Child taking swim lessons in Los Angeles

 Swimming Skills

The Learn-to-Swim Process is a Fluid One.

What does that mean? It means that not all swimmers will progress from one skill to another in the same order or along the same timeline. As such, I don't work within the constraints of "levels." Rather, I work with swimmers on an individual basis to determine their readiness for new skills to be introduced.

The grid below provides a bare-bones outline of the general skills that will be taught when you take lessons with me. But each skill also has a broad set of sub-skills that are equally important. As such, rather than thinking of learning to swim as checking the box next to an individual skill, I strive to work with you, at your own speed, to reach your specific goals.

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Freestyle

Safe entry into the pool

Safe entry into the pool

Safe entry into the pool

Reach/

hold onto

the Wall

Blow

Bubbles

Float on

Back

Safe entry into the pool

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Water Acclimation

Learn to Swim

Advanced Learning

Breastroke

Freestyle

Backstroke

Bobbing

Gliding

Kicking

Water Submersion

Float on

Back

Treading

Water

Elementary

Backstroke

Diving

Butterfly

Roll over

to breathe

Jump into

the pool

Side

Breathing

Lift Head

to Breathe

Arm Scoops

Climb out of the pool

Embrace the uniqueness of your journey.

Everyone can learn how to swim. But putting pressure or expectations on your timeline can do a disservice. Rather than stifling your learning with the constraints of a timeline, let's set specific goals for your aquatic journey and work together to get there!