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The People Behind Little Kicks Swim School

cerra-wedding-side-earing Cerra Gfell - Owner / Swim Instructor
Little Kicks Swim School

I started, Little Kicks Swim School, in June 2005. Moving from Palm Springs to Orange County was an experience I'll never regret.

After teaching swim lessons for almost three years in Palm Desert, CA for a nice, independent swim school, I wanted more for myself. I wanted to own my own swim school, so I moved out of the area to not compete with the other swim school.

Little Kicks is the perfect name for my business as I specialize in water and pool safety for toddlers. After moving to Orange County, I started teaching at a small, private preschool in Fullerton that had an outdoor pool. They were kind enough to let me teach swim lessons to their students. The kids were great and I met a lot of great families there. However, I really wanted and needed an indoor pool so I could go year-round with my swimming.

In 2006, I got a lead from a gym member who told me there was an indoor pool where they exercised. I was extremely grateful and went there for more information about renting their pool. The athletic director met me for an interview and gave me the opportunity to expand and grow my business. I was a private contractor coming in and running my own swim school at the gym facility.

As my swim school started to grow, May of 2009, the gym then asked me to take the place as their Swim Director. After being a Swim Director for almost 2 years, I decided to go back on my own and make house calls to clients pools. I travel to the cities of Yorba Linda, Brea, Placentia, Fullerton, Diamond Bar, and surrounding cities.

I've also worked in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert/La Quinta/Rancho Mirage area teaching swimming lessons for my sister, Owner/Instructor Dylan Vrilakas (Rosman) with Desert Swimmerz.

Our Services

We offer warm-water private one on one swimming lessons. All lessons include water and pool safety maneuvers. Grabbing the wall, swimming across the pool, back floating, diving down 3-8 feet for toys, jumps, kick board use, and swimming to the steps. We also specialize in adult swim lessons and stroke technique (Freestyle (side breathing), Back Stroke, Breast Stroke and Butterfly).

Our Philosophy

All kids and adults CAN swim. We love what we do. Every child is different and unique. We focus on the safety in water and the respect it requires. We don't play games it's water and pool safety from lesson one. Swim lessons are not an activity they are a necessity!

Maps & Directions

5120 E Tango Cir, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807