Warmer weather means that summer is not far away! Families looking for safe, aquatic fun can check out the OC’s top resources for private and group swim instruction.
Aqua Wave Swim School
27025 Burbank Road
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
(949) 455 2535
Adults and children over 6 months of age can enjoy private, semi-private, and group swim lessons in an enclosed indoor pool. The company was founded almost 15 years ago and many of the original teaching methods are still used. Each Aqua Wave instructor is certified in CPR and uses songs, activities, and one-on-one instruction for children. Students are grouped according to age and ability.
Australian Swim Schools
Based in Tustin with locations in Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Orange, South Coast
The family owned swim school, with its roots in Australia, specializes in infant swim, but offers a wide range of classes for adults and children. The programs offered combine a strong child development component with quality swimming instruction in a safe environment.
Wild Child Water Play
Crown Valley Community Park Pool
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Pool Hotline (949) 362-4351 Ex. 2
Park Office: (949) 425-5100
Mission Viejo Nadadores Marguerite Aquatics Complex
27474 Casta del Sol
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
This play-based swim program teaches children to swim through songs, games, and interactive play. The goal of the program is to help children become life-long swimmers. Infants and toddlers learn at their own pace so they can build confidence and water skills. Wild Child Water Play is a member of the National Swim School Association.
6511-B E. Serrano Ave.
Anaheim Hills, Ca 92807
Learning and fun come together at Aqua Duks, which offers private, semi-private, and group lessons for adults and children. What’s unique about the program is its emphasis on ensuring that children enjoy the lessons, therefore the company employs instructors who have a unique ability to relate with children. Skills are introduced slowly in ways that children can comprehend. Parent participation is encouraged so that parents can reinforce the skills taught at home.
Waterbabies Swim School
142 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
This developmental swim program utilizes small class sizes and a playful environment to ensure that each child’s experience is positive and individualized, according to their needs and abilities. Each instructor is certified by the USSA in infant swimming and the school itself is a member of the United Swim School Association.
NOVA Swim School
Racquet Club of Irvine
5 Ethel Coplen Way
Irvine, CA 92612
Fountain Valley / Los Caballeros Racquet & Sports Club
17272 Newhope Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Santa Ana / Tustin Hills Racquet Club
11782 Simon Ranch Rd
Santa Ana, California 92705
Aliso Viejo / Soka University
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
Beginner swimmers and experienced competitors will benefit from NOVA Swim Schools swim programs and classes. The school offers group and private swim instruction based on age and experience in a safe, fun environment. The school is known for its competitive swim team program called Novaquatics, which has assisted Olympic hopefuls into realizing their dream to achieve a successful swimming career.
Laguna Hills Indoor
24731 Alicia Pkwy, Suite A
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
14401 Willow Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
With pool facilities located across Orange County, Atlantis Aquatics’ mission is to provide a unique learning experience that will help individuals develop a lifelong love of swimming. The company places a high priority on educating the public about water safety to prevent drowning and employs highly-trained, experienced instructors who are committed to excellence. Classes for infants through adults are held in two indoor Orange County locations. As part of their Drowning Prevention Campaign, the company offers free Parent & Me and Toddler classes for all children between the ages of 8 weeks and 3 years old.
Locations throughout Orange County
The Orange County based Aquatics and Safety Service company provides swim instruction by Safe Swim Coaches who are certified by the American Red Cross in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguard Training with First-Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Swim instruction follows the American Red Cross Swim program and helps swimmers develop their skills by working through classes based on age and skill level. There is also the option of home swim lessons in your home or community pool in select locations throughout Orange County.
Blue Buoy Swim School
1702 Nisson Rd.
Tustin, CA 92780
The Orange County swim school has been providing children and adults with indoor private and group swim lessons for over 50 years. Classes are taught at each student’s individual level and instructors always consider a child’s physical, emotional, mental and social development during instruction. The swim school realizes the importance of consistency and employs instructors that will be at the facility year round.
23941 Stillwater Lane
Laguna Niguel CA 92677
Owner and instructor Michelle Coulston provides swim lessons for adults and children in a heated private pool in Laguna Niguel or any accessible pool in Orange County. As a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor, she teaches basic water safety, life saving skills, all swimming strokes, competitive swimming basics and beginning diving. Games and examples are utilized throughout the classes with a consistent emphasis on safety.
Caryn Bailey blogs at Rockin’ Mama.