Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 15, 2012

Swim San Diego

Summer is fast-approaching and warm weather means lots of fun in the sun and water. I’m hoping to get my little guy out on a surf board this summer, but not without some solid swim lessons first. There are a lot of great swim lesson options available in San Diego.

I rely on Yelp and the reviews of other San Diegans for restaurants and other services, so it seemed like a good place to start. According to Yelp, the following are among the highest ranked swim lessons in San Diego.

Mission Valley YMCA is the highest rated and within a few minutes on their website it’s easy to see that the Youth Aquatics program has a lot to offer. Infant/Toddler classes for 3-48 months-old, preschool classes for 3-5 year olds, youth classes for 6-13 year olds, swim team and private lessons are available. You need not be a member, but members do get reduced pricing.

Aqua Pros Swim School, located in Clairemont, provides lessons at both their location, the Indoor Saline pool at the Boys and Girls Club on Clairemont Mesa Blvd, or at your home. They offer a free introductory class which allows the instructor to evaluate your child for placement and allows you to see the type of instruction they offer. Pricing is determined by the number of days per week you’d like your child to attend and discounted rates are given for the 3rd and 4th child in the family.

Jennifer Mills- Water Safety Instructor, located in Chula Vista, received high praise for both instructing children and adults. I did not find a website for her, but for further information she can be reached at (619) 436-8255.

Noonan Family Swim School offers swim lessons throughout San Diego and Riverside County, including Linda Vista, Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch, Del Mar and Murrieta/Temecula. Their Splash Babies infant swim lessons program is specifically geared for infants and toddlers. Once your child has graduated Splash Babies they offer a color-coded program where your child progresses through the levels based on their age and skill level.

AquaSafe Swimming in Point Loma offers private and semi-private lessons at their location, Gold’s Gym on Sports Arena Blvd, or at your home. A session generally runs two weeks, Monday-Friday, for a total of 10 20-30 minute lessons.

There are also great options at the various city pools. Among those highly rated are the La Mesa Municipal Pool and the City of Coronado Aquatics Center.  Other options can be found at the City of San Diego Aquatics Program site.

With so many great options available you can pretty much find a class to fit your needs. There are group, private and semi-private classes available weekdays, evenings and weekends all over San Diego County. Water safety is a key element of summer fun in San Diego.


Written by: chad

Categories: Coronado, Culture, Downtown San Diego, San Diego Attractions

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