Through our partnership with the LA 2028 Olympic Committee, we have been able to assist the Department of Recreation and Parks to offer families and community members many affordable and safe aquatic activities at their public pools, lakes and beaches.

With drowning the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, it is important that kids learn to swim and understand how to be safe around all bodies of water. SwimLA is one of many programs offered by the City’s Aquatics Division. SwimLA ensures that young Angelenos between the ages of 4 and 17 have more opportunities to learn how to swim. With support from partners, the program expands summer pool hours increasing the number of swim classes available to youth, and grants thousands of scholarships to families who demonstrate financial need.

SwimLA is part of a broader effort by Mayor Garcetti to ensure that the City of Los Angeles remains healthy and active as it prepares to host one of the most anticipated sporting games in the world — the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. SwimLA is made possible by support from key sponsors — including LA28, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the LA84 Foundation.

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! Affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 are available at all city pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are offered from June 18 – August 31. Scholarships are available. To learn more about SwimLA, or sign up for classes, please visit: http://www.swimla.org/