Aqua Wave Swim School

27025 Burbank Road, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610  |  (949) 455-2535
24731 Alicia Pkwy Suite A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653  |  (949) 855-SWIM (7946)

What they offer: Semi-private, parent and me, stroke clinics, swim team, adult lessons, arthritis exercise, and CPR and lifeguard classes.

Blue Buoy

1702 Nisson Road
Tustin, CA 92780

What they offer: Swim classes, parent and me, semi-private, private, stroke prep, stroke technique, and many programs and events available on their website.

What they have to say: At Blue Buoy Swim School, located in Orange County California, you will be treated as a cherished family member. This is evident by the growing number of second and third generation children who come from far and near. They loved their swim classes as a child and will accept nothing less for their own children and grandchildren. Using our uniquely gentle yet effective approach, Blue Buoy students have been successfully learning how to swim for generations!

Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center

11 39th Place,
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-1644

What they offer: Parent and me lessons, private lessons, swim team – dippers, adult lessons, snorkeling clinics, scuba for kids, CPR and first aid, and more programs availabe on website.

What they have to say: In 2010, Tom Murray sold the place to Jacquie Ferneau-Hall and her husband Jonathan, a certified scuba instructor. Under their ownership the name was changed to Deep Blue Scuba and Swim Center – utilizing the pool to teach swim lessons to hundreds of children while developing an emphasis of being not just a local scuba shop, but a Center where divers and swimmers can do everything from purchase needed equipment, to taking classes, and having their gear serviced. It’s also a place where customers can ask questions, mingle, make friends, plan trips, and perhaps most importantly – begin an aquatic adventure – all in one friendly, helpful environment.

Evolution Swim Academy

23854 Via Fabricante Unit G4
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 388-4545

What they have to say: Evolution Swim Academy is a provider of year-round, learn-to-swim lessons. Evolution Swim Academy also has Parent & Me classes, swim camps and summer sports camps. Evolution Swim Academy is the official feeder program to the Gators Swim Club. Evolution Swim Academy currently performs year-round lessons at our new, indoor, state-of-the-art swim center in Mission Viejo. Evolution Swim Academy also offers outdoor, seasonal lessons and additional programming in Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills and San Juan Capistrano.

Jump Start Swimming

Children are often more comfortable in their own pools (or pools they swim in often), which is why we will travel to wherever you are! This can be a heated backyard pool, a community pool or a willing friend’s pool near you! Website

Our instructors service the areas of:

  • Anaheim
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Fountain Valley
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Midway City
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Santa Ana
  • Stanton
  • Westminster

We have instructors with home (backyard) pools in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach.
What they offer: Jump Start Swimming offers personalized swim lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities, in the comfort of their own pool!
Our friendly, fun and experienced instructors use child-centered teaching methods to allow children to gain life-saving swimming, floating and diving skills, all while having fun!

What they have to say: Jump Start Swimming aims to lower the national drowning average by teaching swimmers the skills they need to survive an accidental fall into the water. Our instructors use child-centered teaching methods to teach the Safety Swimming Sequence: a simple sequence that has been proven to save the lives of both children and adults in emergency situations.

Mission Viejo Nadadores

27474 Casta Del Sol,
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

What they offer: The Mission Viejo Nadadores offers group lessons at a 4:1 ratio. Our program offers warm water, multiple locations and experienced coaches! We strive to teach not only water safety, but also proper swim technique. Semi-private and private lessons available!

What they have to say: We pride ourselves in offering a top quality ‘learn to swim’ program that raises the bar by being a part of a team that has mentored Olympians since 1976!

Swim Safe Swim School

1722 E. Rose Ave.
Orange, CA 92867

What they have to say: Easy scheduling and lessons for all ages and swim levels. Personalized lessons (gentle or firm approach) Private, Semi-private, Small group lessons and Beginning swim team Fun learning environment – Fast Progress!!

Waterworks Aquatics

25 Waterworks Way, Irvine, CA 92618  |  949-450-0777
14401 Willow Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647  |  949-450-0777

What they offer: Private, semi-private, parent and me, stroke clinic, adult lessons, and many swim programs and events available on their website.

What they have to say: We realize the quality of our programs depends on the quality of our instructors. For this reason, our instructors are chosen based on their qualifications, communication skills, patience, and love for children. Our structured training program ensures that each student receives the finest hands-on instruction available. Regardless of their age or skill level, students will discover that continuous interaction with our warm and caring instructors develops trust and stability both in and out of the water. We are pleased to give our swimmers a qualified team of experienced, mature professionals who are devoted to making a positive impact on their students.

Wild Child Water Play

Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 429 -0702

What they offer: Infant/Toddler Water Play, Private Lessons, Developmental Swim Team, Adult Lessons

What they have to say: Dawn Urbanek, Founder of Wild Child Water Play. I started this play based learn to swim program for my children fourteen years ago; because I wanted my children to be strong swimmers, and love the water as much as I do. In addition to the Wild Child Water Play program, I swam competitively through college. I have taught swimming lessons and Coached for over 30 years. My specialty is infants and toddlers. I have been teaching and developing the Wild Child Infant/Toddler program for 14 years. I am also a Red Cross trained Water Safety Instructor and hold a current Red Cross CPR/First Aid for Coaches certification. Wild Child Water Play is a member of the National Swim School Association.


27341 Trabuco Circle
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 859-9622

What they offer: Adult lessons, youth swim team, youth swim lessons, lifeguard training, and more programs available on their website.

What they have to say: The Y has been teaching people to swim for more than a century.  We offer a variety of swim programs for all ages that challenge and develop participants in spirit, mind, & body.  From toddlers who need basic water safety and survival skills to seniors who need to brush up on their breast stroke, YMCA swimming is for everyone. The Y is a nonprofit charity that provides scholarship assistance so that everyone can LEARN TO SWIM!

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