My sons are having a great time learning to swim at the Noonan Family Swim School. They are clearly learning skills while having fun at the same time. The staff are friendly and know how to work with kids. I've been all over town for swimming classes, and this is one of the best places I've been. My only wish is that they can someday enlarge the pool so my eight year old can fully put his newfound techniques to use.
Posted: 11/10/2009 • Link to this review
We've been with Noonan for a little over a year. The staff here is very good with kids and really teach them good swimming skills. Don't expect your child to swim overnight like some programs offer. Noonan teaches skills that give the kids confidence in the water. I only wish the bathroom facilities were better. We were at the LJ YMCA before here and liked the shower facilities there, but we got tired of them always sitting on the steps and blowing bubbles. Our girls advanced so much quicker at Noonan than at the Y. The teacher ratio is no more then 3:1. And when you find the right time slot and level for your child, you can stay in it as the class grows together from one level to the next. It's one of the best programs in the North County area.
Posted: 11/09/2009 • Link to this review
I am thoroughly impressed and satisfied with the progression of my daughter's performance at Noonan's Swim School in Murrieta. The instructor's are wonderful and they provide feedback not only to my daughter but to me as well.
Posted: 11/07/2009 • Last edited: 3/12/2011 • Link to this review
My wouldn't even put his head in water, after witnessing his 6-yo friend nearly drawned. After 10 months of twice/week sessions, he can swim competitively! The warm pool, and teachers with patience and great responsiveness are not that easy to find. Strongly recommended if you have a little one.
Our family has been swimming with Noonan for over a year. The teachers are great. Very patient, gentle, fun, professional and they get kids to love swimming. Very good with kids who are afraid of the water. The pool is warm and clean. Small class size. They allow make ups for sick days. It is expensive and they require 30 days notice to cancel. We highly recommend Noonan Del Mar.
Terrific nonthreatening place for kids to learn to swim. Small classes move at your kids' own pace. Love the warm water! We've tried other places, but Noonan's focus on the kids is unsurpassed.
In the beginning of the summer my 3 & 5 yr. old daughters wanted desperately to be in the water, but wouldn't go under. So after some recommendations from a friend and our preschool, I signed my girls up for lessons. They were dunking their heads in the water in no time & having a blast doing so. The instructors are very attentive and engaging which is so important for teaching the kids to enjoy swimming...The pool is small and warm and the teacher/student ration is low, so that helps with consistency. We've been coming for 5 months now and they are getting better all the time and at the same time learning to practice water safety! I feel very confident that I made the right choice in sending them to this school at this location! It's easy to get to and there is plenty of parking too! Thanks for teaching my kids to swim! Sincerely, Katie Liotine p.s. Thank you also to the lively staff of personnel & swim instructors-- all very professional :-)
Posted: 11/05/2009 • Last edited: 11/06/2009 • Link to this review
My 5 yr old son has been taking lessons here for the past 2 years and we couldnt be happier with his progress. when he started he wouldnt put his face in the water, now he is doing laps and diving to the bottem of the pool. Noonan's approach is different than other schools in that they work with each student at their own pace, perfecting each technique so that they learn to swim properly, while at the same time constantly reinforcing water safety. Very small student-teacher ratio, and the instructors and staff are all very professional. It's a great program and we highly recommend it to other families.
This school is great when your kids are first starting to swim because the pool is small and less intimidating. Water is warm but it is not indoors-it is under a tent so in the winter it is cold when the kids get out of the pool. Instructors are nice.
Posted: 2/22/2008 • Link to this review