The instructors at Waterworks Aquatics believe anyone can learn to swim, no matter their age. This belief drives each instructor-led session, accommodating everyone from babies as young as 3 months old who are just getting acquainted with the water, to older children learning more advanced strokes and adults learning to swim for the first time. The instructors focus on teaching stroke techniques that utilize muscle memory and rhythms that are easy to grasp, while cultivating a fun, relaxed environment to help reduce students' anxiety. They lead private, semi-private, group, and Parent and Me lessons, all of which move at the pace of the swimmers' abilities. Beyond bestowing swimmers with efficient form, the lessons also help them stay safe in the water by teaching them how to control their breathing, reduce unnecessary movement, and stay completely still in the presence of pool krakens to avoid begin seen.
The Little Osaka outpost of this international organization founded in 1844 has a massive number of facilities under one roof. The YMCA Westside Branch sports both an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, plus a fitness center complete with free weights and machines, three racquetball courts and a basketball court. There’s even a small outdoor running track to give guests an excuse to enjoy the L.A. sunshine. Like many YMCAs, the focus at the Westside Family YMCA is on the community programs, whether its children’s swim classes, sports leagues for kids or group exercise classes for adults, featuring known workouts like Zumba and yoga. Added together, there are full gym chains with fewer options than this well-known Y keeps under one roof.
California summer days can be unbearably hot. The best way to cool off is by taking a dip in the refreshing pool, so you can enjoy the sunshine while beating the heat. At Recreation Center Stoner Pool, Los Angeles, the pool is open as early as the beginning of June. In the hottest summer hours before 5 p.m., one can enjoy riding down the slide into the sparkling cool water for a quick adrenaline rush while cooling down. For those new to swimming, whether child, adult or senior, can take advantage of the pool’s semi-private or private swimming lessons. Safety is the Recreation Center Stoner Pool’s number one concern, and anyone desiring to swim in the deep area of the pool will need to pass a swimming proficiency test.