Our Mission


Letter from Founder and CEO Tim Sheeper

Palo Alto Swim and Sport is extremely excited and honored to have been chosen as the exclusive swim lesson and summer swim camp provider for the City of Palo Alto.

After assisting Palo Alto Aquatics from 2017-2018 as Menlo Swim and Sport, we thought it was time to put more permanence to the relationship, and Palo Alto Swim and Sport was born.

We are not a new group, we have been doing what we love for the past 11 years in Menlo Park, and for many years before that in Redwood City.

What is it we do?

We strive to build a strong and robust aquatic culture in a community. This goal starts by introducing youth to the joys of water early in their life while instilling solid swim fundamentals and providing programs that match their development. Our swim instructors are a family of professionals that are highly trained and talented. We take pride in the progress of all students and we employ a team-approach to move children through the learning process. We are also proud affiliates of the Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF) and Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF).

Why the change?

The goal is to provide more service to the Palo Alto community.  We want to guide families all the way from the registration process to the swim school graduation. Learning to swim is a once in a lifetime achievement and we want that learning to be an extremely positive and memorable experience for every member of the family. Palo Alto Swim and Sport has a proprietary way of teaching and a method for delivering the service in a way that meets the needs of every student and we want to provide an exceptional experience to the entire community.

Even though we have taught 750,000 lessons in the past 10 years we are still finding ways to innovate and improve and we are committed to providing Palo Alto with a swim school and summer aquatics camp program that all can be proud of.

Please feel free to call our service center to learn more about our service, we love to talk about what we do!


Tim Sheeper
Palo Alto Swim and Sport