Summer Swim Program
The Water Safety Program, hosted by Mario Surf School, celebrated its eighth year teaching local children the basics of swimming and proper water safety skills. Each year Mario Becerril and his team teach a five-week class to 15–20 students. In the first two weeks, students learn the basics in a pool donated by Sharon Morris at Hotel Serendipity. Once students have attained the basics, they graduate to learning water safety in the ocean at Playa Punta Lobos. This is a major accomplishment for the children and their families since most of their family members, including their parents, have never been able to swim in the ocean. While intimidating at first, by the second session it is hard to get them out of the water. The Program ends at Playa Los Cerritos with surf lessons.