Big Blue Swim School

We specialize in teaching children how to be safe, happy, confident swimmers. Book a lesson with us!

Operating as usual


We ๐Ÿ’™ the bonds that form between our swim instructors and their swimmers! Do your kiddos have a favorite instructor? Give them a shout-out in the comments! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 02/07/2024

On Wednesdays, we wear pink ๐Ÿ’•


Hereโ€™s a little poem for our current and future families ๐Ÿ’™

All our welcome at our pools
We have many friendly instructors
And lots of teaching tools

Never worry about our lesson structure
We have you more than covered
We just hope you love Big Blue as much as we do
We canโ€™t wait to see you

Just come on in
The waterโ€™s fine
Swim lessons are fun and essential
Letโ€™s start unlocking your childโ€™s potential ๐ŸŒŠ



We use all kinds of fun tools and toys at Big Blue and if youโ€™ve seen a Baby Blue class then youโ€™ve probably seen our instructors using dolls! Hereโ€™s what we use them for! ๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 01/23/2024

Mondays are for smiles ๐Ÿ˜„


Pro tip: wearing dinosaurs and superheroes to swim lessons makes learning that much more fun ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ’™


How to Back Float in the Water | Big Blue Swim School 01/12/2024

Floating is an essential skill that enables swimmers to rest and conserve energy while in the water, which is why we teach it at Big Blue! If you want to help your swimmers practice floating (or starfish, as we often call it โญ) outside of swim lessons, we put some helpful tips together! ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ’™

How to Back Float in the Water | Big Blue Swim School How to Float on Your Back in the Water Are you interested in teaching your child how to back float effortlessly? Initially, floating might seem intimidating, but with your guidance and consistent practice, your child can acquire this essential swimming skill. The ability to back float typically deve...


Mid-week slump? ๐Ÿค” Never heard of it, especially when our classes feature some pretty adorable swimmers! ๐Ÿ’™



Who else is ready to start their winter break relaxing in the pool? ๐Ÿ™Œ Good thing our swim lessons teach a variety of skills, from the different types of swimming strokes to safely floating on your back! ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ“ธ: .realtor

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 12/18/2023

It might be cold outside, but these swimmers are leveling up and they are ON FIRE! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’™

Big Blue 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Young Swimmers. 12/15/2023

Our 2023 gift guide for the swimmers in your life is here! ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’™

Big Blue 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Young Swimmers. Still wondering what to pick out as a gift for the young swimmer in your life this holiday season? Do they love swimming or are you looking for ways to foster a love for swim lessons? If so, check out our handy guide to help you find the perfect gift for swimmers just in time!


When you smile this BIG during swim lessons, you know you're having fun! ๐Ÿ’™


Big Blue Swim School Convenient and Consistent Weekly Lessons 12/08/2023

Consistency = key and at Big Blue we make staying consistent super easy! ๐Ÿ’™

Big Blue Swim School Convenient and Consistent Weekly Lessons Consistent lessons ensure your child develops and increases their comfort, confidence, and skills in the water. Regular attendance at formal swim lessons is critical to ensuring a child builds skills, maintains strength and endurance, and builds habits that lead to faster progress.


Catch us floating into the new week ๐Ÿ‘‹ We hope you have as much fun as our families do with their Baby Blue level swimmers! ๐Ÿ’™



Big moments, big smiles๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 11/20/2023

Starting out this week full of gratitude feeling thankful for swimmers who celebrate their wins with us! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†


What Big Blueโ€™s Founder and President is Thankful For 11/19/2023

Before the very busy week ahead, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and to share the many things we have to be grateful for, with a letter from our Founder and President, Chris DeJong. ๐Ÿ’™

What Big Blueโ€™s Founder and President is Thankful For November is the time to give thanks, so Big Blueโ€™s Founder and President, Chris DeJong, shares what heโ€™s grateful for this season.

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 11/11/2023

Let's have a great weekend full of big smiles, Big Blue family! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™


That Monday feeling ๐Ÿคช ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ“ธ: .realtor

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 10/24/2023

Someone is enjoying lessons! We ๐Ÿ’™ being part of priceless memories!


Proud parents on deck, literally... our viewing area awaits you!

Helping Kids Feel Comfortable for Swim Lessons 10/17/2023

The season might be spooky, but swim lessons aren't! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŠHere are 5 tips to help your swimmers to be more comfortable for lessons!

Helping Kids Feel Comfortable for Swim Lessons Some swimmers may feel anxious to begin lessons, so we're providing 5 tips on helping your child feel more comfortable and confident about coming to Big Blue!

Timeline photos 10/14/2023

When the paparazzi catch you mid-lesson ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ’™


Splish splashing with the sharks this spooky season ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป
๐Ÿ“ธ .love.j_

Benefits of Swim Lessons for Kids | Big Blue Swim School 10/02/2023

Today is Child Health Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a few of the many health benefits of swimming! ๐Ÿ’™

Benefits of Swim Lessons for Kids | Big Blue Swim School Learning to swim can open a world of opportunity for your little one. Things learned during swim lessons can benefit your child for the rest of their life! These lessons can also be lifesaving, as kids who take formal swim lessons have an 88% less chance of drowning. [

The Primary Swim Strokes 09/29/2023

How familiar are you with the four main swim strokes? Today on our blog, we're breaking them down and talking about why each one is important for our swimmers to learn! ๐Ÿ’™

The Primary Swim Strokes Learning to swim is important, so let's talk through each swim stroke and why theyโ€™re all useful to learn!


The level of enjoyment we want every swimmer to feel during lessons ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Big Blue Swim School's post 09/06/2023

Sometimes you just need a minute to relax after a lesson and that's okay! ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ“ธ: .marie

Timeline photos 05/25/2023

We are closed on Monday, May 29th! If your child's swim lessons are on Mondays, your May bill has already been prorated to reflect this closure. If you are unable to attend a lesson this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, make sure to put in your plan misses ahead of time. This will allow you to schedule your make-up lessons for next week.
Be safe, and have a great weekend!

Timeline photos 12/19/2022

Heads up, Big Blue families!

A friendly reminder that the pool will be closed for the holidays starting Saturday, December 24th, through Sunday, January 1st. We will reopen again for lessons on Monday, January 2nd.

We wish all of our Big Blue families a happy holiday season, and we look forward to even more BIG moments to celebrate in the new year!๐ŸŽ‰

Timeline photos 12/11/2022

There's a App for that -the Big Blue Swim School mobile app!

Itโ€™s a place where parents can manage their familyโ€™s schedule or make up a lesson their child may have missed. But itโ€™s more than that, too. You can use the Big Blue app to monitor your childโ€™s progress or to refer a friend for swimming lessons. Itโ€™s also a place where you can text our member services team to ask questions!

The Big Blue app, in other words, is a convenient point of connection between families and Big Blue. And for Big Blue parents, itโ€™s a powerful way to manage your childโ€™s swim school life, which makes it just one thing that sets Big Blue apart.

So letโ€™s celebrate the Big Blue app today, on National App Day!

Timeline photos 11/22/2022

Dear Big Blue families,

We wanted to send a friendly reminder that we will be closed this Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th

We hope you all stay safe and enjoy your loved ones!๐Ÿ’™

Timeline photos 10/28/2022

Hi Big Blue families!

Just a friendly reminder that we will be OPEN Monday, October 31st.

We hope you have a fun, enjoyable weekend! See you Monday!

Timeline photos 09/08/2022

Itโ€™s National School Picture Day, so itโ€™s the perfect time for a proud parent moment.

Tag us your photos today and weโ€™ll post them in our Instagram Stories.

Whether your kids are just starting to show confidence in the water, hitting their stride or only getting started, we want to see them in action. And so do all of our followers!

So go ahead and start sharing those swim school pics. Then watch us here to see them in action.

Timeline photos 09/02/2022

Hi Big Blue families!

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed Monday, September 5th.

Enjoy the long weekend!โ˜€๏ธ

Timeline photos 08/23/2022

Hey Big Blue Families, we want to hear from YOU!

We want to know what your favorite part about swim lessons at Big Blue!

We at Big Blue love that it allows kids to get out of the house, burn off some energy, and interact with other swimmers in a safe setting!

What is your favorite part?! Comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Timeline photos 08/01/2022

Itโ€™s August now โ€“ which means summer is winding down. But that doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s time to pull your kids out of the pool just yet. Keeping your children enrolled in swim lessons year round will help them become strong, confident swimmers and equip them with skills that will be beneficial in and outside of the pool.

By spending time in the water more regularly, theyโ€™ll continue developing their swim skills as well as their confidence. Then next summer will be more fun (and even safer) because of it!

Big Blue Swim School offers flexible swim lessons all year long. We care about progress just as much as parents, which is why we encourage 85% attendance to ensure kids are getting continual exposure to the water and progressing in their swim lessons.

So as summer starts to wind down, consider ramping up your childrenโ€™s swim experience. And why not let Big Blue help?

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

Friends donโ€™t let friends get into the water without knowing that theyโ€™re water safe. And that starts with a proper swimming foundation.

Big Blue Swim School sets kids up for a lifetime of safe water fun. So why not spread the word and help your friends build their kidsโ€™ water skills? Weโ€™ll help them become strong, confident swimmers โ€“ and give your children a new BBFF (Big Blue Friend Forever) to swim with!

Through our Refer a Friend program, youโ€™ll also get BIG rewards if you spread the word on Big Blue. Earn a $50 swim lesson credit for every family you refer that signs up for a weekly swim lesson.

Want to learn more? Get the details on our referral program here:

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed this Monday, July 4th. We hope you all have a safe and fun weekend!

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9658 Main Street
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 3:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 8pm
Friday 3:30pm - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
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