Confidence – Achievement – Technique
Belle Haven Pool is open seasonally to provide professional, goal-oriented swim lessons for all ages and levels, developing life-long competency and a life-long love of swimming.
Our Teaching Philosophy
Menlo 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. Menlo Swim Schools works with adults to develop proper technique through focused learning hands-on in water instruction.
Adult lessons are taught in the Belle Haven Pool in Menlo Park.
Adults come to swimming at many different levels. We find that adults have the discipline and coordination to learn quickly so they may move through the levels with confidence and quick achievement.
Goal: 15 yards of Freestyle; comfortable floating in a prone and supine position; can comfortably glide in a streamline position; demonstrates propulsive straight leg flutter kick; and can tread water for 30 seconds.
Goal: 50 yards of Freestyle, 25 yards of Backstroke, propulsive Breaststroke and Butterfly kicks; comfortable Freestyle for 50 yards with side breaths, straight leg kicks and proper body position; comfortable Backstroke for 25 yards with straight arms, proper body position, straight kicks; Breaststroke kick with knees inside of heels on whip action kick, ankles flexed, propulsive result; beginning dolphin kick with both legs undulating simultaneously resulting in forward propulsion.
Schedule & Pricing for Swim Lessons
We work with adults to fit their busy schedules by offering make up lessons, casual bookings for additional swim lessons, vacation credits, money back guarantee, online swim lesson registration and the ability to search for a specific instructor and class level.
Group Lessons will be offered throughout the year based on demand. Lessons are 45 minutes in length with a student to teacher ratio of 3:1
|Monday – Friday||12:15pm – 1:00pm|
|Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri||6:15pm – 7:00pm|
Additional class times available. Inquire by phone or in person at the pool.
*Dates and times subject to change.
Monthly cost per 45 minutes is $90
Pricing is based on one lesson a week, with a monthly charge.
If you’re looking a more 1 on 1 learning environment, we suggest our Swim Pro: David Shen. Contact the Service Center (650) 330-2237 for scheduling assistance.
Coaches / Instructors
Each of our instructors completes 40 hours of training with a master instructor trainer before beginning solo instruction. Our Master Instructors have over 15 years of experience teaching swim lessons and swim instruction. 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.
Our deck coordinator helps you get your kids into the pool on time, answers your questions, and provides internal evaluation for our instructors. We encourage you to talk to the deck coordinator. We welcome your input, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions and make comments.
Policies and Frequently Asked Questions
If your class was canceled due to pool mishap or weather, you can opt for a makeup lesson. All makeup lessons are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee the same instructor. This option assures your progress continues with no interruption. You may still opt for a credit for unplanned pool closures.
Casual Bookings are an extra lesson in addition to your regular lessons. If you feel like trying out another instructor or a different day and time, you can enroll in a casual booking for a nominal price per casual booking. Visit or call the Service Center, (650) 330-2237, for details on adding a casual booking.
If you would like to cancel your swim lessons completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center, (650) 330-2237. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.