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Recreation & Lap Swim

  Lap Swim Availability

Swim Lessons

Adult Fitness Swim Class

Wet Water Workout

  Specialty Classes:

  Sharks Swim Team

  Water Polo

  Synchronized Swim

Entry Fees*



Water Safety Instructor

Guard Start

Employment Opportunity



Financial Assistance



Pool Allocation Guidelines

Permit Application

Birthday Permit Application


Related Info

Related Links

Local Pools Info

Water Safety

Camp Information

Pool & Diving Rules*

Fall 2015 Swim Lesson Information

Click here for more information on Group Lessons

Click here for more information on Semi Private Lessons

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updated 11/1/11   

Groups or individuals desiring to provide coaching or instruction at the Santa Monica Swim Center must obtain a permit. Private instruction (one-on-one) is not permissible. Permit guidelines and applications can be obtained on this website or at the Santa Monica Swim Center.

The following characteristics are examples of instruction in progress and are not permissible:
~ A swimmer in the water at the wall the majority of the time and sending off another swimmer and giving corrective feedback on swimming techniques.

~ A swimmer is intently focused on the swimming partner they are with and the skills they are performing.

~ Progressive structure involved in the swimming activities given with little or no play or lap swimming

~ Detailed and technical descriptions of activities are given prior to a swimmer performing a skill, as well as corrective feedback delivered after the skill is completed.

~ Spending more than 5 minutes drilling a swimmer in the same skill with little or no play or lap swimming involved, and using multiple teaching techniques and methods.




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Labor Day Hours!

Monday September 7, 2015

10:00am - 6:00pm


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Santa Monica

Swim Center

2225 16th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405


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