Lucile Cowle's Swim School

★★★★★
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818-848-8008

1619 Peyton Ave

Burbank, CA

91504

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My family has been taking lessons at Lucile Cowle's for two generations now. We have many friends who also come and it is fun to see all of the kids learning to swim. I think the focused "one on one" teaching time that Lucile Cowle's does is the best way for little ones to learn to respect water and also to learn how to swim for fun and sports as they get older. It was very important for us as parents to have our children be water safe. We are looking forward to another year as our grand kids now take to the water to learn to be safe and have fun in the water too. Thank you Lucile Cowle's!ucile Cowle Swim School provided a great experience for all of our children. Through the years, not only did they learn to swim, but they also each became a strong swimmer. In speaking with other customers I heard of people who had swam there as a child and were now bringing their grandchildren!

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★★★★★

My family has been taking lessons at Lucile Cowle's for two generations now. We have many friends who also come and it is fun to see all of the kids learning to swim. I think the focused "one on one" teaching time that Lucile Cowle's does is the best way for little ones to learn to respect water and also to learn how to swim for fun and sports as they get older. It was very important for us as parents to have our children be water safe. We are looking forward to another year as our grand kids now take to the water to learn to be safe and have fun in the water too. Thank you Lucile Cowle's!ucile Cowle Swim School provided a great experience for all of our children. Through the years, not only did they learn to swim, but they also each became a strong swimmer. In speaking with other customers I heard of people who had swam there as a child and were now bringing their grandchildren!

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I had a great experience at this swim school. Paul and Sara were my daughters's instructors and after the 2nd lesson she was already swimming on her own. I was really surprised, she's 4 1/2. I was pressed for time bc were leaving on vacation and was hoping she would learn to swim before. I only had time for 6 lessons total and didn't think that would even be enough, but she's a little swimmer now jumping from the deep end, kicking and swimming on her own.

5
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I had a great experience at this swim school. Paul and Sara were my daughters's instructors and after the 2nd lesson she was already swimming on her own. I was really surprised, she's 4 1/2. I was pressed for time bc were leaving on vacation and was hoping she would learn to swim before. I only had time for 6 lessons total and didn't think that would even be enough, but she's a little swimmer now jumping from the deep end, kicking and swimming on her own.

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I took my 5 1/2 year old daughter to this swim school for nine 15 minute lessons. It was a 3 day a week cycle consisting of Mon, Wed, and Friday. The instructor she was assigned was Paul. He did a good job and was great at motivating my child to do better each time. It was a great experience for my daughter to see other children learning.

5
★★★★★

I took my 5 1/2 year old daughter to this swim school for nine 15 minute lessons. It was a 3 day a week cycle consisting of Mon, Wed, and Friday. The instructor she was assigned was Paul. He did a good job and was great at motivating my child to do better each time. It was a great experience for my daughter to see other children learning.

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I never write these things, but my son learned to swim at Lucile Cowle. They were amazing. They have young teachers who are wonderful at making children feel comfortable in the water. They were masters at keeping the lessons light and fun while teaching him all of his strokes. As an educator myself, I found the school to be a model for teaching water safety to young and school age children.

5
★★★★★

I never write these things, but my son learned to swim at Lucile Cowle. They were amazing. They have young teachers who are wonderful at making children feel comfortable in the water. They were masters at keeping the lessons light and fun while teaching him all of his strokes. As an educator myself, I found the school to be a model for teaching water safety to young and school age children.

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Lucile Cowle Swim School provided a great experience for all of our children. Through the years, not only did they learn to swim, but they also each became a strong swimmer. In speaking with other customers I heard of people who had swam there as a child and were now bringing their grandchildren! It's nice to see a neighborhood business like that that has been around for so many years and that you can trust. The atmosphere there is very friendly and they have shaded areas for seating. The practice time offered during weekdays was a great bonus as it gave our kids time to practice what they learned and have some fun, in nicely maintained and heated pools! The one-on-one lessons can't be beat...

5
★★★★★

Lucile Cowle Swim School provided a great experience for all of our children. Through the years, not only did they learn to swim, but they also each became a strong swimmer. In speaking with other customers I heard of people who had swam there as a child and were now bringing their grandchildren! It's nice to see a neighborhood business like that that has been around for so many years and that you can trust. The atmosphere there is very friendly and they have shaded areas for seating. The practice time offered during weekdays was a great bonus as it gave our kids time to practice what they learned and have some fun, in nicely maintained and heated pools! The one-on-one lessons can't be beat...

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My boys were fortunately gifted swim lessons last summer at Lucile Cowle's Swim School in Burbank. I was a little skeptical since I had never heard of the swim school before and because the lessons were pretty expensive (although a gift to us). The lessons here are different - one on one lessons at 15 minute intervals either 2, 3 or 5 days a week depending on your preference. My older son was paired with Paul who was really tuned into the individual needs of my 4 1/2 year old. My tot was paired up with Lacee who was fantastic as well. By the end of the summer my kids had progressed beautifully and next summer, gift or no gift, we'd like to send our kids back.

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My boys were fortunately gifted swim lessons last summer at Lucile Cowle's Swim School in Burbank. I was a little skeptical since I had never heard of the swim school before and because the lessons were pretty expensive (although a gift to us). The lessons here are different - one on one lessons at 15 minute intervals either 2, 3 or 5 days a week depending on your preference. My older son was paired with Paul who was really tuned into the individual needs of my 4 1/2 year old. My tot was paired up with Lacee who was fantastic as well. By the end of the summer my kids had progressed beautifully and next summer, gift or no gift, we'd like to send our kids back.

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My 3 children have learned to swim at Lucile Cowle's Swim School. The teachers are excellent and have varying teaching styles, which are great for all types of kids. My youngest completed his Beginner 3 requirements this past summer. He made incredible progress with his teacher, Jessi. She was great, and he was thrilled.

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My 3 children have learned to swim at Lucile Cowle's Swim School. The teachers are excellent and have varying teaching styles, which are great for all types of kids. My youngest completed his Beginner 3 requirements this past summer. He made incredible progress with his teacher, Jessi. She was great, and he was thrilled.

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My little guy is 20 months and I was skeptical about what such a little one could learn in swim lessons. I was surprised when his teacher Jessi, taught him to kick and put his face in the water to blow bubbles. My son now understands about the edge of the pool and can climb out of the pool completely by himself. He looks for the steps to get in and out of the pool, which is a big deal. He still has a little way to go, but in 10, 15 min sessions, it is impressive what Jessi accomplished with him. Our little one had a hard time separating with me so Jessi took extra care to make the lessons fun and care for his emotional needs as well. Now my son associates pools with Jessi and when he sees a pool on TV or in pictures he points and enthusiastically calls out ??Yessi!!! Wawa!! Yessi!!!? It is really cute. An added bonus is that across the street from the swim school is a great park that my son loved to play in before or after the swim lessons!
I??m expecting that next year as my son emotionally matures he will be even more focused on the swim lessons and less focused on separating from me. I know he will be swimming at the age of 2!

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★★★★★

My little guy is 20 months and I was skeptical about what such a little one could learn in swim lessons. I was surprised when his teacher Jessi, taught him to kick and put his face in the water to blow bubbles. My son now understands about the edge of the pool and can climb out of the pool completely by himself. He looks for the steps to get in and out of the pool, which is a big deal. He still has a little way to go, but in 10, 15 min sessions, it is impressive what Jessi accomplished with him. Our little one had a hard time separating with me so Jessi took extra care to make the lessons fun and care for his emotional needs as well. Now my son associates pools with Jessi and when he sees a pool on TV or in pictures he points and enthusiastically calls out ??Yessi!!! Wawa!! Yessi!!!? It is really cute. An added bonus is that across the street from the swim school is a great park that my son loved to play in before or after the swim lessons!
I??m expecting that next year as my son emotionally matures he will be even more focused on the swim lessons and less focused on separating from me. I know he will be swimming at the age of 2!

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I HIGHLY disagree with Patricia F. in regards to Lucille Cowle Swim School and Jessie as a teacher. First Jessie taught both my 2 1/2 year old daughter and 15 month old daughter for 2 sets of lessons. She was nothing but loving, caring, and very professional in the way she conducted the lessons and her manners towards me as a mother and customer. Both of my daughter LOVE Miss Jessie and continue to speak highly of her even after our lessons have stopped for the summer....
With regards to the Swim School it self...it has been a place that has helped not only my children swim, but myself, my brothers, cousins, family friends and friends children swim. The owners Stephanie and Rob are amazing and very approachable and accomodating to the needs of their customers. I DO and will continue to refer and go to the swim school.

4
★★★★☆

I HIGHLY disagree with Patricia F. in regards to Lucille Cowle Swim School and Jessie as a teacher. First Jessie taught both my 2 1/2 year old daughter and 15 month old daughter for 2 sets of lessons. She was nothing but loving, caring, and very professional in the way she conducted the lessons and her manners towards me as a mother and customer. Both of my daughter LOVE Miss Jessie and continue to speak highly of her even after our lessons have stopped for the summer....
With regards to the Swim School it self...it has been a place that has helped not only my children swim, but myself, my brothers, cousins, family friends and friends children swim. The owners Stephanie and Rob are amazing and very approachable and accomodating to the needs of their customers. I DO and will continue to refer and go to the swim school.

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My one-year-old daughter and two-year-old son have each had two sets of lessons at the Lucile Cowle's swim school. As parents, we had such a great time watching them improve their skills week after week. It's been almost two months since they had their lessons, but I still get asked several times per week when will they get to see their teachers Jessi, Rachel, and Mikey again. Each of these teachers had a positive impact on our kids and we all loved our time with them. They are friendly and make the classes fun for the kids.

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★★★★★

My one-year-old daughter and two-year-old son have each had two sets of lessons at the Lucile Cowle's swim school. As parents, we had such a great time watching them improve their skills week after week. It's been almost two months since they had their lessons, but I still get asked several times per week when will they get to see their teachers Jessi, Rachel, and Mikey again. Each of these teachers had a positive impact on our kids and we all loved our time with them. They are friendly and make the classes fun for the kids.

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My child is just 4 years old and has learned so much in the few set of lessons at Lucile's. It has been a positive experience, and while I agree that everyone's experiences may be different, I am an extremely happy customer, as our many of my acquaintences/friends.

5
★★★★★

My child is just 4 years old and has learned so much in the few set of lessons at Lucile's. It has been a positive experience, and while I agree that everyone's experiences may be different, I am an extremely happy customer, as our many of my acquaintences/friends.

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I never write comments but feel compelled after reading some negative reviews about the Swim School. My family started at the Swim School after hearing many compliments about the results and experiences there. The facility is clean with a relaxed attitude. The owners are helpful in the office and have done a great job matching my children with teachers who have personalities that have brought a successful swimming learning experience for them. There are many happy customers at the Swim School and it is unfortunate more of them do not take the time to write positive reviews. There are few swim schools in our area and even though it is a bit more expensive to go to the swim school, my children learned more in one set of lessons than in the three sets of lessons they took at the Parks and Recreation swimming program.

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I never write comments but feel compelled after reading some negative reviews about the Swim School. My family started at the Swim School after hearing many compliments about the results and experiences there. The facility is clean with a relaxed attitude. The owners are helpful in the office and have done a great job matching my children with teachers who have personalities that have brought a successful swimming learning experience for them. There are many happy customers at the Swim School and it is unfortunate more of them do not take the time to write positive reviews. There are few swim schools in our area and even though it is a bit more expensive to go to the swim school, my children learned more in one set of lessons than in the three sets of lessons they took at the Parks and Recreation swimming program.

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I will not be returning to the Lucile swim school. I nearly pulled my kids out early this summer because of the callous attitudes of the owners and the reckless behavior I observed from the instructors.

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I will not be returning to the Lucile swim school. I nearly pulled my kids out early this summer because of the callous attitudes of the owners and the reckless behavior I observed from the instructors.

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All of our kids learned to swim at Lucile Cowle Swim School before they were 2. What a blast to have toddlers swimming and diving from diving boards that they were barely able to climb up on! I remembered hearing about Lucile Cowle back in the 70's. Once our kid's were born, starting from their first summers, we took them to Lucile's and practiced at home everyday. They swam at parties, friends homes, hotels, slide rock in Sedona, waterparks in Palm Springs, San Dimas, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. We went houseboating on Lake Powel every year. We jet skied in Cabo, swam with the dolphins in Puerta Villarta, sea turtles in Hawaii, snorkeled in Grand Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Mexico, and Hawaii, surfed at CA beaches, rafted on the Colorado River. What a blast! We took the kids back to Lucile's year after year till they had finished strokes and fancy dives. Our experiences at Lucile Cowle Swim School enriched our lives.

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All of our kids learned to swim at Lucile Cowle Swim School before they were 2. What a blast to have toddlers swimming and diving from diving boards that they were barely able to climb up on! I remembered hearing about Lucile Cowle back in the 70's. Once our kid's were born, starting from their first summers, we took them to Lucile's and practiced at home everyday. They swam at parties, friends homes, hotels, slide rock in Sedona, waterparks in Palm Springs, San Dimas, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. We went houseboating on Lake Powel every year. We jet skied in Cabo, swam with the dolphins in Puerta Villarta, sea turtles in Hawaii, snorkeled in Grand Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Mexico, and Hawaii, surfed at CA beaches, rafted on the Colorado River. What a blast! We took the kids back to Lucile's year after year till they had finished strokes and fancy dives. Our experiences at Lucile Cowle Swim School enriched our lives.

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The last review sounds like someone who's associated with the school...Funny!

I have mixed feelings about the school. We enrolled my daughter when she was 3 in a half and it didn't go well. Before signing up they had assured me that they wouldn't dunk her and on the third lesson that's what they did. What upset me so much was that she had finally stopped crying for the first time and this is when they decided to dunk her. The instructor was male, new, and not really a kid person. We promptly stopped lessons and were given a credit for the next year. That was our bad experience.

We came back two years later and had a good experience. First of all, they honored our credit even though it had been 2 years. Then I specifically asked for a female instructor who was experienced and gentle. That's exactly what we got and my daughter, who was afraid of the water, had a great time. In one session she could do two strokes across the pool, which was great. She still doesn't have confidence in the water, so this year we're going to do two sessions. I agree that the front desk isn't very friendly and the certificates don't seem to be a big deal. I'm surprised because the school is owned by two teachers. That said, it all comes down to the instructor!

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The last review sounds like someone who's associated with the school...Funny!

I have mixed feelings about the school. We enrolled my daughter when she was 3 in a half and it didn't go well. Before signing up they had assured me that they wouldn't dunk her and on the third lesson that's what they did. What upset me so much was that she had finally stopped crying for the first time and this is when they decided to dunk her. The instructor was male, new, and not really a kid person. We promptly stopped lessons and were given a credit for the next year. That was our bad experience.

We came back two years later and had a good experience. First of all, they honored our credit even though it had been 2 years. Then I specifically asked for a female instructor who was experienced and gentle. That's exactly what we got and my daughter, who was afraid of the water, had a great time. In one session she could do two strokes across the pool, which was great. She still doesn't have confidence in the water, so this year we're going to do two sessions. I agree that the front desk isn't very friendly and the certificates don't seem to be a big deal. I'm surprised because the school is owned by two teachers. That said, it all comes down to the instructor!

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I started with high hopes at Lucile Cowle Swim School. I had heard mixed reviews about the school-- that the staff was a bit harsh. I thought maybe it was just one person's experience, but I later discovered it would become mine as well.
Yes, they have been in business for 30+ years, but somehow throughout those years they forgot that this is a business of children and families---not the DMV or Social Security office. Every time I had to deal with an issue at the front desk, I got attitude and no eye contact. My instructor rarely started on time and always ended early. She pushed my daughter so much that in the end of her set, she became a bit scared of swimming!

I decided to give them a second chance, and again I was majorly let down the last day of her lessons. The instructor told me, with no emotion, it was the last day without even a congratulations to my daughter. The pattern repeated itself at the front desk when they handed out the certificate in front of my daughter. As if she was just another number. No eye contact, not even a "Congratulations" or a smile, Just "What's her name?" As if bothered to go through all the certificates!

Children need to be recognized for their accomplishments and be inspired to move forward, this school did neither. I should of listened to the other moms. This is why I decided to write this review so mothers could read another mom's experience. If you don't mind being treated like a number (after paying the high fees), then this is the school for you.

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I started with high hopes at Lucile Cowle Swim School. I had heard mixed reviews about the school-- that the staff was a bit harsh. I thought maybe it was just one person's experience, but I later discovered it would become mine as well.
Yes, they have been in business for 30+ years, but somehow throughout those years they forgot that this is a business of children and families---not the DMV or Social Security office. Every time I had to deal with an issue at the front desk, I got attitude and no eye contact. My instructor rarely started on time and always ended early. She pushed my daughter so much that in the end of her set, she became a bit scared of swimming!

I decided to give them a second chance, and again I was majorly let down the last day of her lessons. The instructor told me, with no emotion, it was the last day without even a congratulations to my daughter. The pattern repeated itself at the front desk when they handed out the certificate in front of my daughter. As if she was just another number. No eye contact, not even a "Congratulations" or a smile, Just "What's her name?" As if bothered to go through all the certificates!

Children need to be recognized for their accomplishments and be inspired to move forward, this school did neither. I should of listened to the other moms. This is why I decided to write this review so mothers could read another mom's experience. If you don't mind being treated like a number (after paying the high fees), then this is the school for you.

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Lucilles has been around forever, at least 32 years. I took lessons there and so did my daughter when she was 8 months old. The instructors are top notch, very knowledgeable, excellent with kids, and very professional. The facility is very clean and there is a warm, family atmosphere. Lots of chair for parents to sit and watch while their kids are taking their lessons. I would personally recommend Lucile's to anyone. They are a bit more expensive than others but well worth the money.

PROS: Clean, excellent instructors, friendly, family atmosphere
CONS: Parking

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★★★★★

Lucilles has been around forever, at least 32 years. I took lessons there and so did my daughter when she was 8 months old. The instructors are top notch, very knowledgeable, excellent with kids, and very professional. The facility is very clean and there is a warm, family atmosphere. Lots of chair for parents to sit and watch while their kids are taking their lessons. I would personally recommend Lucile's to anyone. They are a bit more expensive than others but well worth the money.

PROS: Clean, excellent instructors, friendly, family atmosphere
CONS: Parking

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