Thanks to the beautiful climate in Santa Barbara, we’re able to offer our swim programs year round! For both members and non-members of all ages, we offer private swim lessons taught by experienced instructors. For ages 7 – 18, we also offer varying levels of Swim Team that allow kids to learn the basics of the four competitive strokes then progressively move up in the team.

Person swimming at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, 93117

Swim Team Levels & Schedules

Novice ages 7 – 12
The Novice team trains on the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes.  Technique is improved through regular swim sets and drills. Racing starts, turns, and finishes are progressively taught, building on what they’ve learned in Pre-Swim.

Monday/ Wednesday
Tuesday/ Thursday
In the lap pool, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Age Group ages 9 – 18
The Age Group team is for advanced swimmers. Children must be able to complete at least one length in each stroke, know their open turns and underwater streamlines, as well as do track start and flip turns. This team trains in all four of the competitive strokes with an emphasis on fine-tuning technique, building endurance, and increasing speed through regular swim sets.

Monday/ Wednesday
Tuesday/ Thursday
In the lap pool, 4:15 – 5:30 pm

Age and ability are both taken into consideration when placing your child into a team.

To schedule an evaluation or for more information and pricing, contact Kelly Margheriti at kelly.margheriti@swellclubs.com.

Young girl doing swim lessons at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Swim Lessons

Each swim lesson is customized to your skills and abilities and includes a private swim instructor assigned based on your swim needs. Every swim instructor at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club is highly qualified with backgrounds in competitive swimming, water polo, or triathlons, and they use their experience and knowledge of swimming to teach proper stroke technique and water safety skills for all levels. All lessons are 30 minutes long and are set up as once weekly standing appointments with an instructor.

Already have a scheduled lesson but are looking to cancel? Please notify Kelly Margheriti in writing or via email at kelly.margheriti@swellclubs.com at least 7 days in advance. Missed lessons and lessons canceled within 7 days of the scheduled lesson date will result in an equal charge to the lesson price.

Baby Swim

Check out parent and child swim class that teaches basic essentials water skills. Your child will have fun while becoming comfortable in the water as they participate in activities like singing songs and playing with toys.

Offered in the mornings, Mondays – Thursdays

For more info to schedule a swim lesson or join a baby swim class, contact Kelly Margheriti at kelly.margheriti@swellclubs.com.