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Your Official Guide To Swim Lessons In Orange County

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
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Facility: Heated indoor pool
Class options:
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
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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.
Class options:
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
Group class

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.

2 Responses to Your Official Guide To Swim Lessons In Orange County

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    Janette March 21, 2018 at 6:48 am #

    We really like Waterworks Aquatics in Huntington Beach. I believe they have other locations in Orange County as well. We also tried Aqua-Tots in Costa Mesa, but the location wasn’t convenient for us. Both have heated pools and offer parent and me as well as private lessons.

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    Jenny McGuire March 26, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    The Anaheim Red Shield Community Center also has a year around swim program for all ages with an indoor pool and water temp of 87 degrees! Sessions are 4 weeks and start off at $70.