Summer is for swimming: salty, sandy ocean days, chlorinated, green haired weeks of cannonballs and swan dives, or lake swimming -jumping off the dock and races back to shore. Followed always by ice cream.
Happily, there are a lot of affordable and even free swimming lessons available in the Hamptons. In a community surrounded by ocean and bay beaches, and where almost everyone has a pool, it is incredibly important that kids learn to swim when they are young.
But whether you live out east year round or just in the summer and on weekends, sometimes you need a private swimming teacher. And there are so many really great, experienced and caring swim instructors in the Hamptons happy to come come to your house for group or individual swim lessons.
In this guide I have included the town where the teacher or school is based, but you should get in touch with them even if you live in a different town, because they will almost always be happy to come to your home pretty much anywhere from Southampton to Montauk.
Here is a list, which I will be updating regularly. Please leave a comment or send me an email if you would like to be included or know of someone I have missed.
Art of Swimming / Southampton
Malolo Canoe Surf / Montauk
Southampton Youth Services / Southampton
Sportime / Amagansett
Surf Luca / Montauk
Swim Hamptons / East Hampton
Swim Jim / Bridgehampton
YMCA / East Hampton