Menlo Swim School Adult Lessons

Menlo Swim School is proud to offer group as well as private adult lessons. Whether your goal is to be water safe or join our Masters team, we can help you get there!

We are proud to offer swim lessons for adults of varying ability levels from beginner to advanced for ages 19 and up. Adults come to swimming from vastly different backgrounds, strengths and looking to achieve different goals. Instructors will work with each student to reach their individual swim goals whether it is just to be water safe, or join our Masters team. Adult swim lessons are 30 min long and have a maximum of three students in a group class.

Although classes can be adapted based on the unique goals of the student, instructors will generally start Beginner students with establishing the basics of water safety and understanding buoyancy, floating and breath control both in a prone and supine position. From there, we can advance through a progression that includes gliding in a streamline position and adding a propulsive straight leg flutter kick. Many adult students elect to continue to learn or improve the four competitive swimming strokes: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, which is taught and refined in our Intermediate-Advanced class.

In our Intermediate-Advanced class, instructors teach all four competitive swim strokes, looking out for things like proper technique, maintaining a hydrodynamic body position, propulsive kicks, streamline body and proper breathing positions. Examples of advanced stroke-specific skills could include; learning bilateral breathing for freestyle, breaststroke kick, and efficient body undulation in butterfly with a proper dolphin kick.

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.

Our Commitment to Safety
Our number one priority at Menlo Swim School and Menlo Swim and Sport is safety in and around the pool, including water quality, lifeguarding and emergency preparedness. Certified Pool Operators (CPOs) complete a 7-point test of our pool chemicals to ensure clear and balanced water is achieved before opening each day. Our instructional pool employs a double filtration system, high rate sand filters and UV light filters, to keep our water clean and safe. 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.

Swim Technique & Development Instruction


Looking to develop one or all of your strokes? One-on-one coaching from our experienced, professional coach, Reza Ojagh, can help you reach your goals.

*Please Note: Instruction is done from the pool deck. Not in water.

Reza Ojagh

Reza Ojagh’s love for swimming started when he was 8 years old. He quickly grew to love the water and focused on improving his stroke and playing water polo. At 18, he was picked up by Iran’s National Water Polo Team. In 1997, he took part in his first international water polo tournament and was a member of Iran’s national team until 2006. After spending nearly a decade with the national team, Reza focused on education and completed his Master’s degree in Physical Education in 2008. This marked the beginning of Reza’s career coaching professional water polo. Over the next 5 years Reza collected a vast amount of experience from world-class coaches and went on to lead the Junior National Iranian Water Polo team. In 2013, Reza moved to the states where he’s coached both swimming and water polo with DeAnza College, Menlo Swim & Sport and SOLO Aquatics while concurrently teaching an average of 2500 personal swim lessons a year.



All classes are on pause

September (Beginning September 17th)

Wednesdays 8:30am – 10:00am

ALL lessons are 30 minutes. Swimmers can book multiple for a longer session.


Resident: $79/lesson
Non-Resident: $87/lesson


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Cancellation Policy
If you cannot make the lesson after booking, please cancel as soon as possible so that another student can benefit from the lesson.
Cancellations made more than 48 hours in advance receive a refund.
No refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of start.
No makeups, credits or refunds for missed lessons.

Schedule & Pricing for Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Courses

Beginner Adult: This beginner class is for non-swimming Adults (19+ yo), seeking to learn basic fundamentals such as getting acclimated in the water, underwater breath-holding, front and back floats, glides, front and back kicks- eventually working towards Freestyle and Backstroke. / Max students: 3

Intermediate-Advanced Adult: This intermediate class is for Adults (19+ yo), seeking to learn Freestyle with breathing, refine techniques in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and any other coaching for stroke enhancement. The Adult should be able to swim independently for half the length or 25 yards. / Max students: 3


Saturdays (August 3 & August 10)

Beginner Adult 9:15am & 10:45am
Intermediate-Advanced Adult 10:00am & 11:45am

*August lessons go on sale, Saturday, July 20th


Resident: $43/lesson
Non-Resident: $48/lesson