Winter swim lessons make Summer swimmers
Learning to swim takes more than a summer. Prepare your kids for parties, beach trips, vacations and days at the pool next summer by starting your water safety journey this winter. Safe Swim brings accessible swim lessons to New Orleans area all year long. We use a play-based curriculum and trauma informed practices to help babies 2 months old to adults learn water safety and how to swim.
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We offer 3 types of programming at Safe Swim for all budgets, goals and needs. Choose the best option for your family. All of our classes are taught by our patient, knowledgable instructors with the same objectives-focused, play-based curriculum.
Our classes are held between 8 am - 12 noon Saturdays and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4-7:30. Click on the links below to find the exact time/schedule for your needs. Because there are many offerings, try filtering by day/time or level if needed. If you look through the classes can't find an opening for your needs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Can't swim? This is your year! We have a welcoming, judgement free, fun and safe place for you to learn to swim. Complete beginners who are afraid of the water are welcome. We have two levels, beginners or intermediate/advanced. All adult classes are a part of our community program which are low cost classes.
Learn More About Our Programs
Our goals are to make swim instruction accessible for all people in order to save lives and inspire the next generation of leaders in aquatics.
Baby and Toddler Classes
Ages 8 weeks to 35 months
We are passionate about teaching babies water safety skills because we know drowning is the leading cause of accidental childhood death for kids 1-4. We teach our students to float if they fall in the water and then to swim to safety while educating parents on how to be safer around the water. We use gentle, play-based and trauma- informed methods with our babies, building trust, connection and communication while teaching them life saving skills. Our classes also aid in babies’ development. Did you know that babies who swim outperform their peers in developmental milestones? Our program develops the linguistic, physical, sensory, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills and psychosocial needs of infants and toddlers. We offer standard and community lessons for this age group.
Standard Swim Lessons
From Survival Skills to Swim Team
We use a play-based and trauma-informed curriculum to inspire our the students to thrive in the water. Our goals are to teach swimmers how to float if they fall in the pool, then how to swim independently with comfortable breaths, and finally prepare them for swim team with advanced stroke technique. Our skill levels range from water acclimation for anxious swimmers to advanced technique classes for competitive swimmers. Our standard classes offer exceptional program quality for standard prices.
Community Swim Lessons
Affordable Swim Lessons
Our mission is to make swimming instruction accessible for all people. We offer low cost lessons for families with low incomes. These classes follow the same curriculum as our standard lessons and the same qualified instructors teach each class with care. Community lessons include infants 8 weeks to toddlers, kids, special needs, teens and a robust adult program. Medicaid card is required for participation.