Join us for lap swim, swim team, swim lessons, or just plain fun recreational swimming! Amid a stunning setting, our facilities include a Junior Olympic size swimming pool and a spacious baby pool.

On Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer, the pool remains open until 9:00 pm for evening barbecues.

Swim lessons are not cancelled for rain, only if there is lightning. The pool is 85F so participants will be warm and wet no matter the weather!

Swim Lessons

Group classes, private, and semi-private swim lessons are available for all ages. Both classes and lessons are 25 minutes in length and start at the appointed time. If you are late in arriving the lesson clock will have started and will end promptly 25 minutes after the start time.

Payments are required at the time of scheduling lessons. Block price rates are available for private and semi-private lessons packages. Group classes are offered in sessions and prices are listed on the registration website.

The LRD swim lesson cancellation policy is to charge for any lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the start time. Exceptions are at the discretion of the managers only. There will be no refunds at the end of the season for any unused lessons.

Please notify the LRD if your child has any medical issues that might impact their swim lessons.

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons
These lessons are taught by our most experienced instructors who have the ability to instruct all levels. A semi-private lesson is a group of 2 swimmers which YOU put together.

Group Swim Classes
LRD swim lessons emphasize water safety, proper techniques and fun! We offer swim levels from Water Babies to advanced. Our students progress at their own pace. LRD swim instruction is based on levels of accomplishment and safety. Our instructors evaluate participants and then recommend the appropriate level of instruction.

Water Babies:
Ages 6 months to 3 years old. A parent/adult join their student in the water and are introduced to swimming through a variety of games and songs. (max 6 babies)

Water Tots:
2 yrs old and not requiring a parent/adult to participate in the water.
This class focuses on building water safety, water skills such as floating, bobbing, jumps and fun! (max 3 tots)

Swim Skills:
3 years old for children who are not yet water safe independent swimmers. Class focus is on swimming, floating and breathing. (max 3 students)

Levels 1, 2, 3
The focus of Levels 1, 2, and 3 is a continuation of water safety and to promote kicking, correct body position and is the basis for Stroke Technique. Level 1 Beginner (max 3 students) students focus on developing independence, confidence and basic safety skills. Skills include bobbing, floating, retrieving objects, water entry and exit, pool safety and moving through the water.

Number of lessons
PRIVATE (1 student)
SEMI-PRIVATE (2 students)
GROUP CLASSES (per student)
1 session (4 classes)

This chart shows the cost per lesson and packages of lessons. The semi-private cost is for 2 students that you bring to the lesson. Group Classes are session based with typically 4 class meetings per session and are priced per student.

Swim Team

View the current swim team schedule here.

The Ladera Dolphins swim team is a member of the West Bay Swim League. Emphasis is placed on fun, participation, personal improvement and friendly competition. The team is open only to members of the LRD, who are at least 5 years old. Swimmers 6 and under must be able to swim one length of the pool. Swimmers 7 and up must be able to swim two lengths. There are special activities and trips for swim team members as well as weekly swim meets. Our goal is for team members to enjoy a positive experience with competitive swimming.

Swim team is a totally self-supporting enterprise. Fees cover coaches’ salaries, league fees, equipment, supplies, team member trophies, swim caps, subsidies for the awards dinner, and other miscellaneous expenses.

The swim team is made up of three groups; the coaches, the swimmers, and the parents. The coaches make swimming fun for the swimmers, while teaching them about the fundamentals, mechanics, and sportsmanship of swimming. The swimmers’ job is to do their best to learn, and make being part of the team enjoyable for themselves and their peers.

Parents are a vital part of the team! They support and encourage the swimmers, provide transportation to team functions, and provide most of the manpower at those functions. Parents make being a part of the team possible, and without their involvement we would not have a team. The more involved they are, the better the team will be. Assisting at the meets is extremely easy and also required. There is a job and a place for everyone. Parents must sign up for a specific number of jobs at registration to make sure meets run smoothly, thus making it a very enjoyable summer for everyone.

Regardless of where we place in the meets, we count our greatest achievement as having a team of kids who have a wonderful time. We place a very high value on our kids learning team spirit as well as being proud of their personal season improvements.

To sign up for Swim Team:
STEP 1:   Join the LRD (only if you haven’t already done so)
STEP 2:   Sign up for Swim Team
STEP 3:   Register with Swimtopia
STEP 4:   Order Team Suits