Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

Set Aquatics

Swimming : El Toro High School

Boot Camp Lessons, Levels 1-3: All Ages

  • This is the swim lesson program that will get your child swimming on their own. Repetition of basic skills with individual attention brings rapid results.
  • Register for Boot Camp Swim Lessons (Instructor for every 4-6 swimmers)
  • On the 1st day your child will be evaluated in the pool by trained staff and placed in appropriate level by ability and age. Your child will be in the pool with several instructors, which is the key to building self-confidence and comfort in the water. All swimmers will be promoted to the next level as soon as they have successfully learned techniques.

Fee: $105/8 classes 45 min each

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Levels 5-7: All Ages

Level 5: Freestyle, Backstroke & Breaststroke

Swimmers will reinforce freestyle and backstroke techniques and will introduce breaststroke and kneeling dive. The goal is for students to work towards being able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, 50 yards backstroke, 25 yards of legal breaststroke, as well as dive and turns.

Requirements: Strong ability to be able to swim multiple laps of the pool in both freestyle with side breathing and backstroke.

Fee: $105/ 8 classes/ 60 minutes each

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Level 6: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly

This level builds upon the skills learned in level 5. Swimmers will refine freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke and will be introduced to butterfly, turns and dives. The goal is for students to work towards being able to swim 100 yards of freestyle, 75 yards backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke and 25 yards butterfly, swimming turn and dive.

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to safely swim 50 yards (2 laps) without touching the sidewalls, lane ropes or bottom.

Fee: $105/ 8 classes/ 60 minutes each

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Level 7: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breast stroke, Butterfly, Starts & Turns

This level offers an alternative to competitive swim teams for swimmers who have reached an advanced level but prefer a non-competitive month-to-month program. Great cross-training program for those who are in other sports as well. Swimmers will refine technique of all 4 strokes, starts and turns. The goal is for students to work to increase cardiovascular fitness level, perfect stroke technique, develop flexibility, increase strength and endurance.

Requirements: Swimmers must have passed Level 6 or have equivalent ability.

Fee: $105/ 8 classes/ 60 minutes each

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Private Lessons: Ages 2 and up

  • SET's one-on-one private lessons are personally tailored to meet the developmental needs of the individual swimmer based on their strengths, interests and learning pace.
  • More than five times the amount of individual attention from the teacher.

Fee: $195 / 8 lessons, 30 min each, 1 student; 1 teacher

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Combo Swim and Polo: Ages 6 and up

This program is offered by popular demand. Swimmers find they can e great water polo players. The sport of water polo requires a strong swimming base. This is a fun combination that will help athletes excel at both. Most high school aquatic athletes participate in both of these sports. 20% Savings with SET's Recreation COMBO.

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to safely swim 1 lap without touching the side walls, lane ropes or bottom.

Fee: $105/ 16 classes/ 60 minutes each

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Masters: Ages 18 and up

Masters Swimming is for swimmers aged 18 and up.

This program is to accommodate adult novice swimmers through highly competitive swimmers.

Practices will be held Monday - Thursday mornings 6:00-7:00 a.m. at El Toro High School.

Fee: $75

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Policies and Procedures

Parent Supervision – All parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. They must stay throughout the duration of the lesson and/or training.

Parent Check in – Parents must sign in each day before their student may enter the pool.

Make-up Swim Lessons – Make-up lessons are only performed if the pool is shut down for maintenance or inclement weather. Make-up lessons may be available for a fee. Check with the on-deck supervisor for availability.

Pool Closure Policy – If the pool is closed, a make-up lesson will be performed. No refunds will be given. Check with the on-deck supervisor for availability.

Water Diapers (Swim Lessons) – In order to prevent pool closures, swimmers who are not yet potty-trained must wear a plastic, non-disposable swim diaper.

Late Pick-up: Parents who pick up their athlete late will be charged a $10 fee per occurrence

Water Polo: El Toro High School

Splash Ball: Ages 4-7

 Designed for athletes with limited to no swimming background and no water polo experience. Basic freestyle and backstroke technique are introduced and developed. Athletes learn the basic rules of water polo, eggbeater kick, passing and shooting fundamentals and game positions through in-water instruction. Training in the pool's shallow-end, athlete's have the use of the bottom ensuring they are challenged, but never overwhelmed. info:

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Junior Water Polo: Ages 8-14

Through games and specific trainings, players learn the basics of water polo such as offense and defensive strategies, fundamental passing skills, egg-beater and shooting the ball. This program harnesses the fun, challenges and dynamics of water polo in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that motivates kids to swim and stay fit. Players should be able to swim safely across the pool. Athletes are placed in groups based on swim ability. Info:

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How do I know which group to sign up for?

Please sign your athlete up for the program that best matches the requirements below. We have structured the program so we can move athletes between levels at anytime based on skill level.

How do I know when they are ready for Age Group Water Polo?

The SET coaching staff will let you know when your athlete is ready as far as their fundamental skills are concerned. The tough part is whether they are ready to commit to training on a daily basis. This happens at different ages for different athletes.

What is the key to water polo? Why the progression has consistently been successful?

Players are introduced to the sport at an early age with Splash Ball and as they mature and develop progress to Intro to Water Polo and Junior Water Polo. As athletes progress through each of the water polo development programs the key fundamentals and skills are continuously reinforced and developed. When the athlete has achieved a proficient understanding of the basics skills of water polo, they move into Age Group Water Polo. In Age Group Water athletes continue to refine the fundamentals of the sport and master basic strategy, and through attention to detail and discipline learn what it takes to be successful as an athlete. This coaching philosophy builds the foundation necessary to enter into the High School ranks as a varsity player, which in turn lays the ground work to reach their full athletic potential at the next level be it Division I, II, or III water polo. SET WPC has sent 125+ athletes on various levels of scholarship to the top schools in the country. Get your athlete started TODAY! The earlier you introduce your athlete to water polo the greater chances your athlete will have success.

What do I need to do as a parent to make my athlete successful?

Be an encouraging parent, lets coaches coach and cheer and clap loud. Lift your athlete up when they lose and encourage them every day to dream BIG!


Coach Tim


Phone: 949-207-3375 Ext 2



Water Polo

Bradley Schumacher- 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist


Phone: 949-874-2265