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Youth Aquatic Sports

Springboard Dive Team

Springboard 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.

Team SwimLA

Available year-round. 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.

Artistic 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.

Junior Lifeguards

The Junior Lifeguard Program is offered to participants ages 10 through 17. Jr. Lifeguards are introduced to skills which are a basis of Lifeguard Training for the City of Los Angeles. The Training includes Lifeguard Skills, water safety, CPR, First Aid, emergency response, snorkeling, small crafts, volunteerism, Swim Lesson assisting.

The design of this program is driven by the Mission of Aquatics. The training is meant to instill principles and inspire youth to one day seek employment at our pools. The primary objective is teaching Jr. lifeguards the importance of safety in the aquatic environment and the value of teamwork.

The daily physical training and lectures are intended to prepare participants for sponsored competitions and field trips. Jr. Lifeguard participants will receive a uniform, skill completion awards, and participation award.

Water Polo

Water polo is a seven 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.

Youth Aquatic Programming

Learn to Surf PlayLA Signature Program

Learn to Surf is an introductory program, where youth will get the opportunity to go to the beach and learn water safety, beach safety, how to stand on a surfboard and ultimately catch a wave. Transportation will be provided for the participants to get to the beach. Program is limited to youth aged 10 to 17.

Price: $10
Swimming Assessment: Jr Lifeguard: 100 yds medley (25 yds of each stroke of breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke and freestyle) and 200 yds freestyle. OR Level 6: Swim 500 yds continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yds of each stroke.
Session length: 4 days*

Session Times
8:30 AM onsite pick up to 3:00 PM

Registration begins November 5 at 9 am
Session #1: January 7 to January 29
Saturdays: Algin Sutton and Roosevelt
Sunday: Celes King III and Hubert Humphrey

Registration begins on January 21 at 9 am
Session #2: February 4 to February 20
Saturdays: EG Roberts and Venice HS
Sundays: Echo Deep and Van Ness

Registration begins on February 18 at 9 am
Session #3: March 4 to March 26
Saturdays: Richard Alatorre and Van Nuys Sherman Oaks
Sundays: Westwood and LACES

*Due to the unpredictable weather, some classes may be cancelled due to unsafe conditions. If a class is cancelled, there will be no make-ups or refunds for that class.

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Play LA Para Surfing Clinics

Join PlayLA’s Youth Adaptive Sports Program this summer for inclusive Para Surfing camps for youth with physical disabilities ages 7-17 at no cost! All skill levels are welcome to participate. Venice Beach Lifeguard Station #21 August 6 | August 20 | September 17 8a.m. to 12p.m. Free beach parking Access Trax All boards, wetsuits and rashguards provided.

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Upcoming Events

  • May 14

    Artistic Swim LA City Novice Championships 9:00am – 5:00pm
    PLAY LA Day Summer Launch @ 9:30am

  • May 15

    Water Polo City Championships

  • May 21

    TSLA Championship Meet

  • May 30

    Memorial Day; pools closed

  • June 5

    Open Water Lifeguard Academy graduation

  • June 12

    Opening Day; pools reopen for the summer

  • June 13

    New aquatic programs Camp Splash & Learn to Surf launches @ 8:00am

  • June 18

    Registration for Session #1 of swim lessons open @ 9:00am

  • June 23

    World’s Largest Swim Lesson

  • June 25

    Lifeguard Swim Test
    Registration for Session #2 of swim lessons open @ 9:00am

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