Adult Beginner Swimming Lessons Tampa, FL

Learn to swim faster with a proper swim stroke technique with adult beginner swimming lessons tailored to your skills and abilities. Enjoy learning to swim at your own pace with a private swim coach in Tampa Bay.

Swimming lessons for adults beginners

Beginner swim program overview
Drowning is the leading cause of death in the US, and Florida is the #5 state by the number of children and adult drownings per year. Whether you feel uncomfortable underwater, struggling with fear of water, or simply never learned to swim, our experienced instructor will help you learn to swim with ease and confidence.

We invite adult learners to develop proper swimming technique from scratch. Learn how to breathe and float, and progress to learning kick and pull. Leave the fear of water behind, and feel comfortable swimming front crawl and breaststroke, underwater and on the surface. Be confident, knowing you can swim any stroke, prevent water accidents, and save yourself and your kids.

What you'll learn in adult swim lessons for beginners in Tampa, FL

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  • Water safety skills

    We are an incredibly knowledgeable group of swimming nerds who emphasize the importance of drowning prevention skills during our lessons. You'll learn to float, tread water, and practice self-survival skills in and out of the pool. Progress from getting your face in the water in the shallow end to swimming comfortably in the deep end of the pool.
  • Basics of breath control

    We spend a lot of time practicing proper breath control with beginner adults. Practice holding your breath underwater and learn how to lift your head to get air effectively. Get the confidence and skills you lack in the pool, and enjoy the fun adventures like hundreds of our skilled adult swimmers.
  • Swim stroke technique

    Lastly, we help adults learn to swim any stroke in and out of the pool with proper technique. Start from the shallow end with basics and progress to moving forward with your legs and arms. Whether you want to learn more complex strokes like breaststroke or butterfly or enjoy a hustle-free front crawl, we will get you swimming any stroke at no time.
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Our core features

We've come a long way in delivering the knowledge of swimming to the residents of Tampa Bay. Don't spend your time learning from an unqualified swim instructor. With us, you won't believe how well you can swim.

Multiple locations

We deliver swimming lessons for adult beginners at multiple locations in Tampa Bay. Our instructors are a group of nerds dedicated to spreading the knowledge of swimming and water safety. Whether you live in St. Pete, Clearwater, Largo, Odessa, Brandon, or Tampa, our instructors are always ready to travel for the convenience of our swimmers.

Good customer support

We love talking to our clients. If you have any swimming-related questions, feel free to ask us by sending us an email. Whether you need a goggles recommendation or want to change a class time, our customer support team will address your questions as soon as possible.

Flexible scheduling

Adapting our schedule to yours is our primary goal. Pick a time when you want to practice new swimming skills with us, and we will make sure to find a spot that fits you. Need to reschedule a class? Notify us within 24 hours and reschedule a class with no cancellation fee.

Individual approach

Every swimming class is tailored to your needs, skills, and abilities. Every exercise we provide helps adults with no prior experience in the water to learn how to swim at their own pace. Learn everything from floating and kicking to complex swim strokes with expert instruction from a competitive swimmer.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Helping beginner adults overcome their fear, put face in the water, and practice skills they thought were impossible to learn is our goal. If you are unsatisfied, we will help you match with a new instructor or process a refund for unused lessons.

Adoptive prices

We provide sliding scale options and adoptive class discounts for adults looking to commit to a long-term goal. Focus on learning valuable swimming skills with high-quality and evidence-based instruction for a fair price.

Meet our lead swim instructor

Maria Rezhylo

I dedicated over 20 years of my life to the world of aquatics. From learning to kick and float as a little kid to setting World Records in swimming, I can honestly say this sport taught me invaluable lessons and opportunities that go beyond the pool lanes.

Today, I share my knowledge and passion for swimming with adults and kids of all ages, skills, and abilities. As a former professional athlete with a disability, my primary goal is to share my expertise with special-needs swimmers and help them succeed in and out of the pool.

Seeing my clients overcome their fears and obtain the critical life skill of swimming has been the most humbling experience of my life. Just like my students get out of their comfort zone in the pool, I challenge myself to be a better swimmer and coach every day.
I am here to prove to you that swimming doesn't require a special talent or physical abilities. It's simply a skill that can be obtained with evidence-based instruction & dedication to the process.
What our clients say about us
Olevia Metry

Maria has been teaching our 3 year old twice a week now for a couple months. She’s always on time and comes ready to go. Our son has already shown so much progress and confidence in the water. I can’t believe he’s swimming without any floaties and is also diving for diving toys!! I don’t know how she got him to love swimming because he’s usually very cautious and super shy. Best investment we’ve committed to in terms of activities for our son ever. Highly recommend!!!

Carla P. De Maria

I booked Maria back in November 2022 for my 5-year-old son so he could continue learning how to swim. He had taken lessons at other places, but it was slow progress. He ended up with basic level swim knowledge but was afraid to move out of the 3ft area. We started out with three classes, to see how my son would do with Maria, and he took to her immediately. He listened to her instructions and is excited to do the classes. We have been consistent with classes since then and he is now swimming on his own, above and underwater, in the deep end - All because of Maria! I would highly recommend her!!

Nikkea Taylor

My husband and I booked with this academy in desperate need for learning how to swim for our upcoming trip, and I must say we definitely enjoyed our instructor. Marsha was very VERY patient with us lol and provided great tips to work on after every session. My 2-year-old loved her so much that he was trying to learn!! I would HIGHLY recommend having her as an instructor , she makes the experience worthwhile!

Ksenia Shabelsky

Maria is an excellent professional swim coach for my two kids (8 and 5yo). My kids have excelled greatly within a matter of a few classes and are definitely lot more comfortable swimming in their own now. Thank you for your swimming mastery, flexibility and kindness, as well as providing my children with the confidence and competence to be safe around water.

Kristin Muller

I do triathlons and was looking for help with my swimming technique and speed, and I had such a great experience working with Masha! She put together a whole program of drills and exercises to help get me where I want to be! She's a natural teacher and super passionate about swimming, my adult swim lessons with her were so fun and helpful!


I never learned how to swim as a child, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the pool with my children. Finding someone who teaches adult swim lessons was tricky, because many programs are for kids only, so I'm so grateful for Masha and fast swim academy. I learned how to float and move through the water in just a few lessons, and now we're working on learning different swimming strokes. Masha's lessons are really fun and supportive, I recommend her for any adult learning to swim!


I was working with coach Masha remotely to prepare for the various meets like European and World pentathlon championships. We were working for nearly a year together on my swimming. Masha also included gym program for me. I saw results within a few weeks of working. Highly recommend!

Alex Volchegursky

Maria is excellent with children, I would recommend her to anyone who wants to teach their child how to swim.

Kristina Pysmenska

I wanted to get fit, but it's really hard to get into sports for me. Maria created a personalised swimming lesson plan for me. Not only I got fit, but got more comfortable in the water.

Alejandro Garay

Masha is hands down the best swimming coach in the entire Tampa Bay Area! I'm in my mid-30s, and I thought my swimming days were long gone, but she proved me wrong. Her coaching style is truly motivational and inspiring, and she pushes me to be my best every single session. I feel so lucky to have found her after doing thorough research.

Masha's dedication to her students is unparalleled, and she has not only helped me improve my swimming skills but also boosted my confidence in all aspects of life. If you're looking for a coach that will help you reach your full potential and reignite your passion for swimming, look no further than Masha. She is an incredible inspiration, and I can't thank her enough for everything she's done for me. Go Masha! You are simply the best!

How it works

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Choose your package

You can choose a package that would be comfortable for you. Or, if you don't want to make any significant commitment, you can choose a trial swim lesson.

Start your swimming journey

On your marks, set, go! Let's start your swimming journey. Don't hesitate to send us any messages before your lesson! We are here to help.

Private lesson packages

Choose a swim lessons Tampa package for adult beginners. At-home swim lessons are available upon request.
Trial swim lesson
  • Meet your licensed swimming instructor
  • Discuss your personal swimming goals
  • See if we are a good fit
  • Purchase your swim lessons package
$60 / one lesson
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30 minute swim lessons
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$65 / per lesson
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45 minute swim lessons
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$85 / per lesson
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1 hour swim lessons
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$100 / per lesson
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Location coverage across the bay

Contact us if you don't see private swimming lessons for adult beginners in your bay area. We will arrange them anywhere just for you.
  • Tampa

  • Clearwater

  • Wesley Chapel

  • St Petersburg

  • Odessa

  • Largo

  • Brandon

  • Riverview

  • Town 'n' country

  • Dunedin

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