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1702 Nisson Rd., Tustin, CA 92780

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2016 Calendar
  • January
    Monday, January 4th: Opening Day
    (Pool & Office)
    Aquacheivers: Sunday, January 17th - February 28th
    (No Class Feb 7th)

  • March
    Sunday, March 27th - Monday, March 28th: Easter (Office & Pool CLOSED)

  • April
    Sunday, April 17th: Swim for Life Challenge

  • May
    Swim Meets: Saturday: May 7th throught August 20th (see Swim Meet Schedule)
    Saturday, May 28th - Monday May 30th: Memorial Day (office & Pool CLOSED)

  • June
    Friday, June 24th: World's Largest Swim Lesson

  • July
    Saturday July 4th: Independence Day (Office and Pool CLOSED)

  • September
    Saturday September 3rd - Monday, September 5th: Labor Day (Office and Pool CLOSED)
    Sunday, September 18th: Swim for Life Ocean Swim

  • October
    Monday, October 31st: Halloween - Pool Closed @ 5:00pm

  • November
    Thursday November 24th - Sunday November 27th: Thanksgiving (Office& Pool CLOSED)

  • December
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Welcome to Blue Buoy Family Swim School

Where kids learn and love to swim...

Blue Buoy Swim School has served the families of Orange County since 1956, providing the highest quality instruction and customer service for all levels of students: infant through adult. Founders, Mel Maxwell and his wife Doris developed the cornerstones that have become the foundation of Blue Buoy's success that still hold strong today.

At Blue Buoy you will be treated as a cherished family member. This is evident by the growing number of second and even third generation children that are enrolled and benefit from the Blue Buoy experience.

Blue Buoy holds competitions and group swim meets.Who we are

One of the greatest compliments we can give someone is to say that they are Blue Buoy People. From the voice on the phone who works diligently to schedule your perfect lesson time, to the teacher who brings the gift of swimming, to the deck manager who gives your child praise and stickers after their lesson; we are all committed to making your time at Blue Buoy an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

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Blue Buoy Swim School Big PoolOur facilities

We can accommodate all your needs because we have two pools specifically designed for optimum instruction.

Our small pool is designed with young swimmers in mind. It has large steps, shallow water, and we enclose it for winter comfort.

The large pool is used by advanced little ones and older age groups who require more space. It also provides plenty of room for our weekend swim meets and adult classes. Both pools are bathtub warm.(90°-93°)
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Aquatics International Power 25 Award Recipient Johnny JohnsonAquatics International Power 25

Blue Buoy owner, Johnny Johnson has been selected as one of the Aquatics International 2013 Power 25, which honors 25 of the most influential people in aquatics over the past 25 years. Johnny is honored for this recognition of what Blue Buoy has brought to the families of Orange County since 1956.

"If you want an Olympic swimmer in the family, try enrolling your child in Johnny Johnson's Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, Calif. The private swim school was founded in 1956 and has seen five of its alumni compete in the Summer Olympics."

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Blue Buoy holds competitions and group swim meets.13th Annual Ocean Swim

Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation’s 13th Annual Ocean Swim will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015. The Ocean Swim is the premier fundraiser that the foundation holds to raise money to further support its mission… Save lives through water safety education. The Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation promotes the message that Drowning IS Preventable through the Safer 3 message: Safer Water, Safer Kids, Safer Response.

All proceeds from the Ocean Swim will help the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation reduce the frequency of drowning through education. Over time, we believe the Safer 3 will dramatically lower drowning incidents, possibly even eliminating unnecessary deaths altogether. With your help, we can realize that goal sooner rather than later.

Corona del Mar State Beach
3001 Ocean Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92625
(949) 644-3151

9 a.m. – Registration Opens
10 a.m. – Ocean Swim Begins
11 a.m. – Lunch Begins

Entry Fee:
Student (Under 18) - $30
Adult (19 and older) - $50

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I don't buy or sign up for anything without researching, reading reviews or recommendations. Blue Buoy was recommended by a few parents and so far, we've been happy with the results. Everywhere we go swimming, people admire on how well our 3 1/2 year old swims. The pools are warm all year round and their staff are very friendly. We've researched other swim schools in the area, private instructors, etc., but Blue Bouy is worth every penny we have spent on our boys.


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