Rancho Mission Viejo May Update

Evolution Swim Academy Rancho Mission Viejo is coming along just swimmingly (sorry, I had to). We have now completed our Founder’s Club membership offering and I’m thrilled that so many families took advantage of this opportunity. We are now full speed ahead and look forward to our grand opening event and grand opening both taking place in June 2021.

As I have mentioned in the past, this project is delayed by 1-year but taking into account what has been happening in the world, I’ll take it. Everyone is now starting to play catchup, as it seems that contractors and their subcontractors are starting to get all the business that they missed out on over the past year. To complicate matters even more, the building department at the County is also inundated with requests from small, medium, and large sized businesses that want to get back on their feet. We are lucky in that we were already in our buildout when things started to take a turn for the better so to date, it seems as we are still ahead of the curve.

While many of our subcontractors are already in place, we were waiting for the arrival of our pool contractor, and I am happy to say that not only have they arrived, but they seem to be ahead of schedule. The pool buildout has been moving along faster than anticipated which is very good news. We seem to be in a very good place and all things are pointing to a successful June 2021 opening.

Our open house events will continue to take place in the month of May 2021. Come out and visit us and get familiar with our new location, see the amazing progress being made, and if you haven’t done so already, register to get your kids in lessons! If you are a parent in the OC, you may have noticed that things are selling out faster than in years past and swimming lessons are no exception. If you would like to register for swim lessons at Evolution Swim Academy Rancho Mission Viejo, please click HERE to get started.

That’s it for now and in our June newsletter, I hope to be sharing some great news regarding our grand opening event.

Have a happy and safe May

Felipe Delgado

Message from our Founder

The Dawn of a New Era

As I write this update, we are approximately 2 months from the grand opening of our new swim school, Evolution Swim Academy Rancho Mission Viejo. We are thrilled with the response that we have received from our community of swim school families, and we can’t wait for the big unveiling.

The swim school is coming along quite nicely and barring any major setbacks, we plan to be swimming in late June. We will continue to host open house events in the month of May, and we welcome current & prospective families. The open house events are offered so that families can become familiar with our new location, view our progress and to register for swim lessons. We will be hosting our open house event every Saturday in May from 9:00-12:00 pm, except for May 29th, during the Memorial Day weekend. The address of Evolution Swim Academy Rancho Mission Viejo is 28206 Airoso Street, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694.

Evolution Swim Academy Rancho Mission Viejo is just one of the locations that we are rolling out, In the month of May, we will continue to open and expand our offerings at our seasonal locations in the cities of Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo (Renaissance ClubSport), and Laguna Hills (Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis & Swim Club). Three of these locations are currently open and offering swim lessons and the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis & Swim Club location is scheduled to open in the month of May. These locations will offer the best swim instruction, taught by the best swim instructors in Orange County.

Another program that we have been promoting is our Summer Sports Camp. At this time, our summer sports camp in Nellie Gail Ranch is sold-out and we are in the process of exploring an alternate site so that we can accommodate all our waitlist families. Stay tuned as we look to be making an announcement soon.

The dawn of a new era is upon us as we go from one year-round swim school to a two year-round swim school operation, and we promise to raise the bar even further by expanding our customer service and instructor training programs so that we can continue to offer our families the best swim lessons taught by the best swim instructors. I am proud to say that our management team reflects our membership base in that it consists of hard-working mothers who understand what it takes to raise busy families.

Kaitlynn A. (HumanResources)
Elizabeth B. (Operations Manager)
Kristin M. (Certified Pool Operator)
Laura W. (Instruction Manager)
Kristin Y. (Customer Service Manager)
Robyn F. (Customer Service Supervisor)

These wonderful ladies will lead this company into this new era, and I couldn’t be prouder of the amazing team that we have created. We are here to serve our clients and we look forward to doing it and to continuing to hold ourselves to higher standards now and in the future.

Felipe Delgado | Founder & Olympic Partner | Evolution Swim Academy

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

Prep time 10 min | Cook time: 8 min | Total time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert | Cuisine: American | Servings: 36 cookies | Calories: 183 kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter* softened
  • 1 cup white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt***
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or chunks, or chopped chocolate)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Add 12 oz package of chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. Roll 2-3 TBS (depending on how large you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets. (alternately, use a small cookie scoop to make your cookies).
  8. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just BARELY starting to turn brown.
  9. Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Seasonal Swim Lessons

We offer multiple seasonal locations throughout South Orange County.

Ladera Ranch | Oak Knoll Clubhouse

Beginning March 29th

  • Monday and Wednesday Afternoons
  • Saturday & Sunday Mornings

Rancho Mission Viejo | North Plunge & The Ranch House

Beginning March 29th

  • Tuesday (The Ranch House) and Thursday (North Plunge) Afternoons
  • Saturday (The Ranch House) & Sunday (North Plunge) Mornings

Laguna Niguel | Nellie Gail Ranch

Beginning May 31st

  • Monday-Thursday Afternoons
  • 2 Week Accelerators Monday- Thursday Afternoons until August 12th

Aliso Viejo | Renaissance Club Sport

Beginning May 31st

  • Saturday & Sunday Mornings

Morning sessions: 9:00am – 12:00pm | Afternoon sessions: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Rancho Mission Viejo | Open House


March Dates:

  • March 6th, 2021
  • March 13th, 2021
  • March 20th, 2021
  • March 27th, 2021


  • 9:00am – 12:00pm


  • Our open house events will offer families an opportunity  to tour the unfinished Rancho Mission Viejo facility, learn about our programming, and registration. We will be hosting the open house events every Saturday morning in May 2021. We look forward to seeing you there!