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Located at: 202 Lantana Drive Hockessin, DE
Phone Number: (302) 268-8014

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Delaware Swim School

Over the years, Delaware Swim School has been instructing thousands of children and adults. It is understood that everyone who enters the pool for his or her first lesson brings some fear and anxiety. Our job starts here. We take each individual and start to build security and trust. The goal is to have each person enjoy and appreciate the water.

Learning to swim is a gift that we love to give everyone. To achieve this goal, we use the “Love and Logic” method developed by Jim Fay and David Funk. Relationships are built not only with the children, but with the parents.

With great patience and love the children develop trust and security within themselves, the instructor, and the water. By offering children
choices, self-esteem is strengthened. We can only teach children the knowledge; they must willingly use it. Regardless of performance, these children have our unconditional respect and are treated with dignity.


Child Group Lesson

30 Minute

7 Lesson Series
($31 per lesson. 3-5 swimmers max)

$220 Per Swimmer


Child Private Lesson

30 Minute

7 Lesson Series
($53 per lesson)



Semi Private Lesson

30 Minute

7 Lesson Series
($41.50 per lesson. 2 Swimmers Max)

$290 Per Swimmer



  • Session 1: January 8th-February 25th
  • Session 2: February 26th-April 14th (Sunday is prorated- Easter 3/31)
  • Session 3: April 15th-June 2nd (Monday is prorated-Memorial day 5/27)
  • Session 4: June 3rd-July 21st (Thursday is prorated-July 4th)
  • Session 5: July 22nd-September 8th (Monday is prorated-Labor day 9/2)
  • Session 6: September 9th-October 27th
  • Session 7: November 4th-December 22nd (Thursday is prorated-Thanksgiving 11/28)

Specialty All Ages Private Lessons

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One-time registration fee of $25 per client, or $35 per familiy.
*D-fit members receive a 10% discount on lesson series packages
10% Sibling Discount

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$10 per swimmer

*Adults required with children under the age of 18

Spots are limited call for reservation

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Please call (302)268-8014, email, or stop by 202 Lantana Drive Hockessin, DE to register. We are working on adding the option to register online, we are hoping to have this up and running by 2024!

On the first date of the current session, next session registration will be available(Ex. Session 1 starts January 8th, on that day, Session 2 will be open for registration). Lessons are first come first serve, you must pay in full to secure your spot. Register early!

LATENESS: Instructors are often booked straight through their shift. If you arrive late for your lesson you may only be provided the remaining lesson time within your scheduled time slot. If for any reason an instructor is running behind schedule you will be provided the entire lesson time.

MISSED LESSONS: We understand things do come up, we have several options for missed swim lessons:

Group Lessons: Drop into another class(as long as spaces are available) or a family swim pass

Private: One makeup allowed per session. Contact the swim school or the instructor 24 hours in advance or as soon as possible and you and the instructor will coordinate a makeup lesson.

Semi Private: Follow the same rule as private lessons as long as BOTH kids are absent. If only one student shows, no makeup will be provided

REFUNDS: No refunds will be given for paid lessons. Lesson payment may be held for a future series, or up to one year to be credited to a sibling.

CANCELLATION: Lessons may be canceled by the swim school in the event of emergencies, bad weather, instructor illness, pool issues, etc. Lessons will be rescheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and time.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT: No parents/guardians are permitted on the pool deck at any time. Adults are welcome to watch lessons from the observation area. where the two-way mirrors allow you to see the child but the child cannot see you from inside the pool area.

FACILITY USAGE: All swim school students and guests are required to sign in at the front desk. Changing rooms, restrooms, and showers are available for student use.

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    How old do children need to be to learn to swim?

    We start children as young as 6 months. Many of our students are adults as well.

    Where are swim lessons held?

    We hold swim lessons at our D-Fit Plus location: 2150 New Castle Ave. in New Castle, DE.

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    How long does it take before the student is swimming on their own?

    Every student is different and it will vary, however, with lessons and practice, it could be just a few short weeks before they are comfortable and progressing quickly.

    How many times a week do we need to have a lesson?

    Typically we have our students once or twice a week.

    Do you teach adults?

    Yes, we teach students of any age.

    Can I be in the water with my child during a swim lesson?

    If your child is under 2 years old, you may be in the water if you would like.

    Can a student go to swim team after swim lessons?

    Yes, we encourage our students to move to swim team once they are ready.

    What equipment is needed to learn to swim?

    A bathing suit and a towel. Goggles are optional.

    I have 2 (or more) children. Can they be in a lesson together?

    Yes, however, semi-private lessons are for children that are water safe and can swim independently. We will make this decision with your instructor on a case-by-case basis.

    Can I put my 3-year-old in a 30 minute lesson?

    Yes, as long as your child has the stamina and skill level to be in the water for 30 minutes. If a child is a beginner or too young, we will begin them for 15 minutes and extend from there if necessary.