There are many reasons to enroll your child in swim lessons, whether it’s to teach them general water safety or to gain from the developmental benefits of swimming. Swimming isn’t just for the big kids either. Many places offer lessons starting at just 2 weeks. Instilling confidence and proper swimming techniques in children at a young age ensures that they will be as safe as possible when around water, preventing potentially life-threatening situations.
Whatever your reasons, below are a list of options in the Orange County area to consider that have been recommended by local moms in the community:
Aqua Duks – Anaheim Hills
Facility: Heated indoor pool
Parent & me ages 3 months – 2 years
Private lessons ages 6 months and up
Aqua Duks uses a unique step system that will help your child build the skills necessary to swim confidently in the water.
Blue Buoy Swim School – Tustin
Facility: Indoor and outdoor heated pools. The indoor pool is ideal for infant and toddler swimmers and boasts large steps and depths ranging from 2 to 4 feet.
Parent & me under the age of 3
Semi-private and private classes
Since 1956, Blue Buoy has offered a range of classes to suit the needs of swimmers of all ages. Toddler and infant swim lessons take place in a smaller enclosed pool.
WaterSafe Swim School – Los Alamitos & Seal Beach
Facility: Indoor heated pool & outdoor 25-yard competition pool.
Class options for children:
Under 4 months (This option is free!)
Parent & tot
WaterSafe Swim School caters to children and adults of all ages, starting as young as 2 weeks old. Since 1971, their “Smart Fish” program has been instilling the basic techniques necessary to swim confidently in the water.
Little Kicks Swim School – Anaheim & Yorba Linda
Facility: Private Home
Class options: One on one lessons
Water and pool safety is their first priority. Lessons are taught one-on-one in 30-minute packages.
SwimRich – Anaheim Hills and the surrounding areas
Contact Kelly: 714-390-9194
Facility: Private instructor will come to you and teach in the comfort of your own pool.
Class options range from preschool/toddler to adult and are tailored to address the individual needs of the swimmer’s age.
Richard is a certified Water Safety Instructor and is certified in both Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Richard has been teaching in the community for over 25 years.