Cost: Free! Must RSVP
May 30th 1:00pm (Santa Monica)
May 23rd 1:00pm (Hollywood)
This class is designed to educate parents in hopes of reducing anxiety around pool related experiences and to address any and all parent concerns regarding water safety, swim instruction, traumatic experiences, regression, floaties, vacations, pool parties, pool gates and covers, intensive swim programs, and how to know if your child is truly water safe. Lisa believes that drowning is a preventable tragedy and hopes that through education, parents will have the tools needed to keep their children safe and to provide a positive swim experience.
Lisa Cook is the Founder and CEO of KidSwim, the premier developmental swim school in Southern California. For 15 years KidSwim has taught kids to love the water with instructors throughout Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Glendale/Pasadena. Lisa has been involved in aquatics, professionally, since the age of 18. Prior to starting Kidswim she served as aquatics director at both the Westside and Santa Monica YMCAs; has twice run the aquatics venue at the Special Olympics Summer Games; coached Masters and Youth swim teams at the YMCA; conducted stroke clinics, mini-triathlons, and organized and implemented many community service swim weeks for inner city children. Lisa began speaking about water safety education more than ten years ago and speaks at schools, parenting classes, day camps, and mom clubs. In addition to owning and operating KidSwim, Lisa has her secondary teaching credential, has attended NYU’s school of social work and is a published author. Most importantly she is the mother of two boys. To watch a short video about the Kidswim story visit www.kidswim.org .