Confidence – Achievement – Technique
Belle Haven Pool provides professional, goal-oriented swim lessons for all ages and levels, developing life-long competency and a life-long love of swimming.
Here are the top 5 reasons why Belle Haven’s Swim School is the best choice for you:
1. Small Class Sizes
We offer small class sizes for children to develop better in an environment where they get a lot of 1 on 1 interaction with their instructor. Belle Haven works with students to develop proper technique through focused learning and goal oriented reward.
2. Lowest Price for Private Company Swim Lessons in the Peninsula
Living in the Bay Area can be very expensive. We offer the lowest price around to help fit your budget needs and it’s complemented by our professional team.
3. Highly Training Instructors/Lifeguards
We hire the best of the best at Menlo Swim & Sport. Your child will be taught by our professional staff and come out of the water with a wealth of knowledge and a love for swimming. All of our lifeguards are trained and audited to the highest standards set by the American Red Cross and YMCA. Many of our lifeguards hold advance certifications in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED. Menlo 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. Not only will you save money signing up for our classes, you’ll get the best possible results too!
4. Most Financial Scholarships Offered for Swim Lessons in the Peninsula
We want to reach as many kids as possible and make sure they learn to take care of themselves in the water. We proudly work with the Beyond Barrier Athletic Foundation to provide youth scholarships for our swim lessons. Check out their website to see if you qualify.
5. Space for Beginners and Advanced Swimmers Alike
Belle Haven Pool provides ample space for children to learn, practice, and develop their swimming skills. Knowing how to swim properly at a young age builds a foundation for a long and healthy life.
Swim School Breakdown:
A 10-minute evaluation is required for all new students wishing to register for levels other than Swim Essentials. This quick evaluation is necessary to assign a child to the class level where he or she will make the most progress and be challenged appropriately. The evaluation takes place in the water with an experienced instructor who has the child perform a series of skills. We create a low pressure environment and look at the skills the child has naturally. We assign a level based on three factors; age, swimming ability, and responsiveness to feedback.
Evaluation and level assignment are necessary before we place a student into a lesson time slot. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and have your child ready to swim at one of these times:
After evaluation you will receive a level code that you will enter during the registration process. See a description of all levels.
Swim Essentials: SE
Level 1: L1
Level 2: L2
Level 3: L3
Register online or Belle Haven Front Desk after your child’s evaluation.
Attend your first class
Read these tips for preparing your child for their first swim lesson. Show up early to find your teacher and your spot in the pool, and remember to bring a warm towel, a healthy snack and a big smile for when your child has finished the lesson!
Schedule & Pricing for Swim Lessons
Schedule – Spring 2019 – Registration Open Now!
April 15 – May 29, 2019
Classes are booked in one-week sessions. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. Pick 1 day a week, 2 days a week or all 3 days a week! Lessons are held during the following hours this spring:
|Mondays||3:00 – 7:00pm|
|Wednesdays||3:00 – 7:00pm|
|Fridays*||3:00 – 7:00pm|
*Friday lessons start April 26th!
Contact the Service Center at 650-781-5525 for scheduling assistance.
We work with families 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.
|Sunday, April 21st||Easter|
|Monday, May 27th||Memorial Day|
|Thursday, July 4th||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 2nd||Labor Day|
|Wed-Sat Nov 27 – Nov 30th||Thanksgiving Break|
|December 22 – Jan 4th||Holiday Break|
Menlo Swim and Sport charges per lesson for swimming lessons.
Per Lesson: $17
*Per Lesson: $5
*Menlo Swim & Sport is a proud affiliate of the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). Talk to one of our Service Center representatives today to learn more!
The Swim School registration process differs for currently-enrolled students and for new students.
Currently-enrolled students. To change your lesson day and time, please follow these steps: 1. Login to our registration portal with your username and password, and search open classes by day, time and level. 2. Once you have found an appropriate class, please call the Belle Haven Front Desk at 650-781-5525 to complete your lesson change.
If you don’t need an evaluation, you are ready to register. If you have completed an evaluation, please register online. Unless otherwise specified, all registrations are perpetual and run on a monthly billing cycle. For additional information, please call the Belle Haven Front Desk at 650-781-5525.
We offer sibling discounts and association discounts. For additional information, and to register with these discounts, please call the Service Center 650-781-5525.
*Sibling discounts do not apply to BBAF (Beyond Barrier Athletic Foundation) participants.
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.
Meet our instructors
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. The deck coordinator is there to take your feedback so that your instructor can focus on your child.
Policies and Frequently Asked Questions
Start anytime (fees are pro-rated) with recurring, monthly charges. For placement in the proper level, a quick evaluation is required.
New students require a class placement evaluation. Once you have completed your evaluation, start lessons mid-session by registering immediately.
Just show up! Please come ready to swim Monday & Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm. All evaluations are in the water and take about 10 minutes.
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 that your child’s progress continues with no interruption. You may still opt for a credit for unplanned pool closures.
Currently enrolled Swim Lesson families may also take up to four (4) makeup lessons a year for classes missed due to life and family obligations. Makeup lessons cannot be rescheduled and must be completed within seven (7) days from time of request. The makeup option expires 30 days following the missed class. Additional makeups must be approved by the Head of Client Services and will incur additional costs.
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 Belle Haven Front Desk 650-781-5525, 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 Belle Haven Front Desk, 650-781-5525. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.
Double diaper policy: All non-toilet trained children are required to wear a disposable diaper covered by a snug fitting reusable diaper cover. For your convenience, these are available for purchase at the front desk.
Swim Lesson families may take up to four (4) makeup lessons a year for classes missed due to life and family obligations. Makeup lessons cannot be rescheduled and must be completed within seven (7) days from time of request. The makeup option expires 30 days following the missed class. Additional makeups must be approved by the Head of Client Services and will incur additional costs.
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. You may still opt for a credit for unplanned pool closures.
Belle Haven Swim Lesson tuition does NOT cover any other services at the pool including Open Swimming; which must be paid for separately.
Mid-month placement depends on availability and is at a prorated fee.
Mid-month cancellation does NOT qualify for a prorated refund.
If you would like to cancel out of the current month you must cancel fifteen days prior to the next months billing.
We cannot guarantee a specific instructor for a specific day/time for the duration of the month.