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Safety is our priority
Learn from a former Olympic team swimmer

Swimming is one of the most important skills you can teach an individual. Being safe in and around the water is a priceless gift. Safe Swim Academy strives to provide swim lessons of the highest quality and safety. We pride ourselves on being one of the best in the industry with our well-trained Olympian level founder, as well as creative, enthusiastic, and highly professional instructors. ​


We have developed our own proven teaching style through games, songs and imagery characters to develop comfort and proficiency in the water, engaging your child in a way that makes getting used to the water a fun experience. ​


Learning to swim can be a challenging experience - but it doesn’t need to be! At Safe Swim Academy, we make it possible for swimmers of all ages, from 6 months babies to adults, to make rapid progress in water safety skills in a fun, positive, and encouraging atmosphere!

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Swimming is more than just a sport

~ It's a life-saving skill ~

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A former Olympic team swimmer

Welcome to Safe Swim Academy! My name is Monica Barbu and swimming is my passion. I have been swimming since I was 4 years old. After 15 years of swimming professionally and reaching the highest level of performance as part of the Romanian Olympic swimming team throughout high school and into my collegian career, I decided to turn my passion into a profession. 

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Baby Swimming Class
6-18 months
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The Baby Aquatics class is as much for the parents as it is for the children. It gives parents safety information and teaches techniques to orient their children...

Private Kid Lesson
2-14 years
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In our private kids lessons, we work on getting the student water safe which leads seamlessly into learning strokes. They will learn survival methods like float......

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14 years & above

It is never too late to learn how to swim! Whether you are a first-time swimmer, working to overcome a fear of water, training for competition ,or just trying to perfect strokes.....

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One-on-one swim instruction is perfect for those who need more personalized attention. The swimmer receives the instructor's undivided attention, constructive ......

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Join our swim group lessons for an immersive and enjoyably aquatic experience! Our small, focused classes provide personalized attention, ensuring that students...

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We also offer semi-private lessons dedicated for siblings or friends of similar age and abilities wanting to be in the same class, promoting playful competition and motivation...

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Safe Swim Academy always makes sure we offer our students the utmost attention and dedication they deserve. Take a look at some of our testimonials to see why swimming with us can be life changing.


"Monica is an outstanding quality swimming instructor and personalized swimming coach in San Diego. She teaches safety first, and then provides professional level progressive instructions adapted to all students and levels, even up to the level of refining competitive swimming technique for all strokes". 


- Rosemary R. -

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