Swim Pro

Swim better and go faster with private lessons from our experienced Swim Pro, Juliette Applewhite. You can improve technique or conquer fear of the water, for both adults and children.


Menlo Swim and Sport offers the expertise of our Swim Pro staff for adult and youth private swim instruction. Juliette Applewhite and her team brings coaching talent and passion for swimming and people to our entire swim program. Whether you're fearful of the water or on the verge of dominating at swim meets, we can quickly help you make huge improvements.

If you're a beginner or recreational swimmer, consider individual lessons with the Juliette Applewhite, Head Swim Pro, and work on enjoying swimming and learning correct stroke mechanics so that you can grow stronger and more confident in the water. 

For advanced swimmers, Juliette is available to help shave a few seconds off your 100 fly, or help you prepare to join Menlo Masters, with stroke refinement and form work to give you that competitive edge. Triathletes also benefit from one-on-one appointments with Juliette to strengthen their swim technique and prepare for the next race.


Monday – Friday. Lesson times are individually scheduled based on client's preference in coordination with lane availability.



30 minute = $60
60 minute = $115


30 minute = $40/person
60 minute = $75/person (must register 2 clients for the same appointment)


  • Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes in length
  • All lessons need to be booked 48 hours in advanced. Any changes to the schedule must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid charges.
  • No makeups.
  • Payment is due upon verbal confirmation and prior to lesson attendance. Credit card information provided at the time of registration will be processed upon registration. In the case of declined charges, you will be invoiced for the amount due plus a fee of $25.00.
  • Credit card payments will appear as a charge from Menlo Swim and Sport.
  • All lesson payments are final and non-refundable.
  • All checks should be made payable to: Menlo Swim and Sport

Meet the Pro

Juliette grew up on the Peninsula and started teaching swimming as a teenager. She swam for many years as a San Mateo Marlins and with the Golden Gate Aquatic Club before joining Menlo Masters. She has generously served the team with her volunteerism and has been awarded Swimmer of The Year.

After 20 years away from competition, Juliette began swimming in meets with Menlo, and her achievements include top ten age group finishes — she is a butterfly powerhouse! In addition to being our Swim Pro, Juliette is also one of our Menlo Masters coaches. Juliette is raising 4 daughters, now all teenagers, with her very patient husband.

Juliette has loved the water all her life. She began swimming at a very young age and competed from the age of 12 to about 17. She began coaching 8-and-under swimmers in San Mateo at age 15. After graduating from college with a psychology degree, she married and had 4 daughters (now all teenagers). Juliette came off her 20-year taper and began swimming for fitness some years ago. After joining Menlo Masters she began competing again, with distance freestyle and butterfly quickly becoming her favorites.

For Menlo Swim and Sport, Juliette is our primary Swim Pro, offering individual lessons and programs geared towards adult swim instruction. Juliette brings her natural teaching ability and inspirational energy to the Masters team and has helped the program grow and flourish. With her instructional swimmers, she seeks to develop the finer points of swimming technique not only to improve form and swiftness, but to reduce injury. The nuances of the swimming strokes are what make Juliette really happy — along with seeing her students accomplish things in the water they never thought possible.

Along with swimming and coaching, Juliette spends her time substitute teaching for the Redwood City School District, playing with her family, hiking and doing Pilates. She very much enjoys her time working with her Swim Pro students. and has started working on open water swimming and ocean training. She says that at the pool, she truly has her dream job and if she could, she'd spend every waking minute helping others love swimming as much as she does.

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