777 Embarcadero Road (650) 463-4914
Palo Alto Community Services offers seasonal private and group swimming lessons for all ages, at Rinconada and JLS Middle School or other Palo Alto school sites. Also, deep-water aerobics, diving, lifeguard training, and special adult beginner classes. Summer water polo and pre-competitive swim camps for kids. Year-round lap swim at Rinconada. Parent/tot and preschool swim classes at child-friendly Rinconada Circular Pool and JLS (summer only). All-outdoor pool facilities (80 degrees). See Community Services catalog for more information. Fees higher for non-residents.
Rinconada also hosts Palo Alto Swim Club/Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA) and Rinconada Masters Swim Team, both competitive swimming programs.
Betty Wright Swim Center at Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Bldg C (650) 494-1480
Wheel-chair accessible indoor pool (93 degrees). Private and group swim lessons for children and adults of all abilities, plus water-based prenatal and parent/tot classes, fitness classes, rehab classes for those with limited physical mobility, physical therapy with licensed therapists, and hydrotherapy with certified personal trainers.
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way (650) 223-8700
New facility with indoor (86 degrees) and outdoor (81 degrees) pools. Year-round swimming program for youth and adults includes private, semi-private and group lessons, plus youth swim team. Masters workouts for ages 13 and up. Lifeguard and first-aid certification. Open membership, class fees higher for non-members.
Palo Alto Family YMCA
3412 Ross Road (650) 856-9622
Indoor lap pool (88 degrees), instructional pool (83 degrees), and spa. Private lessons, plus parent/tot, youth, and adult swim classes. Water-based fitness and wellness instruction includes special arthritis swim class, aqua Pilates, and more. Wheelchair accessible. Membership or day pass required, plus lesson fees.
Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA)
875 Bowdoin Street (650) 736-7272
Year-round private and semi-private lessons for all ages, plus mom/tot summer classes, pre-competitive swim classes and masters workouts. Outdoor pool (81 degrees). PASA location. Stanford affiliation not required.
Eichler Swim & Tennis Club
3539 Louis Road (650) 494-6521
Year-round private youth and adult lessons, lap swimming, and youth swim team. Outdoor pool (81degrees). Membership (open to all) required, plus lesson fees.
Greenmeadow Community Association
303 Parkside Drive (650) 494-3157
Year-round youth swim program, beginner through elite. PASA location. Private lessons all ages. Water exercise classes and lap swim. Non-Greenmeadow residents can purchase membership.
Carol MacPherson Aquatics Center
Carol MacPherson (650) 493-5355
Summer private and semi-private swim classes for parent/baby, youth, and adults, at two outdoor Palo Alto pools: Jordan Middle School (84 degrees) and the new Elks Club facility on El Camino opening spring 2011 (80 degrees).
Excel Swim School
Coach Danny Dye (650) 861-1093
At Palo Alto High School’s outdoor aquatic center (80 degrees). June/July swim school and one-on-one lessons for beginning and experienced swimmers, preschool through fifth grade.
Stanford Swimming Camps
At Stanford University Avery Aquatic Center (800) 645-3226
Competitive swimming instruction (ages 9-18) in overnight and extended day summer camps.