Guide To Chattanooga Area Swimming Lessons


Guide To Chattanooga Area Swimming LessonsWith spring break and summer right around the corner, many Chattanoogans are undoubtedly planning trips to the pool, lake, or beach. With all this water play in sight, it is also time to make sure that water safety is a priority. One way to prioritize this is to enroll your kids in swim lessons! Luckily, the Chattanooga area has many great options for your family’s swim lesson needs!

Here are great local options for swim lessons, listed alphabetically:


Locations: Aquatots has both a downtown location as well as a Hamilton Place location. They offer year round lessons. Their prices vary per location, but their range is:

Group Lessons (there is a sibling discount as well)

3 Days Per Week: $268 – $288

2 Days Per Week: $201 – $216

1 Day Per Week: $112 – $120

Semi-Private Lessons

3 Days Per Week: $504 – $576

2 Days Per Week: $378 – $432

1 Day Per Week: $210 – $240

Private Lessons

3 Days Per Week: $712 – $864

2 Days Per Week: $534 – $648

1 Day Per Week: $297 – $360

British Swim School

Location: East Ridge

British Swim School offers a variety of swimming lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Choo Choo Diving and Aquatic Center

Location: Chattanooga (near Harrison)

Choo Choo Diving and Aquatic Center offers year round lessons on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15PM – 6:50 PM. Their tuition is $88.00 per month for one lesson per week as well as a registration fee of $25 per year for one child or $35 for the whole family.

Hulsey Wellness Center

Location: Collegedale

Hulsey Wellness Center on the campus of Southern Adventist University offers group lessons that range from Mommy and Me classes up to level 5+. They also have private and semi-private lessons at the cost of $18 (private) or $24 (semi-private) per session. Their summer group lessons information is not up on their site yet, but keep checking back!

Ooltewah Swim Center

Location: Ooltewah

The Ooltewah Swim Center offers group lessons for ages 3-10 (four kids in a group lesson class). Evening group lessons (four weeks total of 8-30 minute lessons) are $125 total plus $20 registration fee. Times are available from 3:30pm-6:30pm. You can register here.

University of Tennessee Chattanooga 

Location: downtown Chattanooga

UTC offers all levels of swim lessons from parents/child classes up to level 5+ classes.  They have sessions available starting May 6th through August 8th.

Prices for the general public are:

  • Parent/Child, Preschool, and Level 1 Classes: $180.00 Per Session (8 Lessons)
  • Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5+ Classes: $190.00 Per Session (8 Lessons)

Their registration is now open and can be found here.


Location: The YMCA offers swim lessons at both their downtown location as well as their Hamilton Place location.

Prices are as follows:

Group Lessons
Saturdays 4 lessons: $45 member/$70 non-member
Weekdays 8 lessons: $90 member/$140 non-member

Private Lessons
4 Lessons: $100 member/$170 non-member

Semi-Private Lessons (groups of 2-3)
4 Lessons: $150 member/$275 non-member

Registration can be found here.

Did we miss other local swim lesson options? Drop a comment below to let us know!