Why Salem Swim?

dsc01892Learning to swim is a life-saving skill, and nobody does it better than Salem Swim!  Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 5 & under, and participation in formal swim lessons reduces the risk of drowning by 88%.  Additionally, children who learn to swim at a young age have a physical and academic advantage over their non-swimming peers.

Salem Swim teaches not only life saving swimming lessons, but the joys of movement in the water that will last a lifetime. Our priority is to teach children to swim well, to love and respect the water.  Warm water, warm air, a friendly staff, small student-teacher ratios and a proven curriculum produce comfortable students who are ready to learn and thrive!

Salem Swim also focuses on correct techniques so students learn to swim well.  Professional instruction is given from non-floaters through the advanced stroke techniques, kick strengthening and endurance building. Perfect for both recreational swimmers and summer league athletes, Salem enables swimmers of all levels the ability to begin the next season stronger in the water than when they left it last season!

img_3634Salem Swim houses two warm water pools with state of the art filtration and sanitation systems to insure safe, clear water for our students and staff. The smaller pool (25′ x 15′) is designed specifically for our youngest students, with wide steps that allow parents easy access into the water.  The larger pool (25′ x 50′) can accommodate several classes at once for children of all abilities. The use of noodles, kickboards, mirrors, portable platforms and more mean each of our students can have an experience tailored to their needs. There are large viewing windows from the lobby to the pools, as well as exterior windows that provide both natural light and scenic views of the woods and pond. On deck showers and changing facilities are designed with families in mind.


Salem Swim offers year round, 30-minute group lessons and 20-minute private lessons, allowing you to make swimming a regular part of your weekly activities. This is the best way to encourage and maintain the water safety and fitness benefits that swimming offers, as well as insuring they start the next swim season stronger than before!


Salem Swim provides swim classes based on age and ability. With curriculum approved by the US Swim School Association’s established guidelines, this isn’t your typical kick and splash class. Our instructors are well trained to guide children with encouragement through developmentally appropriate activities that promote safety and teach children to swim well.

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 Salem Swim Classes & Programs

Baby Learn to Swim

BABY & ME SWIM | 3 Months – 3 Years

These are the perfect swim classes to get your child started on a lifetime of learning to swim safely and to love the water.  Learn More…

Learn to Swim 3- 5 Years

GUPPIES | 3-4 Years

At Salem Swim, we teach each child with a gentle and encouraging approach recognizing that every child is different and has different needs.  Learn More…

Learn to Swim 5 - 18 Years

DOLPHINS & SHARKS | 5-18 years

From non-floaters through competitive swimmers, our priority is to teach children to swim well and to love and respect the water.  Learn More…


Our instructors understand that some children need individual attention in order to achieve their goals. Learn More… 

Multi-ethnic group of mature women having fun in swimming pool, kicking and splashing while racing, hanging on to kickboards. Focus on the woman on the left.


It’s never too late to learn to swim!  The soothing comfort of warm water will help relax your muscles, giving you a gentle yet extremely effective way to exercise. It also calms your nerves! Learn more..

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