The Herrick Method of swim instruction is effective, progressive and nurturing.
Swim lessons are the single most important precaution a parent can take in mitigating the chance of drowning.
We are conveniently located just off Laurel Canyon Boulevard and the 101 Freeway.
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Located in Valley Village, California, The Jim Herrick Swim School began as The Sherman Oaks Swim School and is now the longest-standing, established swim school in the area.
We are very grateful for and proud of our stellar reputation throughout the community. We believe that while much of it is due to the success of the Herrick Method of swim instruction, we know that great service, knowledgeable instructors, scheduling flexibility & affordability are all key elements to a valuable experience. We strive to achieve these aspects in our business every day.
Swim lessons are the single most important precaution a parent can take in mitigating the chance of drowning. Fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years. At The Jim Herrick Swim School, our mission is to minimize the number of drownings that occur in our community with outstanding water safety instruction, flexible and convenient scheduling, and a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that delivers a truly valuable experience. While many swim schools focus on survival-swimming techniques in the water, at Jim Herrick’s, we teach meaningful water skills that transcend and will stick with our students after they move on from our school.