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We are a year round facility .. outdoors in the summer sun .. indoors in winter.. Our water temperture is 93 degrees.. very small student /teacher ratio.. .. Small number of children in pool at a time .. sime classes there is only one at a time .. so it is excellent for maintaining focus throughout lesson.. Great to have privacy for Adults.Our program has been proven to work over the span of time ( since 1981).. Our techniques are greared to work for all ages , devlopmental amd special needs student


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Sat - SunClosed

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Office line: (925) 798-3170

Phone: (925) 932-5861

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2525 Stanwell Dr Concord Ca 94520 #250

Very private setting to maximize focus

English, Spanish

United states Swimming Association


Little Dippers

Swimming Instruction


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Edited: 09/26/2016
BEST in the EAST bay!

I have had all three of my children enrolled through Little Dipper Swim School for the past 2 years now and it is amazing how much my children has learned while attending. My older daughter just did swim team this past summer and was at the top of her age group. All of the coaches asked where she learned to swim and when I told them they told me they loved Little Dipper Swimmers. She had so much fun this summer on swim team it was such a positive experience for our family and she could not have gotten confident in her skills if it were not for her teachers at Little Dippers. My middle child is in a private class and he is working on rolling to float alone at the age of 3 years old he can swim the length with reaching arms. When we go on family vacations people are amazed on how well he can swim. Our 7 month old is now in the Starfish class. I love this class, we sing songs and do movements week after week. I get to bond with my baby while she is learning. My husband and I enjoy pool time with our family and we thank all of our teachers at Little Dippers.

We have referred many of our friends to Little Dippers and would not do so unless we were happy there. I just read the post below from another parent. And it seems that they are writing about the wrong program... I get e-mails back right way sometimes within minutes and even during off hours. All of the teachers we have had are wonderful, so it does not bother us who we get. And the program has been around for 29 year (I think) with a wonderful reputation. It is sad that a parent would write such a comment. Make sure to take your kids to Little Dippers!! We drive from Danville and it is well worth it as I have tried other programs in my area and it does not compare.


Mother of 3

Danville , Ca

Edited: 09/26/2016
Dear- Little Dippers Thank ...

Dear- Little Dippers
Thank you....Thank you for having swim lessons for children. Had it not been for the lessons our daughter Sophia (now 5) took from age 2-5 at your swim school, she may not be with us today.

On Saturday, we were playing on a ...dock with friends at the Lafayette Reservoir. The children were playing nicely - not rowdy - when suddenly Sophia accidentally fell into the the Reservoir. She knew exactly what to do. Sophia swam up to the top, and we pulled her out of the water. We immediately praised her for her awesome swimming and perfect reaction. We're so very proud of Sophia, and that the only bad thing that happened were wet clothes and shoes.

Although she no longer attends class at Little Dippers, the instruction she received at your school prepared her for this situation and saved her life.
Thank you for all you do.
Dana Neitz (Sophia's Mom)

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"With more than 20 years of e...

"With more than 20 years of
experience behind them,
Little Dippers keeps attracting both veteran and new families,
making then one of the area's top swim schools."
Lisa Garcia
Staff Writter
Contra Costa Times
Sports Thursday, August 11, 2005

Edited: 09/26/2016
"Worth every cent spent........

"Worth every cent spent.....each individual matters:
Sincere interest in each child and their family as a unique and special unit.
They love the children so they succeed with them.
Discipline is sensitive but firm so that they can be teachers and not "punishers".
Jesse loved teacher Carolyn and then fell in love with teacher Joy
when his school schedule made a change necessary.
It's a rare and exceptional school.
We feel blessed to be able to have Jesse overcome his enormous fear of the water and to actually
enjoy being in the pool and under water. His little sister will join him soon!!!"
JoJo Grandmother to Jessi and Chelsey Fernandez

Edited: 09/26/2016

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I know you probably find it hard to believe, but just 2 months ago, Taylor was adamant about not swimming, let alone put her head underwater. I honestly thought she was going to be tougher to crack. But amazingly (and thankfully) enough, your program and your style has helped us turn the corner. I know we still have a ways to go, but we are making strides that I didn't think we'd
see for a while! I actually think we can enjoy swimming this summer. :-) Thank you again for making our swim lessons so pleasurable! This has
been a night and day experience compared to the other program we attened prior and I couldn't be happier with the results. The girls are already looking forward to next week.....

Jill Newton

Jenni J.
Edited: 09/26/2016
Little Dipper Team: Thank you ...

Little Dipper Team: Thank you so much for the quality lessons my girls have experience this past year. We will be moving back to Germany Januray 2009, and can not wait to show off to our family how well the girls can swim! We will miss all of your teachers as they have all been just wonderful. Thank you Thank you!

Donna Zimmerman

Edited: 09/26/2016
We are huge fans of Little Dip...

We are huge fans of Little Dippers. My son (almost 3.5) has been taking lessons for 6 months, and has made huge progress. He started out with a huge fear of putting his face in the water, and in just a few short lesson, he was over that fear, and now going under water is his favorite part! Joy, our teacher, is wonderful. She has a firm, but kind way of speaking to the children, so they will pay attention and listen. Lots of postive encouragement along the way too, which I think is hugely important. We started out with private lessons, with myself going in the water with my son. We would sing lots of fun songs that pertained to the particular things we were learning. Now though, my son is in the water on his own with Joy, and he is able to swim short distances on his own, float on his back, dive to the bottom of the pool (with Joy's help) and pick up a toy, and swim to the side of the pool, reach for the edge, and climb out! I am amazed each and
every week at his progress. I would highly recommend the Little Dippers program to anyone who is looking to sign their child up for lessons.
Lilli Albonico Pleasnt Hill 2011

Edited: 09/26/2016
I first enrolled my grand-daug...

I first enrolled my grand-daughters in a city-based swim program and I was very disappointed in their lack of achievement. The water was cold, the teachers changed frequently, and there were too many exterior distractions for them to concentrate. I started looking for a program that would contribute to making them water safe, which was my ultimate goal. Little Dipper Swim School was recommended to me and we started the lessons with Little Dippers! Little Dipper Swim School provides a service to the community that I very much appreciate. Keeping young children water safe is their top priority and they do an excellent job.

Sharron Anderson

Edited: 09/26/2016
Our family has been involved w...

Our family has been involved with The Little Dipper Swim School for two years now. It is our neighborhood swim school and an integral part of my, and my neighbors' lives. It is where our children learn to love the water, and be safe in the water. Our new baby will be starting swim school there soon too, and we are so grateful to have this school, arguably the very best in the area, within walking distance from our home. It is part of what we love about Pleasant Hill. Little Dipper Swim School is a community fixture, and a respectful one at that.

Erica Kain

Edited: 09/26/2016
My family has had the most inc...

My family has had the most incredible experience at Little Dippers Swim School.

My daughter Mikaela started swimming at Little Dippers when she was 4 and was so uncomfortable. Although she never cried at any of her lessons, she wasn't fond of putting her face in the water. She soon gained confidence through the positive teachers at Little Dippers. She learned how to be safe in the water and how to swim.. She is now almost 6 and still swimming with Little Dippers. She loves swimming and doesn't ever want to stop swimming at Little Dippers.

My son Mikey started swimming at Little Dippers when he was 2. He didn't like anything about swimming. We struggled at every lesson with screaming and crying. Many of his lessons I spent in my car with the radio turned up so I couldn't hear him screaming or on the other side of the gate so he couldn't see me, wondering if I had made the right decision.

I knew in my heart the importance of water safety and knew, because of my daughters success, that Little Dippers was the best place for him. It by no means was an easy year for me - (yes I said 1 year). We had a rewards system that if he didn't cry or scream we would celebrate with a treat. Many weeks I so wanted to go out for a slurpee or ice cream reward but because he had resisted and didn't cooperate in the pool I had to say no.

Joy and Loren, both of his teachers, went through the worst of the terrible 2's and 3's with my son. They never gave up with him, they taught him respect and trust.

There was a point a very short time ago that I was about ready to pull him out because I had almost given up. I had a phone conversation with Joy about Mikey where she told me "Mikey is at the eye of the storm and he is going to turn." I hung up the phone and thought I have so much faith in this program that I am going to stick it out a bit longer. Six weeks later I am sitting here looking at pictures and video of my son, who just turned 4 years old, swimming on his own and diving off of the diving board without any tears and a huge smile on his face. As a parent, this has been one of the greatest joys I have been able to witness.

Both of my children have learned more than just how to swim. They have learned the importance of water safety - respect, trust, confidence and sense of accomplishment. Mikaela is so proud of herself and her accomplishment in the pool.

Mikey loves coming to Little Dippers to swim. He is so proud to have family and friends watch the video of him swimming - he calls it "The Mikey Show."

Thanks to Little Dippers, both of my children are on there way to many years of safe swimming.
Nancy Wentworth