About LSA

swim-banner02Swim America is a learn-to-swim program developed by the American Swim Coaches Association in 1988. It is the fastest growing learn-to-swim system in the world! Today, over 500 Swim America programs exist in 49 states. When asked what they liked the most about Swim America, people respond that “My child really learned to swim!” Coaching professionals from around the country have succeeded in developing a learn-to-swim system that really works!

Swim America was developed for three basic reasons:

  • Safety
  • Fitness and Health
  • Opportunity and Fun


With over 8,000 drownings in the United States each year, it is important that everyone learns how to swim. Swimming also is recognized as the most complete form of exercise, developing cardiovascular, skeletal and muscular health. Learning to swim means acquiring a skill level which permits participation in a wide variety of recreational and competitive aquatic activities. Opportunities include competitive racing, triathlon, springboard and platform diving, and SCUBA diving. Activities such as boating, water skiing, surfing, sailing, canoeing and fishing are made less hazardous when the participant can remove them self from danger should the unexpected occur.

The Lafayette Swim America Program is designed to meet the learn-to-swim needs of children ages 3 and up. LSA classes are held twice per week. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the program please send an e-mail to jsharp3761@aol.com. You may also download a registration form.