Aquatics and Water Polo

Swim and diving instruction, swim teams, camps, and synchronized swimming; plus water polo classes, clubs and camps. Also see: Fishing and Boating. For additional resources, see our current issue.

American Red Cross

Classes (5+) include first aid and CPR, plus referrals to Red Cross-certified swim programs and instructors.

Deep Blue Swim School

Deep Blue Swim School offers free infant classes (3-5 months), private lessons, parent-and-me swim classes, pre-competitive swim team, snorkeling clinics, and scuba for kids year round in their 92 degree indoor and ozone-filtrated pools.

Diving Instruction

Currently looking for talented kids (6+), from learn-to-dive beginners, to high school divers, to elite national competitors.

Golden West Swim Lessons

Group and private swim lessons are offered June – August at Golden West College’s Aquatic Facility. Class offerings include: Parent and Me, Preschool (ages 3-5), Level 1-5 (ages 6+) and Water Polo.

Junior Lifeguards

A list of cities and state park offer summer Junior Lifeguard programs for boys and girls (7-17).

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

May-August: City of Lakewood Pre-Summer/Summer Aquatics. February- April: Swim Lessons by Lakewood Aquatics

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Beginning to intermediate swim instruction (3+); year-round. Parent and child, (9 mos-3 yrs), recreational swimming and classes.

Recreation Departments and Colleges

City recreation departments and colleges offering swim instruction and water polo.

Rocket Fish Swimming, Jr. Lifeguard Prep & Swim Lessons

Rocket Fish Swimming practices at the new Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Rocket Fish is a high-quality swim experience with an emphasis on two main goals: 1) character development and 2) stroke development for swimmers ages 5-14.

Southern California Swim Teams

Southern California Swimming (SCS) oversees city and community club teams. Swimmers (4+) are grouped according to age and ability for year-round, weekday workouts and weekend competitions.

Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center & Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

The following programs are offered at Splash! in their heated 25-yard pool. Special rates are available for schools and camps. For more information or to register for a class, call Splash!, or check out their website.

U.S. Synchronized Swimming

Provides information on So Cal clubs (3+), plus additional resources.

United Waterpolo Club

Take your kids’ swimming to the next level! Newbies can now join United Waterpolo Club (UPWC). Since it was founded in 2007, UWPC has garnered eight national championships. Dedicated to teaching and promoting water polo to youth throughout Southern California, the non-profit club offers competitive programs for boys and girls (5-14).

USA Water Polo

Provides information on clubs, clinics, camps and tournaments for boys and girls (7+).

Wading and Spray Pools

Wading and spray pools (3-8) are open during the summer months