Kids Swim Lessons

About Our Swim School


Palo Alto Swim School 2022

We are so fortunate to teach our community swim lessons during this time of COVID-19. We have some important changes you will need to know before registering for classes.

As of February 1, 2022, we will now allow up to 4 students per lesson. Our instructors will be in the water with the students.

Parents are also allowed to join any lesson with their child if their child is not water safe and would like to keep socially distancing from the instructor.

When showing up for a swim lesson, please:
1. Be dressed and ready to swim
2. Have all equipment needed for the lesson on hand (toys, towels, goggles).
*We cannot provide any equipment, toys, towels, goggles, or changing areas of our own

Levels and Classes at Palo Alto Swim School


Level Fundamentals: Level Fundamentals continues to focus on water safety as well as learning good body position, flutter kicks and side breathing. Swimmers will develop strong foundation for freestyle.

Freestyle: Swimmers learn freestyle beginning with body position, efficient flutter kicks, freestyle arms, and side breathing.

Backstroke: Swimmers continue to review and improve their freestyle while learning backstroke. They develop body position, rotation, effective kicks and backstroke arms.

Breaststroke: Swimmers will begin to learn the difference between short axis and long axis strokes, with an emphasis on the importance of a proper kick and glide. Each of the four parts of breaststroke will be isolated to yield a successful breaststroke.

Butterfly: Students learn the importance of a full body dolphin kick and undulation, timing of kicks with pull and recovery.

Lessons Advanced: Swimmers continue to refine all four strokes as well as develop more advanced techniques, including starts, turns and finishes.

Schedule & Pricing for Swim Lessons


Private Lessons
All lessons are 30 minutes in length

Schedule

There are no lessons available at this time.

Pricing

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

*Youth Scholarships available from Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation. For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

Registration Info

As of February 1, 2022, we will now allow up to 4 students per lesson. Our instructors will be in the water with the students.

Parents are also allowed to join any lesson with their child if their child is not water safe and would like to keep socially distancing from the instructor.

2022 Swim School Holidays

Coming soon!

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation Scholarships


Palo Alto Swim & Sport is proud to partner with the Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF). BBAF offers scholarships to those financially in need who want to develop a life-long love for swimming in the Bay area. You can visit their website by clicking the link above to see all of their partners in the Bay area.

Palo Alto Swim & Sport offers BBAF scholarships for the following programs:

Swim School
Camp Rinconada Aquatics Camp
Lifeguard Certification

For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

BBAF Submission Form

Coaches & Instructors


Our Instructors
Each of our instructors completes 40 hours of training with a master instructor trainer before beginning solo instruction. Our Master Instructors have over 5 years of experience teaching swim lessons. New instructors are cross-trained with current instructors, so all instructors are familiar with current teaching techniques and methods. All our instructors attend regular on-going training throughout the year, to develop them as instructors, swimmers and individuals and strengthen our swim lesson program.


Marla Allen

Marla Allen has worked with Team Sheeper as a swim instructor and life guard since 2017.  She has a passion for teaching the young and older students and new instructors.  Her enthusiasm has coaxed the reluctant student to get their toes and faces wet and then develop them into strong swimmers all while having fun.

Policies & FAQs


Policies

Cancellations
All lessons need to be booked 48 hours in advance. Any changes must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid charges.

15 Minute Sunscreen Rule
Palo Alto Swim and Sport requires that swimmers apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes prior to getting into the pool, and that they use the restroom prior to our lessons. This allows us to maintain optimal cleanliness to our facilities.

FAQs

Q: What do I need to bring to my child’s lesson?
A: Please bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen and goggles. At this time there are no extra items available for sale.

Q: What is the Diaper policy if my child is not potty trained?
A: Al children who are not potty trained must wear a disposable swim diaper and a plastic diaper cover under their swim suit. This ensures we do not have any unnecessary pool closures.

Q: Can I drop my child off?
A: No. A parent or guardian must remain on the premises at all times.