Best Swimming Lessons and Classes for Kids in Los Angeles

Dive in! The water is always fine. Photo courtesy of the Academy Swim Club
Dive in! The water is always fine. Photo courtesy of the Academy Swim Club

LA kids are practically born in the water, which is why it is important to enroll kids in swimming lessons in Los Angeles at an early age. With the help of a patient, qualified instructors, kids can learn water confidence, comfortability, and crucial safety skills. Whether your child is just getting familiar with the water or looking to hone their talent and join the school swim team, there are plenty of wonderful schools all over Los Angeles that offer a variety of swimming lessons, including schools in the South Bay, Westside, and the valleys. We've even compiled a list of schools with instructors that will come to your private pool. 

If you're looking specifically for baby and toddler swimming lessons, we rounded up the best places that teach babies as young as a few weeks old! And you can find more great classes for kids, and even book a class online, in our directory of classes and listings. Check our Los Angeles Classes for Kids Guide for more kids’ activities and classes for kids of all ages and interests.

Places featured in this article:


Culver City Municipal Plunge

Culver City Municipal Plunge

Address provided upon registration

Waterworks Swim School Torrance

Waterworks Aquatics at Gerrish in Pasadena
Kids Club at the Lakes
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks - 10:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Runway Kid's Club
Runway Playa Vista - 10:00 AM
Studio Ghibli Fest
Participating Theaters, such as Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE - 1:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides