Los Angeles (LA) Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons
We started teaching Los Angeles and Valley mobile private swim lessons and lifeguard for hire events back in 1991, with 22 clients. Over the years, our client list has grown to over 400 swim families annually, with thousands of children happily swimming. Our method is based in loving-kindness, and highly effective, because it’s built on trust. You keep the same instructor all season is our aim. Our staff average 13 years of private swim lesson teaching experience, which is the highest of any local company.
Where do we do our LA mobile swim lessons? Both LA and the Valley. We come to your home pool, exclusively, covering the LA communities of Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, West LA, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Brentwood, Bel Air, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Hancock Park, and Los Feliz. Valley regions also covered below. We also serve Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and south to the Long Beach and Palos Verdes areas.
General Swim Lesson Availability for my area:
- If you enroll in April or May, getting your private swim lesson preferences are usually no problem
- If you enroll in June, please do so as early in the month as possible, and have some greater flexibility of times and days that would work.
- If you enroll in July, please be flexible on your times, and/or know that some early season clients will finish and open up time slots for you to take. Ask our office.
- Other times of the year, we may serve you, just ask.
Swimming Lesson Tip:
Floaties – These devices actually retard a child’s progress for proper swimming. Though parents use these with good intentions, the problem lies in that floaties are designed to keep the child vertical in the water, and a bent leg kick is then developed to navigate around the pool. When floaties are taken off, the child instinctively tries to kick the same way, and this kick forces her down under water and even greater fear sets in. Children who’ve not used floaties tend to learn about two to three times faster than the floaties kids. Not surprisingly this disclaimer is never found on the carton of floaties at the store.
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Our Private Swim Instructor Staff Members in Los Angeles
I have been teaching swim lessons for 3 years.
I worked for an old swim instructor of mine for 1 year and have worked for private clients the past 2 years. I love working with children and teaching them new skills. watching them work and master a skill is so rewarding. I have worked with children with autism for the past 2 years, and I plan on studying special education at the University of Kansas next year.
I’ve lifeguarded for a few family friends birthday parties. I love to lifeguard because I love to work around the water. I like to make sure anyone in the water is having fun, but of course being safe. My favorite part of lifeguarding events is when I have the opportunity to work children’s parties and invent water games for them to play. I’m very fun and easy going and work well with children.
I serve the LA metro communities of Santa Monica, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland/West Hills, among others.
2 years experience teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding
Some common areas I serve:Westchester, El Segundo, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Beverly Hills, and serving the San Fernando Valley by appointment.
I love teaching swimming, especially to young girls who are either rambunctious or shy, I learned how to swim when I was four years old and I still remember all of my swim instructors. I love being able to help kids overcome fear of the water and share my passion for the water with as many people as I can. I have worked with Happy Swimmers since 2015 and I have been teaching my siblings and cousins to swim since I was 10 years old.
I have life guarded with Happy Swimmers since 2015, and before that I was guarding in my neighborhood for private parties. I enjoy working in a more relaxed, private setting, and I love watching people have a good time while also staying safe.
13 years experience swim teaching! *Has Pool Access in Anaheim
General Areas I serve:Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach
In my ten years as a swim instructor I have taught swim lessons to children of all ages, adults learning to swim for the first time, and adults taking lessons to improve technique. I have experience with students with special needs, stroke work, and water polo. My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing my swimmers become more confident in the water and their abilities. I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years and played Water Polo through High School. I speak French, and I am Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified.
My favorite thing about Event Lifeguarding is the opportunity to be a part of your special day! I have ten years of lifeguard experience including open water, summer camp, water park, and poolside. I am also a swim instructor and have many years of experience working with children.
Fun, Safe, and Happy, I was the competition player for 5 years. I’ve been a Swim instructor for more than 9 years and know how to transfer my knowledge to my client. Experience of teaching the kids from 2 to 25 years old.Coaching and coordinating the swim team.
Funny story about me : I was rescue my little sister in the dirty pool when i was 5 years old but after that i was drowning because i do scared of frog. (more…)
I’ve been teaching swim lessons and coaching since 2010, beginning at home in the Bay Area. I love watching kids progress through the stages of swim lessons, especially when they’re getting ready to swim competitively.
6 years swim instructor experience
Common areas served:Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City
I swam competitively for 15 years of my life. I started teaching swim lessons 6 years ago. I am currently working as a lifeguard at Pierce College and teaching swim lessons there as well. I also coach CCAT swim team at Pierce College. I like teaching swim lessons because I get great gratification out of seeing progress in my students and I love working with people. A fun fact about me is that I speak Spanish.
I started lifeguarding for private events 5 years ago. I began doing it on my own and when I was old enough, I applied to work for companies. Three and a half years ago, I started lifeguarding at Pierce College. I like lifeguarding events because you get to meet new people (Sometimes famous) and usually the events are very cool and exciting.
Caitlin serves all of West LA, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino
I’ve been working as a swim coach for the past two summers. I coached swimming lessons, competitive swimming, masters swimming and water polo to all ages! I also have experience working with children who have special needs in the water. I’ve grown up as a competitive swimmer and have played varsity water polo throughout high school. I’m super excited to be playing water polo next year for my university!
8 years experience swim teaching!
Some of the city areas I serve:Northridge, Encino, Van Nuys, Burbank
I have been teaching swim lessons since I was 15 (it was the very first job I ever had!) and I still love it to this day. I’ve worked with babies as young as 6 months all the way up to teenagers preparing for high school swim teams. I also have taught beginning to advanced adult lessons. I am a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor, so I love tailoring lessons to each individual! No matter the age or ability level, the best part is seeing the progress someone makes when they overcome previous obstacles, such as putting their head underwater or diving in the deep end!
Swim Instructor role: Growing up in the West Valley with a backyard pool, I learned to swim at a young age and got into water polo during high school and college. Water sports like surfing and sailing are hobbies of mine and I first started teaching private swim lessons shortly after I started my teaching career at Hoover High School in 1996. I still currently teach Health and PE while also serving in my Coast Guard reserve unit in San Pedro as a First Class Marine Science Technician. My son in grade school has been competing for two years on a swim team and loves it. All kids should have that opportunity.
Event Lifeguard role: Aside from the last two years working for Happy Swimmers, friends and family would ask me to act as a life guard for pool parties and functions when I became Red Cross certified for water safety and CPR. A good life guard takes preventative measures to mitigate potential hazards by identifying them early before the function begins. Done properly, pool saves are few and quick. I love the anticipation of potential challenges that each venue may pose and being a part of a random family”s fun safe memories they will have.
I have 9 years of experience as a Swim Instructor. I have taught ages 3 months to adults of any age. I have been a Water Aerobics Instructor. I enjoy watching someone progress and become stronger and more confident in the water.
I am a retired Police Officer. I now work during the weekday as a Paraeducator for Special Education Children and I also Coach Distance Running at my local high school. Have been a distance running coach for 12 years. I was on the track team in high school and swim team. Out of high school, I competed in Masters Swimming Team. My lifeguard and swim teacher experience has been 10 years. I was also a pool manager for a couple of years. I also have been a high school assistant coach for swim team for one season. I enjoy helping people and making a difference in someone’s life. It is the best feeling when you are helping people!
I serve the Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara communities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Moorpark, Camarillo among others
I have 2 years experience serving general areas including Beverly Hills, Burbank, La Crescenta as a lifeguard for hire.
Competitive swimmer and former water polo player. I love teaching and hanging out with the kids!
I am a Swim instructor who has taught lessons for 4 years. I enjoy teaching because I too learn something new each time I give a swim lesson. Swimming is therapeutic to me and I enjoy sharing the therapy with others.
Hi, I’m Edson, a watermen who has been involved in water safety for the last 8 years. I have worked with different departments in the LA area. I have experience the open water environment (lakes and reservoirs), the ocean environment (beaches) and the pool environment. My scope continues to grow as I continue to push the envelope. I enjoy working together with people so that everyone can enjoy a hot summer day at the beach, lake and or pool.
Edson is game to travel just about anywhere in Southern CA, we kid you not. He is passionate about guarding and has taken difficult to fill jobs off the beaten track to keep kids safe. 🙂
*Has Pool Access in Burbank
12 years swim teaching experience!
Generally serving communities likeBurbank, Los Feliz, Sherman Oaks, Encino
Hello, My name is Emery and I’m entering my 12th yr of teaching swim lessons from ages 3.5 yrs old to adults. I also teach flip-turns and diving. I teach from Beginning to Advance levels. I also have experience in teaching Special Needs students….ie. Autism and Asperger syndrome. My goal is to make my lessons as fun and as enjoyable as possible while still focusing on the main structure of learning to swim. I have taught over 250 students and have had extremely GREAT success! I get great joy when I finally see my students swimming solo….even if it is for a couple of sec’s. SUCCESS!!!!! 🙂 I am very athletic and focus on swimming, running, & cycling. Have done twice the 1000 meters ocean swim for LA Co. lifeguarding (completed both) & have done 3 LA Marathons (completed all 3….last one in 2014). I am very focused but also have lots of fun….In teaching & in training. I love kids cause I AM ONE TOO….But a bit older! hahaha! So may this year be a GREAT n Safe Swim Season for all and a very Enjoyable one as well. So let’s all have Fun n Start Swimming! Thank you!
Grace has been a swimming instructor for over 10 years.
Serving communities like Beverly Hills, West LA, Brentwood, Santa Monica
She was a competitive swimmer for 10 years, winning medals at local and national competitions. Grace loves teaching swimming and makes sure the kids have fun while learning!
Greetings, I’m Arthur! I have been a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for over 25 years.
I’m from Chicago. I’ve had a beautiful relationship with the water since I was a child. I was on the swim team in high school and the water polo club in my neighborhood park where I first learned to swim as a child. Years later at that same park I became a Lifeguard for the Chicago Park District. I later lifeguarded and became a Swim Instructor at Richard J Daley College and also at the YMCA in Illinois and in Hollywood, California. Since 2002 I’ve been a Behavior Specialist, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and CPR Instructor at a non public school in Cheviot Hills (West LA). I work with emotionally disturbed children who are diagnosed with Autism, bipolar disorder, ADHD and a host of other Mental illness and psychiatric disorders. I love the water, it’s one of the most consistent things in my life. I also love the joy of someone overcoming their fear of water and finally embracing it.
Serving: West Los Angele, Westwood, Beverly Hills
After being trained by the Y in 2011, I worked as a waterfront/pool lifeguard and swim instructor. I have guarded and taught swim lessons at summer camps and at my local gyms since then. In 2015 I earned my BS in Marine Biology and became a scientific diver for ReefCheckCA and began volunteering with the girl and boy scouts marine day adventures in 2014. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and love for all things aquatic and ensuring that everyone has a safe enjoyable experience.
Serving: Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Calabasas, Chatsworth
I taught and swam all levels. From novice to competitive swimming, toddler to high school, adults and children. I enjoy seeing the look of accomplishment of everyone once they see progression. I like to think I have an eye for swimming and showing how to get the most effective swim with the least amount of effort.
See you at the pool!
Serving: Los Angeles and Orange County areas
6 years experience teaching children’s swim lessons
Excellent instructor. Limitedtime available.
Fun/positive/patient 6+ years of experience Also into basketball, boxing, chess, and rap music
My name is Ki and I am a Forth-generation swim instructor seeking new clients on Maui, where I’m from. I have over eight years experience teaching children and young adults to swim, and am a certified Water Safety Instructor. I am also a trained Lifeguard. I have taught competitive swim in a Pre-Olympic and Olympic setting, along with giving private lessons one-on-one or in groups. I have also worked with children who have special needs and have successfully taught every child I have worked with how to swim.
I serve the LA communities around Burbank, and more!
5 years swim teaching experience!
Communities generally served: Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake, Agoura, Santa Monica
Swim Instructor role:
I have been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and currently swim for Pepperdine University NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Team where I go to school in Malibu, CA. I have experience in teaching all ages from toddlers to adults as well as coaching and giving stroke technique. I have experience coaching for swimmers of all levels and also have experience with open water swimming. I love to pass on my passion for swimming to others and see them gain confidence and appreciation for swimming and water safety while also having fun and learning the value of hard work. Learning to swim is a vital and lifelong skill and I am excited to pass it on to others!
Lifeguard for Hire, 2 years experience:
I have been lifeguarding for the past two years and have experience with different sizes and types of pools including a country club activity pools as well as a 50 meter Olympic size pool. I am always attentive and professional in lifeguarding and am an advocate that safety always comes first. I love being able to meet new people and make sure that they have the best experience possible in and out of the pool!
Other certs:Scuba certified.
2 Years experience.
Serving areas like: Long Beach, Orange County,Huntington Beach, Buena Park, La Mirada
Swim Bio: Hello, my name is Armando. I am a Hispanic male i am 5’10 and weigh about 175. I am very athletic and love to exercise. I’ve played many sports throughout my youth. I swam and played water polo throughout high school. I also played other sports outside of school such as soccer,football, and baseball. I began to lifeguard my first year after high school. I taught swim lessons to kids from the ages of 5-12. I really enjoyed working with the kids, they always made my day. It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing you played a big part in teaching a child a valuable lesson that goes a long way. Swimming is a life skill you must learn in my opinion sort of like riding a bike. I take great passion in what I do and safety always comes first.
Lifeguarding in the Summer is one of the best jobs for a college student I believe. What’s more fun then being by the water and soaking in the sun in the midst of Summer? I remember going to the pool every summer and talking to the lifeguards. I always thought they looked so cool and what kid didn’t want to be cool? I have guarded for a little more then a year now and I can honestly say I love it knowing the importance of saving one’s life or being able to prevent a terrible accident is a very important job. Makes you feel like a bit of a hero.
I have been teaching swimming lessons since 2015. Before that I have been swimming since I was three and began to swim competitively from 7 years old until 18 years old. Swimming has always been something that I excel at and I love being able to spread that knowledge and those skills. I love watching everyone progress over the course of the lesson and be able to become comfortable in the water. I have worked with children all the way to adults and have been able to see everyone become confident in the water.
Serving: Paramount, Downey, Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Norwalk
Hello, I’ve been actively teaching swim lessons for 4 years and absolutely enjoy each one of my students learning how to swim. There is nothing better than watching my students grow and become confident and comfortable in the water. I love when I establish great relationships with my students. I believe a child learns a lot more when they trust the person that is teaching them especially in the water.I am also big on moving as fast as my student would like me to in our sessions together. Lastly it is important to me that my students understand that I completely respect their space in the water. I look forward to a great summer of wonderful sessions!!!😀
My name is Nadine Martinez and I am a 20year old girl from Rosemead CA. My first lifeguard job was at The El Monte Aquatic Center when I was 16 years old. I began with guarding, and when I was starting my second year I began teaching swim lessons. I have been teaching every summer for the last 5 years. I love teaching because my goal with every student is to create a bond with them and hopefully impact their life with the best positivity that I can give. I have taught students with disabilities, infants, adults, and senior citizens. A fun fact about me is that I was a junior lifeguard when I was 14-15 years old, and got to experience what it was like to do rescues at that age!
I serve the LA communities of Beverly Hills, San Marino, Arcadia, Pasadena
Commonly serving areas that include:SFV, TO (Thousand Oaks), Simi, Calabasas, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills.
Swim Instructor Bio: Hello!! My name is Nanci and I have been teaching swimming lessons since the earth cooled! I’m a very patient instructor, having been in education for close to 28 years as a teacher and university professor. I’ve worked with all age levels. The best part of my day is when your child actually realizes that they can be successful and swims to me unaided. It’s very rewarding! I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Lifeguard Bio: As a parent and a lifeguard, safety has always been my number one concern around a pool. I am diligent at my position and take it very seriously. I’ve worked small family parties, and also at large public pools. I look forward to caring for your needs!!
CPR Instructor Bio: I have been a CPR instructor for over 20 years with the American Heart Association. I am also an Emergency Medical Technician. My favorite part of teaching CPR is sharing all the background info with my students so that what I am teaching becomes more real and understandable.
5 years experience teaching swim lessons!
Areas served: I’m willing to cover a wide area of northern LA! I go as far west to Thousand Oaks, to the most eaters point of of Glendale!
Swim Teaching: Hi there! I come from a long background of aquatics, and am always up for a challenge! I get my teaching experience and understanding on the mechanics of swimming, firsthand from 4 years of swimming on my high school team. I began coaching in the spring of 2012 for a small swim instruction company based in Moorpark CA, while simultaneously volunteering with the special olympics for three seasons as a coach in the SanFernando Valley. I pride myself on the fundamentals of water safety, on all levels of learning. I push the boundaries of comfort for my students at times (just as in any challenging subject of learning) but never force students, or have them do anything that exceeds their own abilities. I am patient dedicated, and have the same level of respect for ALL.
Lifeguard for Hire work: Vigilant, preventative, and alert, are all words that belong with a pool side lifeguard on duty. I can help bring a little extra peace of mind to any event or occasion. I bring to the table tactics similar to those of my swim lessons. On duty, I am constantly on the lookout for any possible problem(s), and to the best of my abilities prevent whatever I can before it happens. Water safety is my #1priority when I am present.
40+ years swim teaching experience! (we stopped counting after 40 🙂
Rob is also our recently retired Happy Swimmers Nationwide Swim Instructor Manager. He loves teaching in the water, and has agreed to continue serving his past years’ students on LA’s Westside: Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood Hills. He’s a busy guy, even in retirement!
After retiring from a 25-year career with Air France at the end of 2006, Rob created a consulting company that specializes in several areas including swim instruction. He began swimming competitively in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) meets at the age of 10. By the age of 13, he was teaching swimming to neighborhood children including those with special needs and those with a fear of water. Rob thinks that being young at heart is a reason that both children and adults trust him. “After all, swimming is fun and that is what has to be conveyed to a student. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on the face of someone who has just overcome a fear or an obstacle to fulfill a goal.” With teaching water safety and confidence as the number one priority, he individualizes each lesson to the needs of the student with emphasis on creativity and fun.
*Has Pool Access in Palm Springs
Swim Instructor: *Has Pool Access in Woodland Hills
Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a private swim instructor. She took swim lessons as a child, and would like to give back to her community by teaching in the same way. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment while teaching such an instrumental skill in the water. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.
Sammy Womack has spent the past three summers working at the pool as a lifeguard. She enjoys helping others and ensuring a safe and fun environment for all private events. She hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from college.
Serving: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood
5 years experience, some of the communities I typically serve:Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica.
Hi! I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, water polo for two (in college) and a swim coach for five; I am very knowledgeable and strong when it comes to water activities. Also as the oldest of five children I have worked in childcare for over 22 years, I have the patience and kindness tohelp your child feel more comfortable and confident in the water. I’m a dual Canadian/American citizen but have lived in five countries and four states and consider myself quite open minded and cultured. Newly married and living in Marina del Rey, I look forward to meeting and working with you! 🙂
6 years experience!
General serving the areas ofBeverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Bel Air, and West Hollywood
Hi, My name is Stacey. I been teaching swimming since 2000. This is my 6th year, teaching swimming with this company. I have experience with children of all ages and children who have have special needs. I use toys and songs to enhance learning. I like to be creative. I enjoy what I do. I am very excited to work with your child or children. To help them be comfortable in the pool.
8 years experience swim teaching, 11 years as lifeguard.
Generally serving the areas aroundWest LA, Beverly Hills, Brentwood
Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, My name is Stefan and I have been a swimmer all my life since I learned how to swim as a kid. I have been a competitive swimmer in school and college, a swim teacher, swim coach and recently a masters swimmer. I love teaching swimming and have tons of experience working with students of different ages from 2 to 80 (I am not kidding 🙂 For me swimming is just a lifestyle. Experience withSpecial needs students: Autism, downsyndrome, multipledisability(with or without mental disorder).
Event Lifeguard for Hire:I have been a certified lifeguard for the last 11 years. My lifeguard philosophy is based on prevention. I believe that every accident can be prevented on time by recognizing unsafe condition behavior etc. I love party lifeguard events meeting different people be a part of somebody’s celebration and important part indeed you make sure nobody get hurt and everyone leaves happy.
Extra specialties:ocean lifeguard experience
34 years experience teaching swimming lessons and coaching; with Happy Swimmers for 8 years. Experience with: infants, children, teens, educational disabilities, adults. Specialties: (She can do it all) and competitive swimming; age group coach; member American Swim Coaches Association.
*Has Pool Access in Westlake Village
Swim Instructor Bio:
I have been teaching at a swim school for three years. My students ranged in age from 2-15, as well as adults as old as 70. My freshman year in college I was honored to be able to teach adults with both mental and physical disabilities. Some of which had never been in a swimming pool. I really enjoy making a difference in peoples lives and possibly saving lives.
I am American Red Cross certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED, and have been the sole lifeguard on duty for camps as well private parties for four years now. While lifeguarding, my goal is to provide a safe environment that will ensure that people of all ages are able to enjoy their swimming and water experience. Lifeguarding allows me to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors while watching people having fun. A fun fact, I like to collect crystals and watch old classic movies.
Common areas I serve among others: Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Malibu