Cal Elite Kids • 949-589-1512
22982 Ave. Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita

Preschoolers love taking swimming lessons at Cal Elite Kids! Our teachers are experienced, professional experts in teaching young children to swim. Our classes are taught in a gentle, yet progressive environment with a focus on teaching excellent swimming skills. Learning to swim is a critical skill for every preschooler – it is also a wonderful life skill that, when taught well, can open the door to many years of fun and enjoyment. At Cal Elite, we teach children to swim.


Little Dippers

(Class ratio 8:1)
Parent is in the water with baby

Being in the water with your little one is an amazing and rewarding experience. Let us show you what they are capable of. Class will focus on water acclimation, comfort in the water, balance and buoyancy, introduction to back floating and an introduction to water safety skills. It is a wonderful experience for parent and child bonding! The child has an adult (parent or other) in the water with him/her at all times.
30 minutes / Currently offering FREE classes!
Fee: $65/month
Monday – 11:00-11:30 am – 3-5 months
Friday – 9:30-10:00 am – 3-5 months


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Baby & Me

(Class ratio 6:1) Parent is in the water with baby
Washable swim diaper REQUIRED.
 Baby & Me classes are designed to provide a positive and comfortable water experience for babies. This class will help your child gain the basic skills needed to participate in the more independent learning environment of our preschool swim program. Babies are gently introduced to floating skills, breath control, submersion, and whole body movement through the water. Parents will learn the proper techniques for working with their baby in the water, lending to baby’s comfort and progress.
Fee: $65/month
Monday-Sunday – 30 minute classes – 6 mo-2.5 years




(Class ratio 4:1)
Waterbugs are introduced to age-appropriate skills that will progressively prepare them to learn to swim. Swimming lessons are a new experience for most Waterbugs! Apprehensions are overcome as Waterbugs develop early swimming skills related to buoyancy, propulsion and breathing. In this class, they gain independence in the water and progress to swimming across our pool with roll-over breathing.
Fee: $65/month
Monday-Sunday – 30 minute classes – 2.5-4 years




(Class ratio 4:1)
Sharkies continue to build upon the foundation of basic swimming skills, adding age-appropriate skills in flexible progressions. New focus is placed on correct form and technique lending to stronger swim skills in more advanced levels. Sharkies transition to side breathing for their freestyle and are introduced to backstroke.
Fee: $65/month
Monday-Sunday – 30 minute classes – 4-6 years




(Class ratio 6:1)
Clownfish is based on a stroke development curriculum focusing on the 4 competitive swim strokes. Students rely on fundamental swim skills and work toward more refined technique and form. Emphasis is placed on stroke efficiency and gaining strength and endurance in the water.
Fee: $65/month (4 classes)
Monday-Sunday – 30 minute classes – 6-8 years




(Class ratio 10:1)
Aquanauts is designed to take the proficient swimmer to the next level! Students develop skills required by swim teams and junior lifeguard programs. They become stronger swimmers through conditioning and learn the FUN-damentals of other aquatic activities such as water polo, surfing and more!
Requires evaluation or teacher recommendation.
Fee: $96/month (4 classes)
Monday-Sunday – 45 minute classes- 5-13 years



Semi-Private Lessons

(The student-to-teacher ratio is 2 to 1)
This format provides individualized attention and practice time while allowing peer interaction. Personalized programming based on the levels of the students. Please contact Swim Director Christen Vermaerke for private lesson bookings
Fee: $99/month (4 classes)
Monday-Sunday – 20 minute classes



Private Lessons

(The student-to-teacher ratio is 1 to 1)
This format provides individualized attention based on the needs of the student. Please contact Swim Director Christen Vermaerke for private lesson bookings
Fee: $197/month (4 classes)
Monday-Sunday – 20 minute classes



Swim Intensives

(Class ratio 4:1)
Swim Intensives are a great way to jump start your swim experience or give that extra kick! Lessons are 30 minutes Monday-Thursday with a ratio of 4 to 1. We will be offering intensives all summer and all ages and abilities are welcome. If you have any questions in regards to placement, please contact our Director Christen at
Fee: $65/week
Monday-Thursday – 30 minute classes



Activities & Classes for All

Cal Elite Kids is an amazing and dynamic place for kids! We are a multi-discipline center offering activities and educational programs for children 6 months – 18 years old. We provide professional athletic instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, swimming, soccer, dance, and cheerleading.


We believe that every child is a champion. We believe in providing excellent training in an environment where the child comes first. We believe that participating in athletics should be challenging and progressive, but never at the expense of fun… or a child’s self worth. We believe that sports should serve as a springboard for lifelong health and fitness, as well as an enduring source of validation and pride. We recognize that each child is unique and that each child learns in his or her own way. We understand that each success, great and small, is important.


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