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L.A. Swim Safari
L.A. Swim Safari

L.A. Swim Safari

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Introduction: Ari has been teaching swimming lessons for more than 10 years, in programs throughout New England and NYC. Over the past four years, Ari has created a method of teaching to help students learn through play, and develop life long safety skills in the process. Comfort in the water is paramount. Ari believes that children become more comfortable and accomplished in the water when teachers bring playfulness and creativity to exercises that develop stroke and technique.  This tested method allows students to discover their abilities and confidence in the water. Without expectations or added pressure children are able to get comfortable immediately. Therefore, each child guides the structure of the lessons with their personality and comfort level.

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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3 years in business

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Cash, Check, Venmo

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Ari is a FANTASTIC teacher! My kids adore him and have learned so much from his instruction. While having fun and playing games, they have made tremendous progress in their skills, knowledge and safety around and in the pool. Ari is engaged, focused, enthusiastic and such an expert at both the way kids learn best and swimming techniques. He incorporates just the right amount of challenge with plenty of fun, adventure and storytelling. Unlike every other activity we have ever done, I have never heard my kids complain about a swimming lesson - quite the opposite! They look forward to Ari coming and rarely let him leave on time. With my husband and I, Ari is an excellent communicator, provides frequent updates, helpful ideas and information. I would recommend him to ANYONE without hesitation.
May 7, 2020
Shawei W.

Ari is our favorite swim teacher, and between two kids, we've had many. Really, he was more than a swim teacher; he was a coach, friend, mentor and supreme role model. Ari guided my daughter's transition to competitive swimming, and was helpful with both technical skills and mental tips. My daughter always looked forward to swim lessons with Ari. While he always kept things fun by switching up drills and playing games, he also knew when and how to push my daughter to reach her potential. To us, Ari is the gold standard in swim teachers!
Sep 28, 2019
Amanda F.

I can't recommend Ari enough. He has an amazing way with kids and was able to make a major breakthrough with my daughter and made her into a talented lover of swimming. My daughter developed a wonderful relationship with him. He's the best.
Aug 1, 2019
Jane H.

Ari is truly the most amazing swim instructor. My daughter adored him literally from the second she met him in the pool (which is not typical of her). He engages children in such a fun and unique way while also teaching them real skills. Within 2 lessons with Ari my daughter’s swimming improved so drastically I could hardly believe it. After a month, She was practically swimming on her own. Then Ari moved to LA and we are so sad about it. But lucky for you if you live in LA. Do yourself and your children a favor and hire him ASAP!
Aug 1, 2019
Lauren L.

Ari is the absolute best!!! My kids absolutely loved him and looked forward to every lesson. He made it fun and kept it interesting and challenged them to get better with every lesson. And they both made AMAZING progress in their swimming while working with Ari. Can’t say enough great things about our experience. Swim safari is out of this world!!
Jul 31, 2019
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Ari Itkin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $60 per half hour, and class lengths vary depending on students' age and abilities.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 10+ years of teaching experience at premiere facilities in NYC, in addition to 6 years experience in competition.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started out as a competitive swimmer but then became passionate about passing on my knowledge to the younger generations. Working with children has always been rewarding and teaching a love for the water is such an important job.

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