Swim Lessons

Confidence – Achievement – Technique

Belle Haven Swim School: CLOSED FOR SEASON – Open Again in Spring 2021

Menlo Swim School

We are extremely excited to start teaching our community again after being closed for such a long time due to COVID-19. There have been a few important changes that you will need to know before registering for classes.

All classes will be taught from the pool deck in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. These guidelines are for both your student’s safety and our staff’s safety while we work through this crisis.

Unfortunately, that means we must require all our new students be independent and water safe swimmers. We would love to have the ability to teach any student of any age and skill, but sadly that currently isn’t possible. We hope you understand this and our reasons behind this decision.

When showing up for a swim lesson, please:
1. Be ready dressed to swim
2. Have all equipment needed for the lesson ready (toys, towels, goggles).
*We cannot provide any equipment, toys, towels, goggles, or changing areas of our own

All registered lessons will have a 1:1 ratio with one student and one teacher.

Schedule & Pricing for Swim Lessons

Belle Haven Swim School: CLOSED FOR SEASON – Open Again in Spring 2021

All lessons are 30 minutes in length and are held during the following hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Private Lessons: $50/lesson

All registered lessons will have a ratio of 1:1 with student and teacher.  All lessons are 30 minutes in length.

*Youth Scholarships available from Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation. For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form. Solicitud en español disponible aquí.

Registration Info

Due to the safety regulations in place for COVID-19 our swim lessons will be given in a private manner (1:1 ratio) with students who are water safe (independent in the water). For parents wanting to be near the lesson there will be a designated area for parents to sit and watch on the pool deck.

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation Scholarships

Menlo Swim & Sport is proud to partner with the Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF). BBAF offers scholarships to those financially in need who want to develop a life-long love for swimming in the Bay area. You can visit their website by clicking the link above to see all of their partners in the Bay area.

Menlo Swim & Sport offers BBAF scholarships for the following programs:

Swim School (Burgess)
Swim School (Belle Haven)
Lifeguard Certification (Burgess)
Camp Menlo Aquatics Camp (Burgess)
Tennis Lessons (Burgess)

For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

BBAF Submission Form

Coaches / Instructors

Quality instruction
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

Deck coordinator
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

If you would like to cancel your swim lessons completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken by sending us an email at bhcustomerservice@menloswim.com


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.

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.