Kurt Edwards, Founder

About Cougar Swim School

Since we opened for business in 2004, Cougar Swim school has focused on teaching swimmers and divers of all abilities and ages to improve their swimming and diving skills one small stroke at a time.

Learning to swim is also one of the best things a parent can do for their child. Being a strong and confident swimmer sets children up for a lifetime of fun and fitness. Our experienced staff is dedicated to helping students gain confidence, have fun and become better swimmers and divers.

We’re committed to making every lesson a positive, nurturing, and fun experience for the student and parent. Our caring and experience instructors treat each student individually to make sure they receive positive feedback and encouragement during their swimming and diving lessons. Our group lessons have a maximum ratio of 4 participants to 1 instructor.

Our program uses a unique, gentle, personal teaching method that promotes learning and allows the student to learn the proper way to swim and be safe in the water. Instruction in our program ranges from our specialized classes for infants and toddlers to training for those wanting to develop stroke technique in preparation for swim teams. Regardless of the level, our instructors guide students to attain their best while enjoying the sport of swimming and having fun.

Our swim staff works diligently to maintain the highest standards of professionalism. All of the instructors are certified lifeguards and are professionally trained as swim instructors. Everyone on our staff is also trained and certified in CPR and First Aid.

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Cougar Swim School offers swimming and diving lessons, as well as water polo clinics, Junior Life Guard training and other aquatic camps in the Santa Cruz area.

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