Rinconada Pool Replastering Project: Closed March 6 - April 20th

Rinconada Pool will be closed on Monday, March 6 to replaster the Performance Pool and Play Pool this Spring. The estimated reopening date of the pool is Thursday, April 20th (weather and work pace dependent). For questions about your membership please contact us at info@paloaltoswim.com or view our FAQ page.

Adult Swim Lessons

Palo Alto Swim & Sport Adult Swim Lessons

Palo Alto Swim School is proud to offer group as well as private adult lessons. Whether your goal is to be water safe or join our Masters team, we can help you get there!

We are proud to offer swim lessons for adults of varying ability levels from beginner to advanced for ages 19 and up. Adults come to swimming from vastly different backgrounds, strengths and looking to achieve different goals. Instructors will work with each student to reach their individual swim goals whether it is just to be water safe, or join our Masters team. Adult swim lessons are 30 min long and have a maximum of three students in a group class.

Although classes can be adapted based on the unique goals of the student, instructors will generally start Beginner students with establishing the basics of water safety and understanding buoyancy, floating and breath control both in a prone and supine position. From there, we can advance through a progression that includes gliding in a streamline position and adding a propulsive straight leg flutter kick. Many adult students elect to continue to learn or improve the four competitive swimming strokes: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, which is taught and refined in our Intermediate-Advanced class.

In our Intermediate-Advanced class, instructors teach all four competitive swim strokes, looking out for things like proper technique, maintaining a hydrodynamic body position, propulsive kicks, streamline body and proper breathing positions. Examples of advanced stroke-specific skills could include; learning bilateral breathing for freestyle, breaststroke kick, and efficient body undulation in butterfly with a proper dolphin kick.

Our Teaching Philosophy
Palo Alto Swim School promotes life-long fitness, healthy habits and safer families. Knowing how to swim properly at any age builds a foundation for a long and healthy life. Palo Alto Swim School works with adults to develop proper technique through focused learning hands-on in water instruction.

Our Commitment to Safety
Our number one priority at Palo Alto Swim and Sport is safety in and around the pool, including safety in lessons, water quality, lifeguarding and emergency preparedness. Each instructor is trained in making each lesson a safe and fun environment. All our lifeguards are certified, trained and audited to the highest standards set by the American Red Cross and YMCA. Palo Alto Swim and Sport has retained the services of a leading environmental health and safety firm to guide our company to safer practices for our customers, staff and community.

Schedule & Pricing for Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Courses

Beginner Adult: This beginner class is for non-swimming Adults (19+ yo), seeking to learn basic fundamentals such as getting acclimated in the water, underwater breath-holding, front and back floats, glides, front and back kicks- eventually working towards Freestyle and Backstroke. / Max students: 3

Intermediate-Advanced Adult: This intermediate class is for Adults (19+ yo), seeking to learn Freestyle with breathing, refine techniques in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and any other coaching for stroke enhancement. The Adult should be able to swim independently for half the length or 25 yards. / Max students: 3

Group Lessons
Group lessons are 30 minutes in length with a student to teacher ratio of 3:1


No lessons are scheduled at this time.


Private Lessons: $76/lesson (30 minute lessons)