Learn to Swim

Free or affordable swim lessons all summer long for kids and adults at LA City pools

Sign Up for Swim Classes

Complete the steps below to find the nearest swim classes available for your child

We are offering five swim sessions this summer! Sign up online or at your local pool during the registration period to confirm your spot. All sessions consist of ten 25 minute lessons over two weeks. To ensure you sign up for the right level, visit your local pool to complete an assessment today!

*Limited spots available for online registration.
**Registration closes after the second class per session
#1 June 17 *Online OPENS: June 12 @1:00 pm Walk-In: June 15 - June 18
#2 July 1 June 29 - July 2
#3 July 15 July 13 - July 16
#4 July 29 July 27 - July 30
#5 August 12 August  10 - August 13

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Swim Class Assessment

Get your FREE Swim Assessment completed BEFORE registration opens. Visit your nearest pool during regular hours of operation to complete your assessment.

It is extremely important to make sure you register for the appropriate class for your skill level, especially for Levels 3 and up as we move into deeper water, we want to make sure that participants are ready for that next level.

Everyone will receive another assessment the first day of class in order to ensure they have been placed in the right level.

If you do not receive an assessment and are registered for an incorrect level, you are at risk to being removed from the class roster, with no guaranteee of a spot in the class of your appropriate level for that session.

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Youth Aquatic Sports

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Diving is classified as an art as well as a sport. The diver must have total body control and good kinesthetic awarenes. Divers compete in one-meter springboard events. Workouts are designed to build endurance, refine proper technique and execution of a dive from start to finish.


The program is designed to provide a team environment that fosters growth in competitive swimming by improvement of swimming stroke and technique. Workouts are designed to build endurance, efficient strokes, starts, turns and finishes are part of the team focus.

Kids Swimming
Kids Swimming


USA Synchro has changed the name to Artistic Swimming and will no longer be recognized as Synchronized Swimming. Designed to indroduce young swimmers to competitive Artistic Swimming. It's a hybrid form of swimming, dance, gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music. It demands good water skills, strength, endurance, flexibility, good breathing control when underwater, and precise timing.


The Junior Lifeguard Program is a class designed to teach children ages 10 to 17 years old basic water safety, skin diving, CPR, First Aid, and small crafts skills.

Kids Swimming

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Water polo is a 7 team member (6 field players / 1 goal keeper) water sport that consist of basic fundamental skills: swimming, treading water (egg-beater) and passing (ball skills). Workouts are designed to build endurance, skills set, and team work.

FREE Water Safety Seminar

Drowning is preventable! The Department of Recreation & Parks, Citywide Aquatics want you and your family to be safe and prepared around any body of water this summer. Come by any City of LA pool on June 8th & June 30th to receive life saving training for FREE during our water safety skills presentations from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. These demonstrations are open to the public and pool admission will be free all day for those who attend!

Swim Safety
Swim Safety

Calendar : Upcoming important dates/events

June 8

Opening Day- All pools will have Water Safety Presentation from 12:00pm - 1:00pm Open House - Free to the public from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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June 9

Youth Sports Aquatics Team Registration- open online & in person starting at 9:00am
Youth Sports Aquatic Teams

June 12

Online registration for swim lessons starting at 1:00pm
Visit reg.laparks.org to create your online profile today!
Subscribe to the SwimLA mailing list to be notified when registration opens

June 15

Walk-in registration for swim lessons at all pools starting at 9:00am

June 17

First day of swim lessons and team practices

June 20

World’s Largest Swim Lesson

June 29-July 2

Registration for session # 2 of swim lessons-online and walk-ins available starting at 9:00am

July 13-16

Registration for session # 3 of swim lessons- online and walk-ins available starting at 9:00am

June 27

Lifeguard Test at EXPO

July 27-30

Registration for session # 4 of swim lessons- online and walk-ins available starting at 9:00am

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