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Beach House Classes


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The City of Santa Monica is currently accepting proposals for recreational classes to be offered at the Annenberg Community Beach House or at appropriate locations on the beach in Santa Monica. If you or somebody you know may be interested in providing high-quality, meaningful recreationally enriching classes and activities, please submit a proposal. All submissions must be filed through the ProcureNow website.
Visit here to prepare and submit your proposal for consideration. Closes 3pm Friday, 10/29/2021.

Youth Semi-Private Swim Lessons


 Swim classes return in Spring, sign up for our newsletter for updates!
Water Exploration (Learn-to-Swim Level 1) for children 4 years and up: This introductory level is the first level in our Learn-to-Swim program. Instructors focus on building students comfort and independence in the water.
Primary Skills (Learn-to-Swim Level 2) for children 4 years and up: Before entering this level children must feel comfortable submerging their face underwater as well as floating on their stomach & back with the help of an instructor.
MINNOW Level 3
Stroke Readiness: To enter this level, participants must be capable of independently floating and swimming 5 body lengths on front and back with arm and leg coordination.
FISH Level 4
Stroke Development: Children must be able to swim a minimum of 15 yards of the pool with coordinated front crawl and elementary backstroke before entering this level.


Stand-Up Paddleboard Classes

Stay tuned for classes in Summer 2022! Until then, Stand-Up Paddleboard rentals are available daily when Guest Services is open.
This class offers you the chance to learn the basics of this exciting activity and enjoy the world-famous Santa Monica State Beach from a whole new perspective.


Class Information


Parking is included. 

Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk
A completed waiver is required to participate in each Beach House class. If the participant is under 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. 


Minimum Enrollment

A minimum number of registered participants is required for some class sessions to be held. If there is low class enrollment on the first day of a class session, the class session may be canceled or students may be given the option to transfer to an equivalent class if available. In the event that the City cancels a class and transferring classes is not possible, participants will be refunded.

Refund Request Form

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