For anyone under 18 years old our swim instructors travel to your home pool or HOA pool to give swim lessons. We do not have a location where we can teach children.
Adults 18 years of age and older may come to our location in Downtown San Diego to take lessons.
If the lessons are for children, you must have access to a home or housing community pool (HOA pool, condo pool, apartment pool).
If the lessons are for an adult 18 years of age and older you can come to our location in Downtown San Diego.
For lessons at your pool the pool must be heated. For adults the temperature should be at least 80 degrees. For children at least 84 degrees. For children under 6 years old it’s best at 84-88 degrees.
The pool is outdoors and heated to 82 degrees.
We travel to the following areas in San Diego: La Jolla, UTC, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Bay Ho, Clairemont, Point Loma, Mission Valley and Downtown.
Adults 18 years of age and older from all areas of San Diego are welcome to come to our location Downtown.
No, we only offer lessons Monday through Friday. Lesson hours change depending on the season. Please fill out a contact form to see our hours for the type of lessons you are looking for.
We do not offer a trial lesson, however if you are unsatisfied we will refund the remainder of your lesson package. We want you to be able to reach your swimming goals so please contact us within 72 hours after your first lesson to resolve any issues.
You can learn to swim at any age. For little ones, the sooner you start, the more opportunities you will have to enjoy the water. It is helpful to introduce children at a young age to the water and to the sensory experiences involved with swimming. This will help get them ready to learn how to swim. We start swim lessons at 3 years old and teach adults of all ages. Learning to swim and water safety instruction go hand in hand. We teach swimming and water safety to all ages. For young children, the parent or caregiver is taught how to help ensure adequate supervision and to give children opportunities to practice following safety rules around the water. All in all, formal swimming lessons help people learn how to swim and how to be safe in and around the water.
Our instructors have a lot of experience with children (and adults) who do not like water on their faces. This is often where group lessons or traditional swim lessons fail and avoiding swimming sets in. How do we help people get comfortable with water on their face? Exposure, exposure, exposure; followed by gentle coaxing and a lot of praise. If we see that putting your whole face in the water is overwhelming we may ask you to put an ear in or just your mouth. Little by little in an appropriate progression we’ll have you fully submerged. For young children we also request the help of parents in encouraging children to get their faces wet during bath time. Handing a child a dry towel or reaching to wipe their wet face will only prolong and reinforce their phobia. If you act like a wet face is no big deal, they will learn to overcome their discomfort around water. All of us have a different level of comfort with the sensory experience of water in our eyes, nose and ears. One person can be very different even from a sibling. Being patient and gentle with your child or yourself and encouraging small wins will keep ensuring progress towards the goal. Frustration and forcing someone to do something typically doesn’t work. Instead we try to find creative ways to make it happen by choice.
Every child is unique and develops at their own pace. Babies and toddlers who have had positive water experiences early tend to develop faster because they do not develop a fear for the water. Keeping this in mind, the younger they get started, the sooner they will become safe and happy swimmers. At the same time, no swimmer is 100% water safe. Swimmers need to be supervised at all times and need to know safety precautions that can help keep them safe.
To be safer in the water, it is crucial to learn how to swim a stroke on your front with breathing, how to swim and float and your back and how to tread water. This means, there are a number of different stroke techniques that need to be learned and practiced first independently. Then the student must learn and practice how to use all three of those skills combined to ensure safety in deep water.
Learning to swim, just like learning to play a musical instrument, is not a skill that you can learn in just a few lessons. It requires continued practice and feedback from a coach to learn new skills and execute proper technique without developing bad habits. We recommend beginners take 2-3 lessons per week as well as practice outside of lessons for the fastest progress.
Additionally, young children should continue swimming lessons year after year to develop stroke technique. With continued lessons they can master swimming strokes that will allow them to swim laps, swim safely in open water like the ocean or bay or decide to join Jr. Guards or a swim team. Many adults come to us who had swimming lessons as a kid, but they did not continue them long enough to confidently be able to swim as adults.
Please see our pricing page for our lesson rates in your area.
We accept cash, Zelle, Venmo, credit or debit cards.
Lesson packages are paid up front by the end of the first lesson. This allows you to confirm the instructor is a good fit as well as decide which package is best based on your current levels and goals.