Orange County (OC) Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

Happy Swimmers started teaching at-home swim lessons in Southern California and began serving Orange County in 1995. Over the years, our client list has grown to over 400 per year, with thousands of OC children happily swimming.
Do we serve your Orange County area for private swimming lessons? The short answer – most likely.

The cities we serve in Orange County (OC) for swim lessons include:

Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, and by special request Long Beach.
If I’ve missed your city, please ask.

Swim Lesson Tip:

Keep your pool temperature warm for lessons. 86 degrees minimum, is 90-94 ideal so your children don’t spend all their energy trying to keep warm. A pool feels about 20 degrees cooler than air temperature to a child and a 90 degree pool is like 70 degree air. Even though Southern California can get hot in the summer, you need to maintain a heated pool for the in home swim lessons. The focus should be on learning to swim well, and shivering and blue lips make for less effective learning.

We want all our swimming students to have an optimum environment for learning, and need your help to give them the best lessons possible. We look forward to teaching this lifelong skill and are happy to answer as many questions as you have about the swim instruction process.

Orange County (OC) Swim Lessons Staff

Angela Nichols, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

home in Anaheim, 10 years experience!

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.

Jason Sanchez, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Swimaholic


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

Julio Santos, Swim Instructor and Art fan

Orange County

I love to swim teach. I am very patient and encouraging. I like that I get to positively impact lives through this.

9 years experience teaching children’s swim lessons.

Also into basketball, boxing, chess, and rap music.

Serving: Fullerton, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

Karina Toriz, Swim Instructor

Anaheim Hills, and some Simi Valley, 10 years experience!

9 years experience in children’s swim lessons and lifeguarding!

Serving communities like: Fullerton, Whittier, Yorba Linda, La Habra

I have been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I come from a water polo and swim background having played all through junior high, high school, and college!! I have also coached water polo and swim team. I enjoy teaching others the skills they need in order to love and enjoy being in the water too while being safe at the same time 🙂

I have been lifeguarding for 10 years.I have been lifeguarding for 10 years. I love the water and enjoy making sure others are safe while they have fun in the water too. Over the past decade, I have truly come to see the responsibility that comes with being a lifeguard and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love having fun in the pool but safety first- always. I have performed multiple real rescues to both children and adults.

Lindsey DeLuna, Swim Instructor & American Sign Language Interpreter

Orange County

I was a competitive swimmer and water polo player for over 10 years. I’ve taught swim instruction to swimmers ages two to eighteen. I even dabbled on the dive team for a bit, but found that swimming and water polo were my true passions. Being in the pool is my HAPPY place! Fun fact- my freestyle relay team broke a school record at the 2004 Sunset League Championship

Serving: Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo

Megan, Swim Instructor

Ladera Ranch, 10 years experience!

Swimming has always been a major part of my life. It all started with a few summer swim lessons, and before I knew it, I was competing as an age-grouper and years later as a collegiate athlete. Over the past 10 years, I’ve taught swim lessons, coached swim teams, and volunteered as a Special Olympics coach. I’ve worked with all ages (toddlers to adults) and love the challenge of meeting my swimmers exactly where they are to create an individually-tailored program that will be productive and FUN. Maybe it’s about water safety, learning the basics, gaining swim skills, building endurance, or fine-tuning stroke technique. I approach swimming – no matter the level – with the intention of inspiring a meaningful impact that will reach all areas of my swimmers’ lives. I intend to evoke a life-long love of the water and swimming through my swim instruction. Swimming is so much more than a sport – I view it as a true gift in my life, and it brings me pure joy to share it with others as a Happy Swimmers Swim Instructor.

Home turf area to serve: Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, and the Beach Cities

Mo, Private Swim Instructor

Los Angeles/ Orange County

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!!!😀

Nikki Duplisea, Swim Instructor & Part time Traveler

Orange County, CA

I have taught swimming in the public, private and parts of the world and states in the United States. I have taught all different types of methods, and styles of swimming. I have taught with the American Red Cross, City Recreation Departments, YMCA, YWCA and private backyard pools. I have also had my own business teaching swimming, but it all boils down to one thing and that is keeping you SAFE in the water and making you COMFORTABLE in the water!

40+ years experience 🙂

Serving: Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and San Clemente

Patricia, Swim Instructor and Mermaid and Shark Expert

Orange County, CA

I was born on an island and started swimming when I was three. I was a swimmer and a diver in high school and during college. I have a lot of experience teaching swimming from beginners to advanced. I’m also a Marine Biologist and a Scuba Diver. I love teaching swimming and helping people enjoy the water.

Serving: Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Coto de Caza, Aliso Niguel.

Sophia, Swim Instructor & Beach Enthusiast

Orange County, CA

I played water polo and did swim competitively for 4 years and have been coaching and teaching for 5 years. I have taught ages 2-17 and I take pride in my clients comfortability in the water after our lessons, I also have experience teaching students with special needs. I think making the lesson fun really helps with how much each student progresses and affects their will to learn the skills and practice them!

Serving: Fullerton, Anaheim, Newport, Orange

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