West End Aquatics – Learn to Swim

Please contact Dawn Kelly at


Instructor, Trainer, Coach


Dawn Kelly was born in New York and went to college in Boston.

Her passion has always been tied to the water, whether swimming, surfing or lifeguarding.

Dawn is currently working as Open Water Lifeguard for the City of Los Angeles and a Rescue Boat Captain.  She has worked as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Academy Instructor, and CPR/First Aid Trainer.  She also created a highly successful Open Water Safety Class and Junior Guard Prep Program.

She holds certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor and Emergency Response Instructor.  She’s also certified as an LA County EMT.  She has coached for the Manhattan Beach Dolphins Swim team for three years.

Dawn swims for SOBA Masters and completed her 11th Pier to Pier swim this past August.  She enjoys working with young swimmers to develop and nurture a lifelong love for the sport, whether in the pool or the ocean.