Swim Lessons

Swim School

What separates Waterworks Aquatics from other programs is that we emphasize “muscle memory” and technique refinement using a structured yet sensitive approach. Grouped by age and ability, students benefit from small classes and personalized attention.

Our Orange County based swimming school provides swimming lessons at our Irvine facility for a client base who come from the surrounding areas of Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa.

Listed below are just a few of the programs we offer.

Our private swim lessons are available for students of all ages.

With one instructor and one student, the learning process will be accelerated. Your child will receive personalized attention at an optimal level.

Depending on the student's skill level, they will progress from learning the basics of putting their face in the water all the way to refining their stroke technique.

Private swim instruction helps minimize distractions for younger children and creates a focused learning environment for older children who need one-on-one attention.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-private swim lessons offer students the opportunity to interact with another student of a similar age and ability while still receiving personal attention.

We will pair your child with another student of a similar age and ability or you may schedule your child's lessons with a friend.

Our semi-private lessons differ from other programs in that our instructors are trained to eliminate “dead time.” Both children are encouraged to observe one another and remain active throughout the swimming lesson.

Both children are encouraged to observe one another and remain active throughout the swimming lesson.

*Students age 13 and older must provide their own partner if choosing to register for semi-private classes.

Parent and Me Lessons

In our Parent and Me swimming classes, also known as Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me, the instructor will facilitate the learning process between you and your child.

In a fun, relaxed environment, skills are taught through repetition of songs and activities.
The class emphasizes positive reinforcement and progress at a comfortable pace for you and your child.

Waterworks Aquatics offers three different classes in our Parent and Me program:

Our Beginner class is an introductory class for new students. Instructors will explain skill sets and routines as well as assist parents with submersions, back floating, and movement in the water.
(ages 3 months to 3 years)

Independent submersions, breath control, and rolling to the back are three skills that are emphasized in the Intermediate class. Parents are encouraged to allow their children to become more independent in the water.
(ages 3 months to 3 years)

Our Advanced class is designed to transition students from the Parent & Me classes to Private or Semi-Private classes. Instructors will work with each student during the class and help them develop the skills necessary to swim independently.
(ages 3 months to 3 years)

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Stroke Clinic

Stroke clinic classes at Waterworks Aquatics are designed for students who desire to learn more advanced swimming techniques in a group setting.

Many children who have potential to become great swimmers and are placed on swim teams. However, without adequate guidance and instruction, children do not learn proper swimming technique.

Our Stroke Clinic puts emphasis on proper technique over speed. A strong technical foundation will ensure that students progress much faster when the time comes for them to work on speed. The stroke clinic is exciting and fast paced, and students will receive a great workout.

Learn more about Stroke Clinic

Adult Lessons

It is never too late to learn to swim! From beginners to triathletes, our swimming lessons for adults are ideal for anyone who desires to improve their technique or conquer their fear of the water. Our trained instructors will guide you through basic skills and our lessons are tailored to meet your individual needs. Adult swimming lessons are private and can be scheduled according to instructor availability.

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In addition to swim lessons, Waterworks Aquatics offers a variety of programs for children and adults. Whether you are looking for a swim camp or water aerobics class, you will discover that Waterworks Aquatics offers the highest quality aquatics programs in the southern California area. Our dedication to aquatic fitness extends beyond our swim school to other programs that benefit people of all ages and abilities.