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Started in 2005 by four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy offers a learn to swim program for children of all ages. The school's mission is to "teach and inspire children to be water safe." Since the company's founding, Krayzelburg's crew has taught thousands of children how to be safe, proficient swimmers. Their methodology walks students through the fundamentals of swimming all the way to learning freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
During group classes, private lessons, and parent-tot sessions, the team uses an eight-level SwimRight method to build proper form. The approach is based on 40 years of swim-instruction techniques, and it graduates students from basic water-safety skills to more advanced strokes.
In addition to the two locations in California, the academy offers lessons at 11 partner sites across the country. The Los Angeles academy is located on the premises of the Westside Jewish Community Center within a remodeled aquatic center with two swimming pools, a 90-degree kids' pool, and a lap pool that is kept at a cozy 85 degrees. The San Fernando Valley academy is located in the de Toldeo High School in West Hills and features a newly remodeled pool with easy access to the locker rooms and showers.