There are so many learn to swim resources online in lots of different places! We've compiled these resources for you all in one spot so you can easily find the best information available for you and your family. Watch our series of videos with helpful tips from swimming expert Mario Vittone:

Get schooled in swimming. Ask the Swimming Expert!

Learning to swim opens up a whole new world to explore. But as a parent, it's tough to know what's the best way to start swim instruction. When do you begin? Where can you learn to swim safely? Should you try a swim school? Our helpful swimming expert, Mario Vittone, is here to answer your swim training questions and share tips on water safety! Head on over to the SwimWays blog to read Mario's articles.

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Safety Resources

  • Water Safety Guides

      • Pool Safely - An excellent resource for parents and families from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Information includes a section just for kids with videos, games, and activities.

      • Safe Kids Worldwide – Dedicated to preventing injuries in children, Safe Kids Wordwide provides a guide for home water safety in addition to printable fact sheets.

      • – This guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights many important tips and rules to help keep children save around the water.

      • Emergency University is an internationally recognized, accredited online training course for CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and AED. The Pediatric CPR & First Aid Training Package is geared towards parents and caregivers to children. Additional courses are available. Emergency University is offering a 10% discount to our readers! Enter code SaveALife10 at checkout.

    • Home Pool Essentials - An online training course from the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation for home pool and spa owners. (Registration fee applies.)

Where Can We Learn to Swim?

Every family has different needs when it comes to swim instruction. Group lessons, one on one coaching, and home instruction are all options to consider. In addition to the places listed below, check your local listings for swim clubs and coaches in your area.

USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Local Partners

American Red Cross

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

U.S. Swim School Association


If you would like to teach your kids how to swim at home, check out Swim Lessons University for some great tips and resources, including how to teach kids with autism to swim.

Find individual swim instructors and coaches around the globe at

Are you one of the many adults who can't swim? It's never too late to start! Ask your local Red Cross or swim club for adult classes, or hire a private swim instructor who works with adults.

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