Welcome to One with the Water
One with the Water®, as featured in the Sundance Channel’s TV Show Push Girls, offers swimming lessons to children and adults, including those with special needs. We offer Special Needs Swim Lessons for persons with mental or physical challenges. Swimming lessons are available year-round with classes designed to help swimmers learn and improve skills, maintain physical fitness, and achieve success.
Since 1985, we have taught thousands of students how to swim. The approach we use provides 100% success, regardless of age. The method we use to teach is used by many instructors, teaching hundreds of thousands of kids to successfully swim. The technique we teach guarantees you will master an efficient, fluid and beautiful technique, regardless of your athletic skills, flexibility or body-type.
Learning to swim later in life can be a fun and rewarding experience. Adults may take swimming lessons for a variety of reasons: to conquer childhood fears, train for an event, or learn a new skill. The technique we teach guarantees you will master an efficient, fluid and beautiful technique, regardless of your athletic skills, flexibility or body-type. We will help you to achieve your goals.
Our Mission – Be “One with the Water”
One with the Water®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is the best swim school in Los Angeles offering competitive swim training and year-round swim instruction. We emphasize having fun and personally connecting with you so that you can relax and become One with the Water®.
We provide swimming lessons to children and adults, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, sensory integration, anxiety, Down and CHARGE syndrome, auditory processing disorders and dyslexia. We provide lessons to Service-Disabled Veterans and athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments including amputation, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury other disabilities.
We offer swim lessons to those with a desire to improve their swim stroke technique, triathletes looking for the competitive edge in open-water swimming, to people who have never been in the water before and want to learn to swim, and to those of us wanting to take a healthy break from the stress and overstimulation in the world today.
Join the best swim school in Los Angeles and become…
One with the Water®.
Being – Swimming – Sharing – as One with the Water®. Our Passion is being in the water and swimming. Our passion is teaching Swimming Lessons for Kids and Adults.
Why do we teach families to swim?
In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently. We believe every human can and should learn to swim, no matter his or her abilities or age. We believe that learning to swim is a necessary life skill, but should also be a fun experience. We believe everyone deserves an abundant and healthier lifestyle and that swimming, the best all-around fitness activity, provides that. We believe everyone can become One with the Water®.
How do we do it?
By teaching the life-skill of swimming with compassion and empathy, we help you to develop and achieve a healthy lifestyle. In three easy steps, we break apart the stroke technique with drills in floating, kicking, and arm movements.
What do we provide?
We have a fun swim program that will have kids water safe in only four hours. We have a fun swim program that will have adults swimming in only five hours. We have a fun advanced swim program that will teach you to be the most efficient and skilled swimmer you can be. We have a fun triathlon and swim training program that will teach you to live a healthy lifestyle. We use only nationally-ranked and certified instructors to provide you with the best swimming experience possible. Join us today, and become One with the Water®.
Our swimming lesson philosophy at One with the Water is that learning to swim should be simple, practical and fun. We understand that children are different with varying needs and will progress at their own pace. Allowing children to explore and make mistakes is an integral part of learning, which we respect. That is why our instructors are trained to guide the student into becoming One with the Water.
Some children may cry for the first day or two as they try to gain control of a new situation. Parents always know what is best for their children. In a life-saving situation, immediate action is required and this can be developed as a conditioned response. We believe in a no-nonsense method of swim instruction that works. We teach swimming as a life-skill. We call it a life-skill because it could potentially save your or your child’s life.
Our teaching is done as a positive and individualized approach and works for everyone, from complete beginners to competitive swimmers. Our coaches have training in mentoring swimmers with special needs. Swimming will develop inner and physical strength. Swimmers and their families will develop discipline, mutual trust and respect, control, support, pride and the life skill of swimming. These are attributes that can be applied to all areas of life. We expect each swimmer to strive to do his or her best during each lesson. We encourage families to use swimming as a fun, physical, and healthy part of their lifestyle.