Welcome to The Swim School of Memphis, the premiere aquatic education program in Tennessee! Because your children retain learned skills best in a year-round schedule, we offer year-round lessons. You and your child will find yourselves surrounded by a staff dedicated to making this swim lesson experience one of your child’s fondest memories!

We are proud to offer the Swim Schools International program to Memphis!
Swim School International


The Swim School Motto

"Swim Teachers Inspiring Lifetime Swimmers"

Just like our SCUBA programs, we take the utmost pride in molding comfortable, confident swimmers. Our goal is to give each student the confidence and knowledge to feel secure in almost any aquatic situation. Our approach to aquatic education stresses aquatic independence, showing our students how to be safe in the water and to enjoy it as well. Programs vary slightly but each program helps place students in a comfortable, peer supportive environment that maximizes student - instructor interaction. We also offer private swimming lessons.

Private Swim Lessons

The Swim School at The Dive Shop offers Private Swim Lessons for Children and Adults. Semi-Private lessons are available with a maximum of two people in the class from the same household and at the same skill level. Depending on skill level, lessons can be either 30 minutes twice a week OR 1 hour per week, for the four weeks of the month. Private Lessons are $250.00 per month. Swimming is great exercise and helps to develop healthy, well conditioned young bodies. We recommend that you consider scheduling year-round, weekly lessons. Year-round weekly swim lessons are an excellent way to:

  • Provide "skill repetition over time" to reinforce motor skills and create a skilled, conditioned, swimmer.
  • Provide a regular, healthy, activity to improve your child's level of physical conditioning. Give your child a continuing sense of achievement and confidence.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to help your child stay safe around the water.


Swimmer Placement

Your first lesson will be an evaluation of your swimmer's current ability level, this will allow us to place them in appropriate swim levels of the Swim Schools lesson plan. Our program has 15 levels of ability from AquaBabies all the way up to Junior Olympians. In our montessori-based swim lessons, your swimmer will progress at their pace, and will advance when they are ready, even in the middle of a class period!

Baby-n-Me Classes

Baby and Me Classes are offered on a limited basis for children 6 months to 36 months and One Adult.   Babies are required for health reasons to wear the IPlay swim pants. Lessons are 30 minutes of instruction once a week for the four weeks of the month. We do allow a total of 45 minutes scheduled for each class time so that the littles ones to transition before and after class. Classes are $89.00 per month.

Please, give us a call for additional information and scheduling.
The Dive Shop Memphis @ 901-300-0384.
Class registration forms can be found on our Forms page