City of L.A. expands affordable swim program for ages 4 – 17

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Jump in the water Mon., June 18 – Fri., Aug. 31

School’s out, which means summer’s in! As the temperatures rise, splash into a fun and healthy sport with SwimLA, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks’ newly expanded and affordable swim program for kids.

SwimLA ensures that every young Angeleno between the ages of 4 to 17 has an opportunity to learn to swim by increasing the number of lessons offered at all L.A. City pools, expanding the availability of swim scholarships and promoting the importance of water safety.

With drowning a leading cause of death for children in L.A. County, it’s important that kids learn to swim and know how to be safe around all bodies of water, from pools, fountains and beaches to rivers, streams and lakes.

Through SwimLA, kids learn a lifesaving skill that no one should be without, with lessons taught by City-certified lifesaving professionals.

The City of Los Angeles is also committed to making sure that every family, regardless of income, can sign up their children for swim lessons. With the generous support of partners, including Kaiser Permanente, LA84 and the American Red Cross, SwimLA has boosted the number of swim scholarships available so that cost is never a barrier.

As L.A. prepares to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028, SwimLA is the first of many exciting new sports and fitness programs that will be offered to young Angelenos.

SwimLA lessons are offered in two-week sessions from Monday, June 18 until Friday, August 31. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are available. To find your neighborhood L.A. City pool and register for swim lessons visit SwimLA.org or call Citywide Aquatics at (323) 906-7953. Space is limited so sign up today!

 

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