facilities. Swimming is an important life skill to have for everyone of any age. Swimming offers great opportunities for exercise year-round. Learning proper technique, especially for children, can be lifesaving. Check out these options for swim classes in the Baltimore area.

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Harry And Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y
900 E. 33rd St.
Baltimore, Md. 21218
(410) 889-9622
www.ymaryland.org

This family center offers an indoor pool with four lanes and provides the perfect opportunity for year-round swimming. Classes start at six months of age and continue for children and adults of all ages. Classes range in structure and include Mommy & me, group and individual instruction. Classes are designed for a variety of skill levels including beginner and intermediate. As you pass each swim level you will be promoted to the next class to master more involved skills and techniques. Family and free-swim sessions, as well as water aerobic classes, are also offered at this location. Check out the website for a more detailed list of class descriptions.

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Kids First Swim School
9638 Belair Road
Perry Hall, Md. 21128
(410) 529-8350
www.kidsfirstswimschools.com

Kids First Swim School is a company that truly believes that every child should learn not only to swim, but to feel comfortable and enjoy being in the water. This is the largest and fastest growing swim instruction program in the country and offers year-round swimming in their indoor pool which is kept at a comfortable 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Swimming is a skill that is best taught young. Visit the company website for locations and class options, including Mommy and me lessons. Kids First Swim School is so effective that they say it is not uncommon for children as young as two years of age to be swimming without assistance. Individual and group sessions are offered at times and locations to fit any schedule.

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Merritt Athletic Clubs At Towson
Michael Phelps Swim School
8757 Mylander Lane
Baltimore, Md. 21286
(410) 821-0160
www.merrittclubs.com

At Merritt Athletic Club, their “go for the gold” approach is sure to get your child excited to swim. Each child enrolled in their swim school receives a Michael Phelps poster. As they master new skills, they are given gold stickers to fill their poster with. Upon completion of their poster, each child receives a special prize. Adult lessons are offered, as well. Individual and semi-private lessons can be scheduled and can be started at any time.

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Olde Mill Swim Club
490 Chalet Drive
Millersville, Md. 21108
(410) 987-1513
www.oldemill.org

Olde Mill Swim Club is an outdoor, family friendly swim center. Swim instructors are Red Cross certified. Swim lessons are offered during the summer months for any age. For a detailed description of their swim program and an in depth look at each of the five levels of the Red Cross swim program, visit their website. Memberships to the club are offered. The club also has their own swim team.

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Lifetime Fitness
7220 Lee DeForest Drive
Columbia, Md. 21046
(410) 953-0022
www.clubs.lifetimefitness.com

Lifetime offers a fun atmosphere for kids to learn to swim. In addition to having skilled instructors and trainers, the fitness centers have water slides for the kids to enjoy. Lessons start at 9 months old and continue into competitive style swimming. Adult lessons are also offered. The pools are warm and comfortable with zero-depth entry. For more information about swim lessons, schedules, programs and water fitness classes, check out the fitness center’s website.

Related: Best Water Parks And Pools In Baltimore

Jillian Amodio is an author, writer and public speaker.There is nothing she enjoys more than being a stay-at-home mom. In addition to having recently published her first novel, Jillian also writes for her local Pasadena newspaper and on Examiner.com.

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