Santa Monica & Venice Locations
FROM THE CRADLE TO THE WAVE
We are true water lovers and mentors to our students. From baby swimmers to bucket list wave riding, we believe in helping to create a lifelong love for the water.
COACH SYD LOVELACE'S WATER BALANCE METHOD
In the pool, our initial goal is to get children comfortable and balanced in a horizontal position on their stomach and back. This position will allow them the best opportunity to master the art and athleticism of bending the water to create forward motion. Once they become balanced, our coaches will assist the child's body and mind to form new connections and muscle memory. This creates the ability for a child to direct their body in an efficient manner towards a desired target. The next step is coordinating their breathing and focusing on making their strokes more efficient and faster to a point where they can maintain them throughout their entire life. If a child has an aversion to water, touching his/her face in it can affect how quickly they pick up swim skills. We help those that have this challenge with bathtub homework and by redirecting their anxiety to a specific target or task. We believe in abundant positive verbal reinforcements and gentle persistence. We emphasize fun, safe, and efficient techniques in a creative and nurturing environment.
WE HAVE BEEN WITH LA SURF AND SWIM FOR OVER A YEAR AND COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. OUR KIDS HAVE BLOSSOMED WITH THEIR SWIM METHOD. WE FEEL SAFE WITH OUR KIDS IN THE POOL WITHOUT FLOATIES AND THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING IN THE WATER. MY TWO-YEAR-OLD CAN HOLD HIS BREATH WHILE SWIMMING UNDERWATER AND MY FIVE-YEAR-OLD IS LEARNING HOW TO DO BUTTERFLY, FREESTYLE, AND BREAST STROKES. THE TEAM IS REALLY NICE AND ACCOMMODATING - IT FEELS LIKE A REAL FAMILY!