Best Swim Classes in the Bay Area



These Swim Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: American Swim Academy. Children of all ages and of all abilities, including those with special needs, can learn the skills and confidence to enjoy the water safely. Multiple locations. 800-810-7946. www.americanswimacademy.com.

Silver: Aquatech. 2203 Mariner Square Loop, Alameda; 1220 Diamond Way, #110, Concord. 866-633-4147. www.aquatechswim.com.

Bronze: Splash Swim School. 1531 Third Ave., Walnut Creek; 2411 Old Canyon Road, Ste. S, San Ramon. 925-838-7946. www.splashswimschool.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. Offers year-round swimming lessons for all ages, open swim and birthday parties at its indoor pool and outdoor eight-lane pool. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-378-2782. www.pjcc.org.

Silver: La Petite Baleen. Multiple locations. 866-896-3603. www.swimlpb.com.

Bronze: King’s Swim Academy. Multiple locations. 650-349-7946. www.kingsswimacademy.com.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Waterworks Aquatics. Children as young as 3 months learn to have fun in the water while developing life-long swimming skills. 1120 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose. 408-279-1700. www.waterworksswim.com/san_jose.

Silver: California Sports Center. Multiple locations. www.calsportscenter.com.

Bronze: Almaden Valley Athletic Club. 5400 Camden Ave., San Jose. 408-445-4900. www.avac.us.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: La Petite Baleen. Teaches swimming and life skills for all ages in keeping with its motto of “pace, pattern, compassion and fun.” 933 Old Mason St., San Francisco. 866-896-3603. www.swimlpb.com.

Silver: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. 3200 California St., San Francisco. 415-292-1200. www.jccsf.org.

Bronze (tie): YMCA of San Francisco. Multiple locations. www.ymcasf.org.

Bronze (tie): Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center. 207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco. 415-665-4100. www.prrcsf.org.

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