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UCLA Recreation

Bruin Swim Club is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 17 and combines a competitive spirit with training that is developmentally appropriate. Our high quality coaching encourages the achievement of each individual and enforces athletic training, motivational support, and having fun.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions about Bruin Swim Club, please use the following contact information:

Julia Voitovitsch, Head Coach

Ivan Podvalov, Assistant Coach


A group photo of the Bruin Swim Club

About the Club

Philosophy: To learn how to make swimming a lifestyle. By making swimming a lifestyle, you learn what it means to be committed and disciplined, how to live and enjoy the moment, and how to set long term goals. We want our swimmers to have fun while they are working hard. The rewards will come through commitment, hard work and enjoyment of this special sport.


Swimmers receive excellent technique training in all swimming strokes.

Swimmers gain strength and endurance in all swimming strokes.

Swimmers learn the language of competitive swimming and interval training and how to pace themselves in long and short meets.

Swimmers are encouraged to become self-disciplined and self-motivated.

Swimmers participate in a multi-age group club that promotes friendship supporting one another.


Ivan Podvalov

Assistant Head Coach

Portrait of Ivan Podvalov

Maria Larios

Assistant Coach

Portrait of Maria Larios

Leslie Dove

Assistant Coach


North Pool at Kaufman Hall

120 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Student Activities Center Pool

220 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Family Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

111 Easton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Park Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

111 Easton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center

114 Easton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095




These are the basic criteria’s and any modifications will be at coaches’ discretion. 

Bruin I Group (Beginners): 8 x 100y on the interval of 2 minutes, 20 seconds

Bruin II Group (Advanced Beginners): 8 x 100y on the interval of 1 minutes, 50 seconds

Bruin III Group (Intermediate): 8 x 100y on the interval of 1 minutes, 30 seconds. Swimmers should master the techniques of all four strokes and have the endurance to hold 1.5 hours workouts. 

Bruin IV Group (Advanced): 8 x 100y on the interval of 1 minutes, 20 seconds. Swimmers must be committed to swimming. 

Bruin VI Group (Advanced): 8 x 100y on the interval of 1 minutes, 15 seconds. This group swims six times per week.

**NOTE: We do not encourage our young swimmers to swim more than 4 times per week until the age of 9 to avoid the overtraining effect at a young age.

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May 19-20, 2018: (50m) - Santa Barbara - open to everybody 

June 2-3, 2018: (50m) - Castaic Lake - open only to RB levels

June 15-17, 2018: (50m) - June Invites (qualifications required for this swim meet ) location TBA 

July 21-22, 2018: (50m) - El Toro High School - JO MAX - open only to the swimmers that are close to the JO’s standards. 

July 26-29, 2018: (50m) - Junior Olympics - locations TBA


Easy Steps to Join!

1. If you have questions about the program and want to know if it's right for you, reach out Julia Voitovitsch, Head Coach. 

Phone: (310) 206-9183


2. Attend a tryout! They are held every Tuesday at 4:15pm at the North Pool. The swimmer will be asked to swim 50 continuous yards. At this time, the coach will let you know if you will be placed on a waitlist. 

3. Join our national membership-operated non-profit organization, USA Swimming.

Register for USA Swimming here. Be sure to list BRSC as your Club Code. 

*You must maintain a current membership with USA Swimming to swim with Bruin Swim Club. 


Decide if you want to pay monthly or yearly. Please note all membership are automatically renewed based on the chosen frequency. You can put a brief hold or cancel your membership with no penalty by emailing by the 15th of the prior month that you want to cancel. (i.e. I want to cancel my membership for March. I must send the email no later than the 15th of February to avoid being charged for March.)


Rate Details

Type Level 4 Level 6 Level 8
UCLA Student: Monthly $65 $95 $125
UCLA Student: Yearly $715 $1045 $1375

(Parent is a currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student or student in a professional program)

Type Level 4 Level 6 Level 8
UCLA Faculty/Staff: Monthly $115 $155 $195
UCLA Faculty/Staff: Yearly $1265 $1705 $2145
UCLA Affiliate: Monthly $145 $195 $245
UCLA Affiliate: Yearly $1595 $2145 $2695