Head Above Water Swim School was established in 2002, with the purpose of providing private one-on-one swim lessons for all ages of swimmers, infant through adult. We believe in customizing every lesson to meet the unique needs for each individual swimmer and we strive to make each and every swimmer's experience a positive one!

We provide services 7 days/week at our facility in West Los Angeles and we are working on expanding to our 2nd location soon! In addition to providing lessons at our West LA pool, we also offer Group Parent & Me lessons for clients who have access to their own pool as well as private in-home lessons, which are taught by the owner of Head Above Water.


We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to the Head Above Water swim family!

Our Philosophy

We believe that learning to swim is an essential skill that can not only save an individual's life, but can also increase his/her self-esteem and confidence! The lessons learned in the pool will benefit a swimmer for a lifetime.


Learning styles can vary significantly between individuals. Our experienced, friendly swim instructors customize their teaching methods to each individual swimmer, ensuring each swimmer gets a tailored experience to best meet his/her needs and goals. 

Central to our philosophy is the element of FUN! We believe that children learn best when they are in a playful environment and our lessons reflect this. 


Additionally, we never use fins or floaties in the learn-to-swim process as these devices can instill a false sense of security in the swimmer.

Worry-Free Guarantee!

We are a kid and adult-friendly swim lesson company! We are always here to work through any and all challenges the swimmer might face in the learn-to-swim process. And although we never foresee a need for you to stop your swim lessons prematurely, if at any point during your time with our program you need to stop your swim lessons, we are happy to hold a credit for you for future use or offer a refund for any unused classes.


Learning to swim does take patience and practice. For more tips about the learn-to-swim process, click HERE!

Customer Service Commitment

Customer Service is at the forefront of our business. Head Above Water is committed to offering the highest quality of service in Southern California, both in and out of the pool. From the office staff to the swim instructor staff, we aim to deliver the best customer service possible and we strive to exceed the expectations of our valued clients. It is  a privilege and a pleasure to serve you in all your aquatic needs.