La Petite Baleen Swim Schools in Half Moon Bay
775 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019 650-276-0882
Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:45 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Teaching children since 1979
Has your child always watched pool parties from the sidelines, not confident enough in their swimming abilities to jump into a pool teeming with other children? Do they want to learn how to swim, but when you’ve tried to teach them, they panic? Alternatively, do you want to ensure that your little ones know how to stay safe in and around water even when you’re not around?
At La Petite Baleen Swim Schools in Half Moon Bay, CA, we’ll have your child comfortable and playful in the water as they learn how to swim. When it comes to swim classes, Half Moon Bay, CA makes sense as a location for toddler and infant swim classes because of its proximity to the coast. Our original La Petite Baleen location, this cozy coast-side facility offers a 90-degree 16' x 38' indoor pool. With a maximum of three classes at a time, you know that your child has the space to learn and constant supervision in the water. Built in 1985, our facility and staff provide high-quality, safe, fun swimming classes for kids that Half Moon Bay residents have loved for over 30 years.
A Covered Poolside Play Area and Other Amenities
Our swim school in Half Moon Bay, CA has separate men’s and women’s changing rooms with rinse-off stations, as well as a supervised changing area for older children on our back patio. Your children are guaranteed to love our covered poolside play area and our outdoor jungle gym park. You’re bound to love plenty of on-deck seating that you can relax in while you watch your little one learn to thrive in the water. One great feature we offer that everyone loves is our water slide, which opens at the end of every class session for children aged 3 and up!
Swimming Classes at Half Moon Bay's La Petite Baleen
At La Petite Baleen Swim Schools, we have an award-winning swim curriculum for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults. Our children’s swim classes are for those aged 2 months to 18 years, and we offer group, semi-private, and private lessons. Our adult swim classes are for those aged 18 years and up and follow excellent curriculum at a pace that keeps learning interesting and fun. We also offer several specialty courses, including pre-competitive swimming and water fitness for those who are interested.
Why You Should Let Us Teach Your Kids How to Swim
While you may consider yourself a savvy, capable swimmer, it’s best to leave teaching your kids how to swim to the professionals at La Petite Baleen Swim Schools. Here are a few reasons why:
- Proper Technique – Our professional swim instructors know the appropriate technique for every type of swimming stroke, not just the dog paddle. From the butterfly stroke to the breaststroke, backstroke, and sidestroke, we’ll break down each type step-by-step, so it’s easier for your child to learn. It’s essential to know the correct positioning of the hands, legs, head, and body in each type of stroke to make it the most effective.
- Less Anxiety – Working one-on-one with a swim instructor can be less intimidating than learning how to swim with a parent. Children are less likely to resist trying something new with one of our friendly, encouraging instructors than they are with their parents whom they’re more prone to tune out. Some children also take comfort in learning how to swim in a group of their peers.
- Water Safety – We always begin by teaching your child about basic water safety. Early swimming lessons include learning to enjoy being in the water and learning to get comfortable with submerging the face and head under water until your child feels ready to move beyond the basics. It’s important to acclimate your child, so they’re more comfortable about being in the water and open to learning more skills throughout future swimming classes.
Preparing Kids for Half Moon Bay State Beach & More
A small town with a population of under 13,000, Half Moon Bay, CA has a lot to offer our swimming learners and their families. Situated just south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay has a host of natural attractions that appeal to water enthusiasts, including the Half Moon Bay State Beach, the Coastside Trail that you can take to Pillar Point, and proximity to the Mavericks Surf Spot and Montara Mountain in the Rancho Corral de Tierra area. Being so close to the water makes learning how to swim of the essence for families in Half Moon Bay, CA.
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