The Peaks and Valleys of Swimming

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Success in swimming is measured in peaks and valleys. We recognize those peaks and valleys as small achievements and forward progress. When a child is learning to ride a bike, they start with training wheels. 

Some days are harder than others and you wonder why your child doesn't want to take their training wheels off?  So, they practice and practice until one day the training wheels come off and they can ride independently. 

Learning to swim is the same. 

The natural form of progression is much like a roller coaster to success. We see success (peaks) and then we see moments of intense practice (valleys). Towards the end we see a natural coast towards independence and ability. Your child can now safely swim! 

Come try one of our newly added intensives or a semi-private swim lessons and experience the true joy of having your child become safe in the water.

-Swim School Director, Liz Bridgford


Pool Maintenance 8/21 - 9/1 at Montanoso Rec Center

Monday, August21st-Friday, September 1st:  



Your current schedule will remain the same. This is simply a two week location change. Montanoso will be undergoing maintenance.

Sierra Recreation Center is very close to Montanoso Recreation. Just down Marguerite towards Crown Valley by less than a mile.

**The Sierra Recreation Center is located at 26887 Recodo Lane , Mission Viejo, CA 92691** 

For Sierra, entry will be on Recodo Lane through the side gate

(just to the left of the main entrance).

The gate will be opened 15 prior to lessons starting.

Parking is available on the street for Nadadores families that do not have a membership with us.

Sierra is nestled in a quiet neighborhood, so we ask parents to be thoughtful of driveways and to not block them.

There is one street we do not allow parking on: Quevedo Lane.

Do not park in the parking lot or enter through the main building. This is reserved for members of the community center. Also, please be aware of the no parking signs to avoid any possible tickets. 


One amazing benefit to the Sierra Recreation Center is they have a playground located a few feet from the pool. You are more than welcome to enjoy it after you go to the front desk and either buy a punch pass or day pass. The use fee includes the pool and fitness center, as well.

 Day Use Fees:

Adults: $8 (14 and older)

Youth $4 (3 months-13 years)

 Guest Punch Pass:

“Get six visits for the price of five!” No Expiration Date

Adults: $40 for 6 visits

Youth: $20 for 6 visits