Swim Lessons with the Owner

Kate Polich, the owner of Head Above Water, is passionate about aquatics! While Kate isn't in the pool full-time any longer, she keeps a limited amount of space available in her schedule to come work with a few select swimmers each year.

Kate had a long career as a competitive swimmer, starting by competing on a summer league team in Minnesota when she was 7 years old and culminating in being recruited to swim for the NCAA Women's Swim Team at The University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA where Kate competed as a Trojan for four years. Kate LOVES kids and has a true passion for teaching swimmers of all ages, from 6 months through adult. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Kate can help at any stage or ability level. Whether you are looking to have your infant build a positive association with the water at the youngest age possible, you are looking to help your 3-year-old overcome his/her fear of the water, you want your 12-year-old to have every opportunity possible to hone his/her potential to become a competitive swimmer, or you are an adult looking to learn for the very first time, Kate welcomes conversation about finding the best course of action for each individual swimmer! 

Additionally, Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kate has studied child development extensively and has a deep understanding of human behavior and various learning styles. Kate brings her experience as a therapist into her work in the pool in a way that allows her to meet each swimmer wherever they are and build towards their goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. 


Whether a swimmer is coming to the pool recreationally or competitively, Kate believes that swimming is an important life-long skill that will benefit the individual for years to come and Kate welcomes the opportunity to provide this premium and exclusive experience of swim lessons with the owner of Head Above Water to you and your swimmer!


30-minute lesson: $125

45-minute lesson: $187.50

60-minute lesson: $250

90-minute lesson: $375

*$25 annual registration fee still applies

A few of Kate's happy Swimmers: 


"This has hands-down become our favorite weekly activity!! I feel confident in the training my daughter is receiving and I am impressed with how engaged Kate keeps her. The activities are age appropriate and truly fun for both of us! I can already see progress in just two classes and know we are in good hands with creating a strong little swimmer."

-Whitney A., Venice, Spring 2019

"Kate is AMAZING!!!!!!!! She simply has great energy and skill with a toddler!! Really incredible!!"

-Carol M., West Hollywood, Summer 2019

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