Waterworks Aquatics Swim Schl

★★★★★
  • 25 Waterworks Way

    Irvine, CA 92618

    Cross street: <p>Located off of Sand Canyon Avenue and Waterworks Way in Irvine, CA.</p>

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  • 949-450-0777

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Mon-Fri 8am-8pm ; Sat 8am-5pm ; Sun 8am-4pm ; Open 7 Days ; Open Holidays

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Great facility and staff! We hav been going here since our children were babies and have not thought about going to a different place. Staff is young, professional, and want the best for the kids. Our kids used to be afraid of water, till Carmella and Jessica showed them how to love swimming. \n

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★★★★★

Great facility and staff! We hav been going here since our children were babies and have not thought about going to a different place. Staff is young, professional, and want the best for the kids. Our kids used to be afraid of water, till Carmella and Jessica showed them how to love swimming. \n

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\r\nI physically visited this swim school before enrolling my 5 yr old. I liked the fact that the school provides indoor/outdoor pools, this keeps classes from interruption due to weather. My daughter has been attending twice a week for over a year, she is at level 7 of 8 and I am very impressed with her accomplishment. She looks forward to swimming with her coach, Ms. Tiffany. The training routine is very structured and consistent, on occasion my daughter has had the opportunity to be trained by some of the other coaches and the training is seamless. Both swimming instructors and front desk employees are very nice, friendly and helpful. I cant compare this swim school to others as I never started anywhere else. However, from talking to other parents, more than once they share with me that this school is much better than the ones they came from.\r\n\r\nI highly recommend this swim school. \r\n

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★★★★★

\r\nI physically visited this swim school before enrolling my 5 yr old. I liked the fact that the school provides indoor/outdoor pools, this keeps classes from interruption due to weather. My daughter has been attending twice a week for over a year, she is at level 7 of 8 and I am very impressed with her accomplishment. She looks forward to swimming with her coach, Ms. Tiffany. The training routine is very structured and consistent, on occasion my daughter has had the opportunity to be trained by some of the other coaches and the training is seamless. Both swimming instructors and front desk employees are very nice, friendly and helpful. I cant compare this swim school to others as I never started anywhere else. However, from talking to other parents, more than once they share with me that this school is much better than the ones they came from.\r\n\r\nI highly recommend this swim school. \r\n

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My son has been attending Waterworks for about 8 months.( Started at 4 months old) Our beginning parent and me lessons started out a little rocky due to an incompetent instructor but once we switched over to Jacquline a few months into it, everything has been fantastic. She is attentive, excited to see each and every baby, the best part is that it seems like she truly enjoys her job. My son loves her! He literally jumps out of my arms just so he can swim with her. I can not say enough wonderful things about her! She really is the best!\nAs for everything else, the parent and me lessons are a bit expensive for a 20 minute class with 5 other kids but it's pretty much the same price every where else. The only negative thing I can say about the place is that the pool could be much cleaner! But it is always warm:)

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★★★★☆

My son has been attending Waterworks for about 8 months.( Started at 4 months old) Our beginning parent and me lessons started out a little rocky due to an incompetent instructor but once we switched over to Jacquline a few months into it, everything has been fantastic. She is attentive, excited to see each and every baby, the best part is that it seems like she truly enjoys her job. My son loves her! He literally jumps out of my arms just so he can swim with her. I can not say enough wonderful things about her! She really is the best!\nAs for everything else, the parent and me lessons are a bit expensive for a 20 minute class with 5 other kids but it's pretty much the same price every where else. The only negative thing I can say about the place is that the pool could be much cleaner! But it is always warm:)

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20min back to back lessons, Don't be a minute late. Plus charge you a crazy amount for a lesson. That's why they don't list the prices online. Owner is money hungry, cares less about your child. Look at other private swim schools. We will not be attending hear any longer.

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★☆☆☆☆

20min back to back lessons, Don't be a minute late. Plus charge you a crazy amount for a lesson. That's why they don't list the prices online. Owner is money hungry, cares less about your child. Look at other private swim schools. We will not be attending hear any longer.

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THE OWNER ONLY CARES ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY HE CAN MAKE IN A LIMITED TIME. NOT AT ALL ABOUT THE ACTUAL FAMILIES. When I went in to use a voucher I bought online, my toddler was very disappointed when we found out that the owner changed his mind about the deal & was only taking it from new families. They actually turned my daughter away. The owner only cares about how may people he can overcharge (& I mean 4x the amount of a regular private lesson any where else) No prices listed online. Go sign up your child with a different private swim lesson facility. Even the YMCA or Red Cross are much better than this one. Don't waste your time here.

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THE OWNER ONLY CARES ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY HE CAN MAKE IN A LIMITED TIME. NOT AT ALL ABOUT THE ACTUAL FAMILIES. When I went in to use a voucher I bought online, my toddler was very disappointed when we found out that the owner changed his mind about the deal & was only taking it from new families. They actually turned my daughter away. The owner only cares about how may people he can overcharge (& I mean 4x the amount of a regular private lesson any where else) No prices listed online. Go sign up your child with a different private swim lesson facility. Even the YMCA or Red Cross are much better than this one. Don't waste your time here.

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\nWaterworks Aquatics has been nothing but a positive experience for my family. We love their program! Our daughter has been coming here for about three years. She is almost 4 and she is very efficient in the water. She started with parent and me classes which were a lot of fun. Now she can swim the length of the pool, dive and do the backstroke. Now, our 18 month old son does parent and me classes and enjoys every minute. They teach him to float on his back and to be comfortable in the water.\n\nThe instructors are great.

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★★★★★

\nWaterworks Aquatics has been nothing but a positive experience for my family. We love their program! Our daughter has been coming here for about three years. She is almost 4 and she is very efficient in the water. She started with parent and me classes which were a lot of fun. Now she can swim the length of the pool, dive and do the backstroke. Now, our 18 month old son does parent and me classes and enjoys every minute. They teach him to float on his back and to be comfortable in the water.\n\nThe instructors are great.

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My daughter started semi private lessons three months ago and is absolutely hooked. When she started she could not swim. Now she is swimming laps and having so much fun. She loves all of the instructors and the staff. \n\nWe've had the privilege of working with a variety of the staff and have been impressed with all of them. They each have a unique way of teaching children but all teach the same Waterworks fundamentals. \nIf you want your child to learn how to swim either recreationally or competitively waterworks will give a great foundation to build on. We highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

My daughter started semi private lessons three months ago and is absolutely hooked. When she started she could not swim. Now she is swimming laps and having so much fun. She loves all of the instructors and the staff. \n\nWe've had the privilege of working with a variety of the staff and have been impressed with all of them. They each have a unique way of teaching children but all teach the same Waterworks fundamentals. \nIf you want your child to learn how to swim either recreationally or competitively waterworks will give a great foundation to build on. We highly recommend it!

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After reading about the bad experience we had with a particular instructor, the owner of Waterworks contacted me. He offered us a make up session. He seemed really genuine about wanting 100% Customer Satisfaction. I appreciate that he cares about the clients and that he desires to make his swim school one of the best in Orange County.

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★★★★☆

After reading about the bad experience we had with a particular instructor, the owner of Waterworks contacted me. He offered us a make up session. He seemed really genuine about wanting 100% Customer Satisfaction. I appreciate that he cares about the clients and that he desires to make his swim school one of the best in Orange County.

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We've been a Waterworks customer for over 3 years since my son was 10 months old. He's now almost 4 and my daughter just turned 2. She's been in the program since she was 1 year old.\n\nWe're very happy with Waterworks and the program they have. We looked at the YMCA as well as crash courses for teaching your children to swim. We ruled out the crash course idea because it just seemed like it would be good for a month or two while they perhaps remembered their skills to get to the edge of the pool - but then would forget. Our goal was for our kids to be able to not only swim, but to swim well and be good swimmers when swimming at camp summer adventures or other random places we went to.\n\nWe chose WW over the YMCA because the pool(s) are heated and the facilities are very modern and clean. The YMCA was okay, but the pool was only outside and freezing in the winter. The pools are built specifically for training and kids. They have a ""shallow"" end that is for the kids to warmup / play in while getting ready or after their class. The pools are super warm - 90+ degrees and one is salt water which is very nice.\n\nThe staff is very friendly and helpful. The instructors (we've had 4 different ones - 2 of them left WW or were promoted ""out of the pool"") have all been great. They match instructors to the children so your kids can build a relationship with the instructors. They listen to the parents about how each parent wants their children to progress (push them hard or take it easy). Overall, our kids really like the environment and enjoy going to swim class.\n\nWe go once a week and that seems to be a good amount for us. Afterwards, we use their full bathroom/shower rooms to get ready. I fully shower if I've gone into the pool with the kids also.\n\nMy children have progressed great. The thing that I like about WW is that they stress the actual strokes and form over everything else. They're very repetitious with the strokes and reward the children for doing them correctly. They do it in such a way that there's a lot of variety and the children don't seem to get ever get bored. My son who isn't quite 4 is now able to jump in the pool (over his head), get above water, swim with a proper free style or backstroke to the other side of the pool and get back out. We're very happy with that.\n\nMy only complaint about WW is that the makeup classes are a pain to use. You can't use them during the same time slot that your normal class is in. This is a pain because for us, because that's about the only time in our schedule that that class works. Thus, the classes end up sometimes going to waste (even though we paid for them).\n\nI really like Waterworks. The teachers are great with our kids and I foresee us using their facilities for years to come.

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★★★★★

We've been a Waterworks customer for over 3 years since my son was 10 months old. He's now almost 4 and my daughter just turned 2. She's been in the program since she was 1 year old.\n\nWe're very happy with Waterworks and the program they have. We looked at the YMCA as well as crash courses for teaching your children to swim. We ruled out the crash course idea because it just seemed like it would be good for a month or two while they perhaps remembered their skills to get to the edge of the pool - but then would forget. Our goal was for our kids to be able to not only swim, but to swim well and be good swimmers when swimming at camp summer adventures or other random places we went to.\n\nWe chose WW over the YMCA because the pool(s) are heated and the facilities are very modern and clean. The YMCA was okay, but the pool was only outside and freezing in the winter. The pools are built specifically for training and kids. They have a ""shallow"" end that is for the kids to warmup / play in while getting ready or after their class. The pools are super warm - 90+ degrees and one is salt water which is very nice.\n\nThe staff is very friendly and helpful. The instructors (we've had 4 different ones - 2 of them left WW or were promoted ""out of the pool"") have all been great. They match instructors to the children so your kids can build a relationship with the instructors. They listen to the parents about how each parent wants their children to progress (push them hard or take it easy). Overall, our kids really like the environment and enjoy going to swim class.\n\nWe go once a week and that seems to be a good amount for us. Afterwards, we use their full bathroom/shower rooms to get ready. I fully shower if I've gone into the pool with the kids also.\n\nMy children have progressed great. The thing that I like about WW is that they stress the actual strokes and form over everything else. They're very repetitious with the strokes and reward the children for doing them correctly. They do it in such a way that there's a lot of variety and the children don't seem to get ever get bored. My son who isn't quite 4 is now able to jump in the pool (over his head), get above water, swim with a proper free style or backstroke to the other side of the pool and get back out. We're very happy with that.\n\nMy only complaint about WW is that the makeup classes are a pain to use. You can't use them during the same time slot that your normal class is in. This is a pain because for us, because that's about the only time in our schedule that that class works. Thus, the classes end up sometimes going to waste (even though we paid for them).\n\nI really like Waterworks. The teachers are great with our kids and I foresee us using their facilities for years to come.

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My 4 year old son has been enrolled with Waterworks in semi-private lessons for a few months. Initially I was worried that I waited too long to enroll him and he may be slow to ""catch up"". I worried for no reason...his coach, Vincent, has been incredible. My son went from crying during the first lesson (a common occurrance) to being mildly curious for the second lesson, to now saying how he ""loves coach Vincent"". I highly recommend Waterworks for the great faciltiy and great staff.

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★★★★★

My 4 year old son has been enrolled with Waterworks in semi-private lessons for a few months. Initially I was worried that I waited too long to enroll him and he may be slow to ""catch up"". I worried for no reason...his coach, Vincent, has been incredible. My son went from crying during the first lesson (a common occurrance) to being mildly curious for the second lesson, to now saying how he ""loves coach Vincent"". I highly recommend Waterworks for the great faciltiy and great staff.

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Our son has been taking swim lessons at Waterworks since he was about 18 months old with the intent of getting him water safe. We started out with the parent and me classes and have now moved on to semi-private lessons. I was impressed from day one by the individual attention each child received during the parent and me classes while allowing the parent to be very involved in teaching their child. Once my son had gotten to a level of swimming that was above the parent and me classes we moved to the semi-private level and his ability to swim drastically improved very quickly. There is something to be said for the smaller teacher/student ratio. After a little less than a year of lessons my 2 year old is able to climb out of the pool unassisted, float on his back and swim for about 10 feet with little to no help and is now learning some strokes. I also was impressed that Waterworks not only taught children to swim but they also offer classes for all ages and skill levels including the handicapped. We love that classes can be year round and indoors so my son will be able to use the skills he has learned. The front desk staff has always been friendly and willing to help with questions or scheduling of lessons. We have had lessons with 3 different instructors and each of them were kind, gentle yet firm when it came to teaching safety....all qualities a parent wants when it comes to teaching their child to be safe. \r\n

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★★★★★

Our son has been taking swim lessons at Waterworks since he was about 18 months old with the intent of getting him water safe. We started out with the parent and me classes and have now moved on to semi-private lessons. I was impressed from day one by the individual attention each child received during the parent and me classes while allowing the parent to be very involved in teaching their child. Once my son had gotten to a level of swimming that was above the parent and me classes we moved to the semi-private level and his ability to swim drastically improved very quickly. There is something to be said for the smaller teacher/student ratio. After a little less than a year of lessons my 2 year old is able to climb out of the pool unassisted, float on his back and swim for about 10 feet with little to no help and is now learning some strokes. I also was impressed that Waterworks not only taught children to swim but they also offer classes for all ages and skill levels including the handicapped. We love that classes can be year round and indoors so my son will be able to use the skills he has learned. The front desk staff has always been friendly and willing to help with questions or scheduling of lessons. We have had lessons with 3 different instructors and each of them were kind, gentle yet firm when it came to teaching safety....all qualities a parent wants when it comes to teaching their child to be safe. \r\n

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Our son has been taking swim lessons at Waterworks since he was about 18 months old with the intent of getting him water safe. We started out with the parent and me classes and have now moved on to semi-private lessons. I was impressed from day one by the individual attention each child received during the parent and me classes while allowing the parent to be very involved in teaching their child. Once my son had gotten to a level of swimming that was above the parent and me classes we moved to the semi-private level and his ability to swim drastically improved very quickly. There is something to be said for the smaller teacher/student ratio. After a little less than a year of lessons my 2 year old is able to climb out of the pool unassisted, float on his back and swim for about 10 feet with little to no help and is now learning some strokes. I also was impressed that Waterworks not only taught children to swim but they also offer classes for all ages and skill levels including the handicapped. We love that classes can be year round and indoors so my son will be able to use the skills he has learned. The front desk staff has always been friendly and willing to help with questions or scheduling of lessons. We have had lessons with 3 different instructors and each of them were kind, gentle yet firm when it came to teaching safety....all qualities a parent wants when it comes to teaching their child to be safe.

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★★★★★

Our son has been taking swim lessons at Waterworks since he was about 18 months old with the intent of getting him water safe. We started out with the parent and me classes and have now moved on to semi-private lessons. I was impressed from day one by the individual attention each child received during the parent and me classes while allowing the parent to be very involved in teaching their child. Once my son had gotten to a level of swimming that was above the parent and me classes we moved to the semi-private level and his ability to swim drastically improved very quickly. There is something to be said for the smaller teacher/student ratio. After a little less than a year of lessons my 2 year old is able to climb out of the pool unassisted, float on his back and swim for about 10 feet with little to no help and is now learning some strokes. I also was impressed that Waterworks not only taught children to swim but they also offer classes for all ages and skill levels including the handicapped. We love that classes can be year round and indoors so my son will be able to use the skills he has learned. The front desk staff has always been friendly and willing to help with questions or scheduling of lessons. We have had lessons with 3 different instructors and each of them were kind, gentle yet firm when it came to teaching safety....all qualities a parent wants when it comes to teaching their child to be safe.

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My daughters have both been going to Waterworks since they were around one year old each (they are now 5 and 3). I cannot say enough good things about the school, from the facility, to the swim instructors, to the front support staff. The support staff are always friendly, professional, and helpful. The instructors are very professional, patient, skilled, and very attentive to each individual child's needs. Both of my girls love to swim and feel very comfortable and confident in the water because of the swim instruction. Whenever we are at the pool, people comment on how skilled the girls are at swimming. Waterworks has provided exactly what I was looking for, which is a long lasting positive swim experience for my children.

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★★★★★

My daughters have both been going to Waterworks since they were around one year old each (they are now 5 and 3). I cannot say enough good things about the school, from the facility, to the swim instructors, to the front support staff. The support staff are always friendly, professional, and helpful. The instructors are very professional, patient, skilled, and very attentive to each individual child's needs. Both of my girls love to swim and feel very comfortable and confident in the water because of the swim instruction. Whenever we are at the pool, people comment on how skilled the girls are at swimming. Waterworks has provided exactly what I was looking for, which is a long lasting positive swim experience for my children.

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My daughters have both been going to Waterworks since they were around one year old each (they are now 5 and 3). I cannot say enough good things about the school, from the facility, to the swim instructors, to the front support staff. The support staff are always friendly, professional, and helpful. The instructors are very professional, patient, skilled, and very attentive to each individual child's needs. Both of my girls love to swim and feel very comfortable and confident in the water because of the swim instruction. Whenever we are at the pool, people comment on how skilled the girls are at swimming. Waterworks has provided exactly what I was looking for, which is a long lasting positive swim experience for my children.

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★★★★★

My daughters have both been going to Waterworks since they were around one year old each (they are now 5 and 3). I cannot say enough good things about the school, from the facility, to the swim instructors, to the front support staff. The support staff are always friendly, professional, and helpful. The instructors are very professional, patient, skilled, and very attentive to each individual child's needs. Both of my girls love to swim and feel very comfortable and confident in the water because of the swim instruction. Whenever we are at the pool, people comment on how skilled the girls are at swimming. Waterworks has provided exactly what I was looking for, which is a long lasting positive swim experience for my children.

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I have been taking my two girls to Waterworks since August. I cannot even express how happy I am with this swim school. Before Waterworks we were attending Australian Swim School for over a year and before that we went to Water safe.I feel that my girls have progressed so much more in the last 3 months then they did in the past year and a half. The instructors are very professional and are determined to have the students achieve their best and still have fun. It has seemed to me in other swim schools they keep students in the same level for a very long time so they can make more money. At that point, the kids start getting bored and lose their confidence since they are still not able to swim at all but have been doing the same thing over and over in the past year. Therefore it becomes more of a business and less about the kids. Also,I love that the facilities have (showers,hair dryers etc) and my girls love the free play time that they have in the pool either before or after the lesson. The bonus licorice at the end of class for the kids is yummy! Overall, I feel that my kids have made a great progress and I am really happy with this swim school:)

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★★★★★

I have been taking my two girls to Waterworks since August. I cannot even express how happy I am with this swim school. Before Waterworks we were attending Australian Swim School for over a year and before that we went to Water safe.I feel that my girls have progressed so much more in the last 3 months then they did in the past year and a half. The instructors are very professional and are determined to have the students achieve their best and still have fun. It has seemed to me in other swim schools they keep students in the same level for a very long time so they can make more money. At that point, the kids start getting bored and lose their confidence since they are still not able to swim at all but have been doing the same thing over and over in the past year. Therefore it becomes more of a business and less about the kids. Also,I love that the facilities have (showers,hair dryers etc) and my girls love the free play time that they have in the pool either before or after the lesson. The bonus licorice at the end of class for the kids is yummy! Overall, I feel that my kids have made a great progress and I am really happy with this swim school:)

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My friend recommend waterworks to us, and as soon as my 4 years old daughter had first trial lesson and free play time at kids pool, every week she's been looking forward to go swimming lesson. I think the most important quality of teacher for young kids is patience and skill of getting kids feel fun, and I'm so satisfied with those things so far with David and Christine. She is now almost five, and I see so much progress of her stroke and also she is getting physically grow so much. I have already recommended water works aquatics to couple of my friends.

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★★★★★

My friend recommend waterworks to us, and as soon as my 4 years old daughter had first trial lesson and free play time at kids pool, every week she's been looking forward to go swimming lesson. I think the most important quality of teacher for young kids is patience and skill of getting kids feel fun, and I'm so satisfied with those things so far with David and Christine. She is now almost five, and I see so much progress of her stroke and also she is getting physically grow so much. I have already recommended water works aquatics to couple of my friends.

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My friend recommend waterworks to us, and as soon as my 4 years old daughter had first trial lesson and free play time at kids pool, every week she's been looking forward to go swimming lesson. I think the most important quality of teacher for young kids is patience and skill of getting kids feel fun, and I'm so satisfied with those things so far with David and Christine. She is now almost five, and I see so much progress of her stroke and also she is getting physically grow so much. I have already recommended water works aquatics to couple of my friends.

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★★★★★

My friend recommend waterworks to us, and as soon as my 4 years old daughter had first trial lesson and free play time at kids pool, every week she's been looking forward to go swimming lesson. I think the most important quality of teacher for young kids is patience and skill of getting kids feel fun, and I'm so satisfied with those things so far with David and Christine. She is now almost five, and I see so much progress of her stroke and also she is getting physically grow so much. I have already recommended water works aquatics to couple of my friends.

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There is no other place in Orange County offers great facility, high quality of teaching and top of the line customer service like Waterworks. Thumbs up!

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There is no other place in Orange County offers great facility, high quality of teaching and top of the line customer service like Waterworks. Thumbs up!

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I wanted my kids to have fun with swim lessons and to feel safe in the water. Waterworks made my kids feel like family so they were very comfortable even at the early age of 6 mths. I have 3 kids and all 3 have been taking lessons there for over 4 years. My daughter started at age 4 and now that she is 8 she swims on 2 swim teams for the city. She still goes back for private lessons to improve her strokes. My 4 year old has been swimming there since he was 9 mths old and went from parent and me classes to now privates. My 2 year old has been swimming there since she was 6 mths old and has now began to swim in private lesson on her own at age 2. They all love this place and I would highly recommend.

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I wanted my kids to have fun with swim lessons and to feel safe in the water. Waterworks made my kids feel like family so they were very comfortable even at the early age of 6 mths. I have 3 kids and all 3 have been taking lessons there for over 4 years. My daughter started at age 4 and now that she is 8 she swims on 2 swim teams for the city. She still goes back for private lessons to improve her strokes. My 4 year old has been swimming there since he was 9 mths old and went from parent and me classes to now privates. My 2 year old has been swimming there since she was 6 mths old and has now began to swim in private lesson on her own at age 2. They all love this place and I would highly recommend.

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I wanted my son to take swimming lessons early on so he could have fun and be safe in the water. We started with the Parent & Me classes soon after he turned 1. He's now 2.5, and does semi-private lessons with the same instructor we started with (Vanessa). He loves it - the swimming, the instructor, the facility, etc. I love it all, too, and knowing that if he fell into water, he can keep his head above the water and swim to the side. That's the best part; the fun aspect is the icing on the cake! I've recommended Waterworks to all of my family and friends with little ones, and they've all had the same great experience.

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I wanted my son to take swimming lessons early on so he could have fun and be safe in the water. We started with the Parent & Me classes soon after he turned 1. He's now 2.5, and does semi-private lessons with the same instructor we started with (Vanessa). He loves it - the swimming, the instructor, the facility, etc. I love it all, too, and knowing that if he fell into water, he can keep his head above the water and swim to the side. That's the best part; the fun aspect is the icing on the cake! I've recommended Waterworks to all of my family and friends with little ones, and they've all had the same great experience.

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I wanted my son to take swimming lessons early on so he could have fun and be safe in the water. We started with the Parent & Me classes soon after he turned 1. He's now 2.5, and does semi-private lessons with the same instructor we started with (Vanessa). He loves it - the swimming, the instructor, the facility, etc. I love it all, too, and knowing that if he fell into water, he can keep his head above the water and swim to the side. That's the best part; the fun aspect is the icing on the cake! I've recommended Waterworks to all of my family and friends with little ones, and they've all had the same great experience.

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★★★★★

I wanted my son to take swimming lessons early on so he could have fun and be safe in the water. We started with the Parent & Me classes soon after he turned 1. He's now 2.5, and does semi-private lessons with the same instructor we started with (Vanessa). He loves it - the swimming, the instructor, the facility, etc. I love it all, too, and knowing that if he fell into water, he can keep his head above the water and swim to the side. That's the best part; the fun aspect is the icing on the cake! I've recommended Waterworks to all of my family and friends with little ones, and they've all had the same great experience.

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I love this place. I have had my girls going here for 2 years now, and they love it, and they have learned a lot. My younger daughter started at 3, and was signed up with David as her instructor. He was able to handle her perfectly, and we had really been worried about her shyness and communication disability. At first she cried, and didn't want to swim and reached for us, but he calmly told us to walk away and wait in the parent's room so she couldn't see us. We did, and within minutes he had her laughing and putting her face in the water. She adores him, and within a couple of lessons was doing a perfect back float. After only 9 months of one time a week lessons, she was swimming across the pool and even participating in the swim competitions. \n\nI researched a lot of facilities. I visited a few, and priced them all. This was by far the best facility I found, and their pricing structure, though it seems expensive, is actually very competitive and cheaper than some far inferior schools. The pools are warm, and in good condition, and the kids enjoy it. Plus, all the instructors are on the same page, using the same methods, and they know what they are doing. This is far better than the high school kids at a summer camp or something. This is structured, methodical teaching, made fun for the kids. It also has availability that works with working parents' schedules. \n\nI drive significantly out of my way to keep my kids in this program, because it is worth it. I have, and will continue, to recommend this school to all my friends.

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I love this place. I have had my girls going here for 2 years now, and they love it, and they have learned a lot. My younger daughter started at 3, and was signed up with David as her instructor. He was able to handle her perfectly, and we had really been worried about her shyness and communication disability. At first she cried, and didn't want to swim and reached for us, but he calmly told us to walk away and wait in the parent's room so she couldn't see us. We did, and within minutes he had her laughing and putting her face in the water. She adores him, and within a couple of lessons was doing a perfect back float. After only 9 months of one time a week lessons, she was swimming across the pool and even participating in the swim competitions. \n\nI researched a lot of facilities. I visited a few, and priced them all. This was by far the best facility I found, and their pricing structure, though it seems expensive, is actually very competitive and cheaper than some far inferior schools. The pools are warm, and in good condition, and the kids enjoy it. Plus, all the instructors are on the same page, using the same methods, and they know what they are doing. This is far better than the high school kids at a summer camp or something. This is structured, methodical teaching, made fun for the kids. It also has availability that works with working parents' schedules. \n\nI drive significantly out of my way to keep my kids in this program, because it is worth it. I have, and will continue, to recommend this school to all my friends.

Pros: Great Instructors, nice warm pools

Cons: sometimes too crowded

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I love this place. I have had my girls going here for 2 years now, and they love it, and they have learned a lot. My younger daughter started at 3, and was signed up with David as her instructor. He was able to handle her perfectly, and we had really been worried about her shyness and communication disability. At first she cried, and didn't want to swim and reached for us, but he calmly told us to walk away and wait in the parent's room so she couldn't see us. We did, and within minutes he had her laughing and putting her face in the water. She adores him, and within a couple of lessons was doing a perfect back float. After only 9 months of one time a week lessons, she is swimming across the pool and even participating in the swim competitions.

I researched a lot of facilities. I visited a few, and priced them all. This was by far the best facility I found, and their pricing structure, though it seems expensive, is actually very competitive and cheaper than some far inferior schools. The pools are warm, and in good condition, and the kids enjoy it. Plus, all the instructors are on the same page, using the same methods, and they know what they are doing. This is far better than the high school kids at a summer camp or something. This is structured, methodical teaching, made fun for the kids. It also has availability that works with working parents' schedules.

I drive significantly out of my way to keep my kids in this program, because it is worth it. I have, and will continue, to recommend this school to all my friends.

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★★★★★

I love this place. I have had my girls going here for 2 years now, and they love it, and they have learned a lot. My younger daughter started at 3, and was signed up with David as her instructor. He was able to handle her perfectly, and we had really been worried about her shyness and communication disability. At first she cried, and didn't want to swim and reached for us, but he calmly told us to walk away and wait in the parent's room so she couldn't see us. We did, and within minutes he had her laughing and putting her face in the water. She adores him, and within a couple of lessons was doing a perfect back float. After only 9 months of one time a week lessons, she is swimming across the pool and even participating in the swim competitions.

I researched a lot of facilities. I visited a few, and priced them all. This was by far the best facility I found, and their pricing structure, though it seems expensive, is actually very competitive and cheaper than some far inferior schools. The pools are warm, and in good condition, and the kids enjoy it. Plus, all the instructors are on the same page, using the same methods, and they know what they are doing. This is far better than the high school kids at a summer camp or something. This is structured, methodical teaching, made fun for the kids. It also has availability that works with working parents' schedules.

I drive significantly out of my way to keep my kids in this program, because it is worth it. I have, and will continue, to recommend this school to all my friends.

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My son started classes at Waterworks Aquatics when he was 7, less than 2 years ago. At that time he did not know how to swim and not very fond of water although he has taken swim lessons from a different school in the past . His first swim teacher Brad at Waterworks was very patient in teaching him each and every stroke and made him very comfortable with water. Once he left, he started stroke lessons and semi private lessons with David. David is a remarkable teacher full of energy and enthusiasm who can make a striking difference in a child's attitude and success in swimming! He adds fun to his teaching that works very well with young children. David also identified my son's strength and weaknesses right away and worked with him to bring the very best out of him. As a parent, I am proud that he has become very successful and able to compete with children of his age who has been swimming for years! We also love Waterworks' swim meets, very well organized and gives plenty of encouragement to the children!\r\nThe staff at Waterworks are very friendly and accommodative. There is no doubt in my mind that Waterworks Aquatics is the best swim school in the Orange county area! David and Waterworks has made my son feel that swimming is more than a sport for an individual, It is the challenge of character, strength of spirit and hope for future to create many Michael Phelps!\r\n

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My son started classes at Waterworks Aquatics when he was 7, less than 2 years ago. At that time he did not know how to swim and not very fond of water although he has taken swim lessons from a different school in the past . His first swim teacher Brad at Waterworks was very patient in teaching him each and every stroke and made him very comfortable with water. Once he left, he started stroke lessons and semi private lessons with David. David is a remarkable teacher full of energy and enthusiasm who can make a striking difference in a child's attitude and success in swimming! He adds fun to his teaching that works very well with young children. David also identified my son's strength and weaknesses right away and worked with him to bring the very best out of him. As a parent, I am proud that he has become very successful and able to compete with children of his age who has been swimming for years! We also love Waterworks' swim meets, very well organized and gives plenty of encouragement to the children!\r\nThe staff at Waterworks are very friendly and accommodative. There is no doubt in my mind that Waterworks Aquatics is the best swim school in the Orange county area! David and Waterworks has made my son feel that swimming is more than a sport for an individual, It is the challenge of character, strength of spirit and hope for future to create many Michael Phelps!\r\n

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My son Connor is just over two years old and he has been attending Waterworks Aquatics for just over one year now. Connor now loves to swim and I owe it all to this wonderful swim school and his amazing instructor Andrea. Connor can swim independently about half the length of the pool and he knows to roll over on his back to float if he jumps into the pool (or falls in). The staff at this swim school are very helpful and the instructors are very knowledgeable& kind, yet firm which is what you need. Connor has learned so much from his instructor Andrea and he looks forward to coming to class each week. The facility is clean and the water is nice and warm -- always. Connor is in the parent & me advanced course and I will be transitioning him to a semi-private or private class as soon as he is 2.5 years old. He already swims so well and I just can't wait to see how well he will swim in another 6 months from now!!

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My son Connor is just over two years old and he has been attending Waterworks Aquatics for just over one year now. Connor now loves to swim and I owe it all to this wonderful swim school and his amazing instructor Andrea. Connor can swim independently about half the length of the pool and he knows to roll over on his back to float if he jumps into the pool (or falls in). The staff at this swim school are very helpful and the instructors are very knowledgeable& kind, yet firm which is what you need. Connor has learned so much from his instructor Andrea and he looks forward to coming to class each week. The facility is clean and the water is nice and warm -- always. Connor is in the parent & me advanced course and I will be transitioning him to a semi-private or private class as soon as he is 2.5 years old. He already swims so well and I just can't wait to see how well he will swim in another 6 months from now!!

Pros: Excellent instructors

Cons: Somewhat pricey

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Our family has been attending Waterworks Swim School once a week for almost five years. Our son Hayden started at the first course offered called Parents and Me Lessons when he was 4 months old. Since then he has advanced through the Advanced Parent and Me Lessons onto the semi-private lessons. By the Advanced Parent and Me lesson phase at around 2 Hayden had already mastered floating on his back and began to work on his swimming technique. We now feel very comfortable around water knowing Hayden has the ability to swim and float on his own and is aware of hazards surrounding a pool. Hailey our two year old daughter has advanced to the Intermediate Parent and Me Lessons floating well, but is still working on gaining her confidence in the water. She has been attending the Parent and Me Lessons since she was six months old and appreciates going swimming each week in the warm pool seeing her favorite instructor Courtney. As parents that have had pools since our childhood and lived within 10 minutes of the ocean our entire life we believe strongly in the skills taught through Waterworks in Irvine and their instructors. Having the utility of multiple pools that are always heated provides Hayden and Hailey the best of learning environments. Waterworks provides a great education while in a fun environment and always has our childrens best interest at heart.

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Our family has been attending Waterworks Swim School once a week for almost five years. Our son Hayden started at the first course offered called Parents and Me Lessons when he was 4 months old. Since then he has advanced through the Advanced Parent and Me Lessons onto the semi-private lessons. By the Advanced Parent and Me lesson phase at around 2 Hayden had already mastered floating on his back and began to work on his swimming technique. We now feel very comfortable around water knowing Hayden has the ability to swim and float on his own and is aware of hazards surrounding a pool. Hailey our two year old daughter has advanced to the Intermediate Parent and Me Lessons floating well, but is still working on gaining her confidence in the water. She has been attending the Parent and Me Lessons since she was six months old and appreciates going swimming each week in the warm pool seeing her favorite instructor Courtney. As parents that have had pools since our childhood and lived within 10 minutes of the ocean our entire life we believe strongly in the skills taught through Waterworks in Irvine and their instructors. Having the utility of multiple pools that are always heated provides Hayden and Hailey the best of learning environments. Waterworks provides a great education while in a fun environment and always has our childrens best interest at heart.

Cons: Only in Irvine

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My daughter is in competitive swim and we first learned about this place from our friends whom we met at another swim school. Both girls were enrolled in an Anaheim Hills swim school's swim team program and were entered in non-competitive swim meets at a Tustin swim school. When that Tustin school swim meet season ended, we were told about Waterworks as a place for our girls to continue swimming non-competitively during the winter months. \r\n\r\nIn September 2009, my daughter entered her first swim competition at Waterworks. Unlike our experience at the two other swim schools, we were really impressed with the facility and with the speed that the swim competitions were held. A week after that non-competitive meet, my daughter had her first USSA meet at NOVA. While she did OK and placed OK as a 6 year old, I knew that she needed some extra work on her strokes to get her to the level that she wanted to be at. I ASKED HER, and it is always her choice, what level she wanted to be at. She said she was OK with her placement at the NOVA meet but really wanted to improve. \r\n\r\nI had a choice in the schools that I could send her to. I could send her back to the place where she learned, but that was out because the pool is too small and the instructors style did not match my daughter's competitive nature. The Tustin school was out too. As much as my daughter liked the swim meets held there, the pool was still too small. For her to get the edge and race on the same level as the girls that she is competing, it was important that she also learn in the same length pool that she works out in 3 -4 times/week at AAA. \r\n\r\nI spoke wtih Katie and I explained the situation to her. I frankly did not know what I needed and I needed something that had the most impact in 4 weeks because that was when her next meet was. She suggested a semi-private lesson with an instructor to really help her with her butterfly and breaststroke. We got Julian for the first set of lessons.\r\n\r\nWithin 4 weeks, we saw a difference in her strokes and she had more confidence, placed a bit higher in her events and started to shave some time off. After a couple of months, Julian's schedule changed and we started with David. My daughter has really improved with David. Julian ironed out the rough spots and David is really working with her on strategy. I have disclosed to her coach that we are working with a private instructor on the weekends so messages get passed to David from her coach on things that she needs to work on. It has worked out excellently. If David is not available, we know that we can see Julian and Jess and still get the same excellent instruction.\r\n\r\nIn the 6 months since the initial lesson, my daughter is now placing at the top of her age group and this came at a great time with JO MAX series of meets occurred this past winter. People see my daughter swim and the first question they always have is how old is she. The next is how long has she been swimming. I tell them the answers and they are shocked by both (6 years old, swimming for almost 5 years). And then the conversation about competitive swimming ensues. I do recommend Waterworks, hands down every time. Without the office staff who steered me in the right direction and the great instruction, my daughter would not be doing as well as she has been. So, in case I have not said it enough, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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★★★★★

My daughter is in competitive swim and we first learned about this place from our friends whom we met at another swim school. Both girls were enrolled in an Anaheim Hills swim school's swim team program and were entered in non-competitive swim meets at a Tustin swim school. When that Tustin school swim meet season ended, we were told about Waterworks as a place for our girls to continue swimming non-competitively during the winter months. \r\n\r\nIn September 2009, my daughter entered her first swim competition at Waterworks. Unlike our experience at the two other swim schools, we were really impressed with the facility and with the speed that the swim competitions were held. A week after that non-competitive meet, my daughter had her first USSA meet at NOVA. While she did OK and placed OK as a 6 year old, I knew that she needed some extra work on her strokes to get her to the level that she wanted to be at. I ASKED HER, and it is always her choice, what level she wanted to be at. She said she was OK with her placement at the NOVA meet but really wanted to improve. \r\n\r\nI had a choice in the schools that I could send her to. I could send her back to the place where she learned, but that was out because the pool is too small and the instructors style did not match my daughter's competitive nature. The Tustin school was out too. As much as my daughter liked the swim meets held there, the pool was still too small. For her to get the edge and race on the same level as the girls that she is competing, it was important that she also learn in the same length pool that she works out in 3 -4 times/week at AAA. \r\n\r\nI spoke wtih Katie and I explained the situation to her. I frankly did not know what I needed and I needed something that had the most impact in 4 weeks because that was when her next meet was. She suggested a semi-private lesson with an instructor to really help her with her butterfly and breaststroke. We got Julian for the first set of lessons.\r\n\r\nWithin 4 weeks, we saw a difference in her strokes and she had more confidence, placed a bit higher in her events and started to shave some time off. After a couple of months, Julian's schedule changed and we started with David. My daughter has really improved with David. Julian ironed out the rough spots and David is really working with her on strategy. I have disclosed to her coach that we are working with a private instructor on the weekends so messages get passed to David from her coach on things that she needs to work on. It has worked out excellently. If David is not available, we know that we can see Julian and Jess and still get the same excellent instruction.\r\n\r\nIn the 6 months since the initial lesson, my daughter is now placing at the top of her age group and this came at a great time with JO MAX series of meets occurred this past winter. People see my daughter swim and the first question they always have is how old is she. The next is how long has she been swimming. I tell them the answers and they are shocked by both (6 years old, swimming for almost 5 years). And then the conversation about competitive swimming ensues. I do recommend Waterworks, hands down every time. Without the office staff who steered me in the right direction and the great instruction, my daughter would not be doing as well as she has been. So, in case I have not said it enough, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Pros: Great instructors, nice staff, great facility, swim meets

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My son Mathieu (4 years old) is very shy and can be very picky with instructors ! When he started his swimming lesson with Todd, I could tell after 5 minutes that I was at the right place, with the right person. It's a pleasure to see Mathieu smiling, and enjoying his swimming lesson. He is making very good progress and ask for more lessons !!

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My son Mathieu (4 years old) is very shy and can be very picky with instructors ! When he started his swimming lesson with Todd, I could tell after 5 minutes that I was at the right place, with the right person. It's a pleasure to see Mathieu smiling, and enjoying his swimming lesson. He is making very good progress and ask for more lessons !!

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I would highly recommend Waterworks to any parent looking for a fundamental/advanced swim facility. We have taken swim lessons from other facilities in the area and found that Waterworks instructors are the most engaging with the children. \r\n\r\nWe have taken swim lessons from Miss Carmella of Waterworks for some time now and she has been instrumental in teaching my 4 year old son the basics of swimming to developing him into a confident independent swimmer. He is now enjoying competitive swimming at the facility and more importantly has learned a life skill that will be beneficial to him for the rest of his life. We are so thankful for Miss Carmella for her sweet spirit and coaching.\r\n\r\nThe swim programs are rewarding for the child as each level that they accomplish successfully a certificate is given as well as a trip to the Treasure Box (all children need incentives) and for the parent a level of satisfaction for a life skill accomplished. \r\n\r\nWaterworks is a large facility that has three heated indoor pools with colorful characters for the children to look at as well as one outdoor pool. Some of the other amenities include bathrooms, changing rooms, showers, and a snack bar. \r\n\r\nI highly recommend this facility for babies, toddlers, children, and adults as they offer parent and me classes, child/teacher classes and adult classes. The staff is helpful and polite. The teachers are warm and friendly and genuinely interested in the childs development of swimming. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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I would highly recommend Waterworks to any parent looking for a fundamental/advanced swim facility. We have taken swim lessons from other facilities in the area and found that Waterworks instructors are the most engaging with the children. \r\n\r\nWe have taken swim lessons from Miss Carmella of Waterworks for some time now and she has been instrumental in teaching my 4 year old son the basics of swimming to developing him into a confident independent swimmer. He is now enjoying competitive swimming at the facility and more importantly has learned a life skill that will be beneficial to him for the rest of his life. We are so thankful for Miss Carmella for her sweet spirit and coaching.\r\n\r\nThe swim programs are rewarding for the child as each level that they accomplish successfully a certificate is given as well as a trip to the Treasure Box (all children need incentives) and for the parent a level of satisfaction for a life skill accomplished. \r\n\r\nWaterworks is a large facility that has three heated indoor pools with colorful characters for the children to look at as well as one outdoor pool. Some of the other amenities include bathrooms, changing rooms, showers, and a snack bar. \r\n\r\nI highly recommend this facility for babies, toddlers, children, and adults as they offer parent and me classes, child/teacher classes and adult classes. The staff is helpful and polite. The teachers are warm and friendly and genuinely interested in the childs development of swimming. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

Pros: Great Instructors

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My daughter Andrea has been attending Irvine Waterworks Swim School for the past 8 months. She has participated in group and individual lessons. We are very happy with her progress. \n\nThe instructors at Waterworks are professional, disciplined, knowledgeable and self motivated to provide the best experience possible for the students. The attendance of Andreas instructor has been commendable. 8 months of twice weekly lessons she has only once not been present and this was capably dealt with well in advance of the lesson.\n\nAdministrative staff is polite, competent and backed up with specialized / state or the art computer systems which makes the process more efficient for everyone.\n\nThe facility is large, clean, modern, well planned and full of amenities over and above the 4 swimming pools.\n\nThe jewel in the Waterworks Crown is their monthly swim meet. This meet accommodates swimmers from entry to expert level. It is planned, organized and executed superbly. All swimmers are awarded ribbons and trophies. Times and performance for all participants are tracked on the Waterworks website. This is an excellent and efficient way for parents and children to monitor performance and progress in the pool. Parents and children love it!\n\nThank you Waterworks for providing Orange County with a great aquatics facility.\n

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★★★★★

My daughter Andrea has been attending Irvine Waterworks Swim School for the past 8 months. She has participated in group and individual lessons. We are very happy with her progress. \n\nThe instructors at Waterworks are professional, disciplined, knowledgeable and self motivated to provide the best experience possible for the students. The attendance of Andreas instructor has been commendable. 8 months of twice weekly lessons she has only once not been present and this was capably dealt with well in advance of the lesson.\n\nAdministrative staff is polite, competent and backed up with specialized / state or the art computer systems which makes the process more efficient for everyone.\n\nThe facility is large, clean, modern, well planned and full of amenities over and above the 4 swimming pools.\n\nThe jewel in the Waterworks Crown is their monthly swim meet. This meet accommodates swimmers from entry to expert level. It is planned, organized and executed superbly. All swimmers are awarded ribbons and trophies. Times and performance for all participants are tracked on the Waterworks website. This is an excellent and efficient way for parents and children to monitor performance and progress in the pool. Parents and children love it!\n\nThank you Waterworks for providing Orange County with a great aquatics facility.\n

Pros: Swim Meet

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The swim teachers are great here. They are great with kids from infant and up. Patient, kind, encouraging. Their are 4 big swim pools they use. Swim competitions are also offered. The office staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.

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The swim teachers are great here. They are great with kids from infant and up. Patient, kind, encouraging. Their are 4 big swim pools they use. Swim competitions are also offered. The office staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.

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.We have been attending Waterworks Aquatics for the past 2 1/2 years to get our 3 year old water safe. The front office staff and instructors are fantastic. You walk in and they say hi immediately -- it is a nice switch from other places! \r\n\r\nWe decided to move from the parent and me classes to semiprivate. After the semiprivate - we moved to a private lesson. My son was having some fears in the water so, Jon, the owner got involved when he saw that our son wasn't progressing as quickly as he should be. In the three lessons we have had with Jon, our son can float on his back and roll from his back to his belly and back to his back. Jon believes that he will have our son swimming the entire length of the pool by summer! \r\n\r\nI love the fact that the owner of the swim school personally got involved to make sure that my son can swim! \r\n\r\nThank you to the entire Waterworks team.\r\n

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.We have been attending Waterworks Aquatics for the past 2 1/2 years to get our 3 year old water safe. The front office staff and instructors are fantastic. You walk in and they say hi immediately -- it is a nice switch from other places! \r\n\r\nWe decided to move from the parent and me classes to semiprivate. After the semiprivate - we moved to a private lesson. My son was having some fears in the water so, Jon, the owner got involved when he saw that our son wasn't progressing as quickly as he should be. In the three lessons we have had with Jon, our son can float on his back and roll from his back to his belly and back to his back. Jon believes that he will have our son swimming the entire length of the pool by summer! \r\n\r\nI love the fact that the owner of the swim school personally got involved to make sure that my son can swim! \r\n\r\nThank you to the entire Waterworks team.\r\n

Pros: Best Swim Instructors and Staff

Cons: Crazy busy on swim meet days

More about Waterworks Aquatics Swim Schl

Waterworks Aquatics offers a variety of programs including private and semi-private swim lessons to children ages 4 months - adult. We also offer Swim Team, Stroke Clinic Classes, Parent and Me Classes (4 months - 3 years old), Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Water Aerobics, Water Therapy, Swim Competitions, Summer Swim Camps, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Courses.

 

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