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Summer Swimming and Safety at Evolution Swim Academy



Swimming is serious business to Felipe Delgado. As founder of Evolution Swim Academy in Mission Viejo, Delgado has not only dedicated his life to swimming as a two-time Olympian, but he is committed to drowning prevention and water safety for children and adults.

“We currently have four seasonal locations where we operate our business. Our partnerships with the Ladera Ranch community, Nellie Gail Ranch community, Rancho Mission Viejo community and the Renaissance ClubSport are very important because through our partnerships, we promote drowning prevention,” explains Delgado.

In 2003, he hung up his Olympic goggles to work in the corporate world for several years. As a husband and father of three children, he returned to his first love of swim to establish Evolution Swim Academy in 2005.

Flagship Mission Viejo Facility Opens
Most recently, Evolution Swim Academy christened its fifth location in Mission Viejo, and is currently the only year-round, indoor, climate and water temperature controlled swim center in Orange County.

“This is a year-round, indoor, learn-to-swim school whose sole focus is to create safer swimmers,” said Delgado.


Evolution Swim Academy offers Parent & Me lessons and Swim Lessons for students of all abilities, ages three months to adults. The new Mission Viejo facility features:

  • 86-degree air temperature and 90-degree water temperature—for total comfort
  • Year-round learn to swim lessons
  • Year-round Parent & Me lessons
  • Seasonal Future Stars Swim Camps
  • On-deck showers
  • Heated changing rooms
  • Three parent viewing areas
  • Sibling room to keep younger sibling entertained
  • Full service birthday and pool parties

About Evolution Swim Academy Programs
Comprehensive programs include a wide range of levels in both group and private formats: Water Acclimation, Safety Lessons, Development Lessons, Non-Competitive Swim Camp and Competitive Swim Team (Gators Swim Club).

Summer Sports Camps
Evolution Sports Camps is a one of a kind, weeklong, summer day camp that promotes an active lifestyle through organized sports and fun summertime activities. The Sports Camps are tailored for youths ages five to 12 and offered during morning half-day sessions, full-day sessions and drop-ins are available. Archery basketball, field sports, open swim, soccer and volleyball are activities offered during the day camps.

Evolution Swim Academy's Olympic Partners (left to right): Gabe Woodward, Larsen Jensen, Felipe Delgado, Derya Buyukuncu, Aaron Peirsol.

Evolution Swim Academy’s Olympic Partners (left to right): Gabe Woodward, Larsen Jensen, Felipe Delgado, Derya Buyukuncu and Aaron Peirsol.

Evolution Swim Academy’s Olympic Partners
Evolution Swim Academy’s business model of forming strategic Olympic partnerships is also unique. The current roster of Olympic partners include: Aaron Peirsol (Olympic Gold Medalist), Larsen Jensen (Olympic Silver Medalist and NAVY SEAL), Gabe Woodward (Olympic Bronze Medalist), and Derya Buyukuncu (World Championship Medalist and Turkish Olympian).

“We share a passion for drowning prevention. We are all Olympians, and all play a very active part in the development of the curriculum, programming and overall client experience at the Mission Viejo location,” adds Delgado.

The Future of Evolution Swim Academy
“We want to build our swim centers so that every resident of Orange County is within a 15-minute driving distance from any one of our swim centers. It is our way of guaranteeing that every resident of Orange County has access to premier learn-to-swim lessons at a very fair price,” concludes Delgado.

Evolution Swim Academy
Mission Viejo (Indoor)
23854 Via Fabricante Unit G4
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Other Locations Served:
Aliso Viejo (Renaissance ClubSport), Laguna Hills (Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis & Swim Club), Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano (Gators Swim Club training site). A free Parent & Me trial class is offered based on availability. Call Evolution Swim Academy for details.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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