The Menlo Swim School welcomes the Belle Haven community to our swimming family! The school provides professional, goal-oriented swim lessons for all ages and levels, developing life-long competency and a life-long love of swimming. Find out more in our philosophy handout (PDF).
- Session Dates and Hours
- Class Levels (also see our detailed Level Descriptions page)
- Registration and Pricing
Menlo Swim and Sport offers swim lessons Monday - Friday, 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00-1:00 p.m. for youth and adults of every level - from those who have never been swimming to those who want to perfect their technique. Each 30-minute lesson concentrates on correct swimming technique and water safety.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your lesson is scheduled to begin.
Skill levels will be determined on the first day of the session.
Menlo Swim and Sport está dando clases de natación todos los sábados para jóvenes y adultos en todos los niveles- para los que nunca han nadado hasta los que quieren perfeccionar su técnica. Nuestro método de enseñanza se centra en técnica correcta y seguridad en el agua.
Parent participation class where babies are introduced to the water through songs and games. When parents are ready, children will be submerged and eventually will learn to swim. Each game that we play together as a group can be adjusted to accommodate a parent's comfort level and the swimming ability of the child.
Because of separation anxiety, children will not move out of Waterbabies until the age of 3.
Children will be introduced to the water using toys; they will learn to relax while submerged and swim a short distance while holding their breath. The “fast button” will be introduced and the arms will be stretched forward in order to maximize efficiency. Back floats will also be introduced.
Techniques like the "fast button" are important at this level when a child needs a fun visual to achieve a body position. The "fast button" is an imaginary spot on the sternum that, if pressed with the chin, makes you swim really fast (keeps the head down).
Children will learn to pop up for air, take one breath, and then put their heads back down without stopping to kick or put their feet on the bottom. Swim aids such as floats may be used but to complete this level all skills must be done without assistance. Body positioning will be emphasized.
For kids that can float on their backs, back sculling, or "smashing bugs," will be introduced. These swimmers will still work on pop–ups but without the use of fins. “Long digs” will be introduced to prepare for freestyle. Body positioning both on front and back will be stressed. And straight legs kicking will be emphasized.
Depending on skill level, instruction will include adjusting to the aquatic environment, stroke improvement, water safety, dryland exercises, and developing a water safe swimmer. Skills and level progression will follow closely to the previous descriptions, but modified to accommodate older school age students.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons available upon request.
Private lessons (1:1) and Semi-Private (2:1) lessons also available, please contact the Service Center, (650) 330-2237. Private lessons are $45 per 30 minute lesson, and Semi-Private lessons are $25 per 30 minute lesson.
Las clases de 30 minutes cuestan $15. Con una beca para jóvenes ofrecida por Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation las clases son $5. Adultos pagan $20 por clases de grupos de 2 o más. Regístrese ahora por llamar a nuestro Centro de Servicio al (650) 330-2237 o enviar un correo electrónico a email@example.com. Pida hablar con Mike o con Rachel si necesita conversar en español.
También ofrecemos clases individuales (1:1) y clases semi individuales (1:2). Por favor comuniquese con el servicio al cliente, (650)330-2237. Las clases individuales cuestan $45 por una clase de 30 minutos, clases semi individuales cuestan $25 por una clase de 30 minutos.
- 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.
- No make-ups or refunds for missed classes.
- Menlo Swim School tuition does NOT cover any other services at the pool including the use of the Baby Pool or Open Swimming. These 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.
The Menlo Swim School is a member of the U.S. Swim School Association.