About Us

The Ripple Effect

We believe there’s magic in the water. No, really, we’ve seen it in action. With the help of specially trained instructors, swimmers of all abilities break through barriers and open up new possibilities. For many children in our program, learning to swim is their first big win. At Swim With Heart, we replace the words, “You can’t,” with “Yes, you can!”

As a result, our swimmers, especially those with special needs, gain the confidence to achieve the impossible outside of the pool. Children who are told they’ll never have the coordination to walk, are walking – and even jumping; those who have been silent start using their words; those who have trouble making friends are suddenly part of a community. Experiences in the water become life skills that will improve swimmers’ lives and the lives of those around them.

Swim With Heart is non-profit organization that offers year-round swim instruction and competitive swim team training to residents of the Santa Monica and the surrounding areas. Here at Swim With Heart, we focus on personal connections, setting goals and achieving them, all while having fun.

Instructors here are specially trained to help swimmers break through barriers, especially those with special needs. For many children in our program, learning to swim is their first big win. At Swim With Heart, we replace the words, “You Can’t,” with “Yes, I Can!”