Adult Swim Lessons

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. Adults come to swimming from vastly different backgrounds, strengths and looking to achieve different goals. Instructors will and work with each students to reach their individual swim goals whether it is just to be water safe, or join our Masters team. Adult swim lessons are 45 min long and have a maximum of three students to a class.

Although classes can be adapted based on the unique goals the student, instructors will generally start 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 learning or improving the four competitive swimming strokes: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Instructors teach all four competitive swimming strokes, looking out for things like proper technique, maintaining a hydrodynamic body position, propulsive kicks, streamlined body and proper breathing positions. Examples of advanced stroke-specific skills could include; learning bilateral breathing for freestyle, breaststroke kick with knees inside of heels on whip kick and efficient body undulation on butterfly paired simultaneously with the dolphin kick resulting in forward propulsion.

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.

Our Setting
Menlo Swim School lessons are taught in the Burgess Pools in Menlo Park. Burgess Pool is part of a nine acre public open space and sports facility, and is adjacent to the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, Burgess Skate Park, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center and the Menlo Park Library. In the Burgess Park, you will find a public playground, picnic tables with barbecues, soccer field, tennis courts and baseball diamonds.

Schedule & Pricing for Swim Lessons


Menlo Swim and Sport runs on a recurring billing system. This perpetual system allows adults to continue with swim lessons throughout the year, without the unnecessary hassle of re-enrolling throughout the year. Pricing is based one lesson a week, with a monthly charge.

Lessons are weekly. Start anytime! We work with adults to fit their busy schedules by offering make-up lessons, one-time bookings and easy online swim lesson registration.

Group Lessons
Group lessons are 45 minutes in length with a student to teacher ratio of 3:1

View our schedule and register online or with our Service Center in person or by phone at (650) 781-5525.

Student-to-teacher ratio 3:1
Monthly cost per 45 minute class $152

Private Lessons
Private “Swim School Select” lessons are 30 minute in length and are one-on-one.

View our schedule and register online or with our Service Center in person or by phone at (650) 781-5525.

2019 Holidays

Wed-Sat Nov 27 – Nov 30th Thanksgiving Break
December 22 – Jan 4th Holiday Break