Head Above Water Swim School was established in 2002 to provide swim lessons in the privacy and familiarity of a swimmer's own pool. We have since expanded to provide our services to clients who don't have their own pool (click here to learn more about our location in West Los Angeles).


We specialize in private, one-on-one swim lessons for all ages, infant through adult. We customize every lesson to each swimmer's specific, unique needs.


We serve over 500 families annually and we would love to welcome 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! Although we never foresee a need to cancel any swim lessons, if at any point during your class series 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 classes that have not been taken. We are here to work through any and all challenges the swimmer might face in the learn-to-swim process.


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 Los Angeles 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 exceed the expectations of our valued clients. It is  a privilege and a pleasure to serve you in all your aquatic needs.