Best Swim Schools in the Bay Area



These Swim Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 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 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 Swim. 2203 Mariner Square Loop, Alameda; 1220 Diamond Way, #110, Concord. 866-633-4147. www.aquatechswim.com.

Bronze (tie): Calphin Aquatic Club. 34075 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, 510-790-7946; 6175 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, 925-248-2989. www.calphin.com.

Bronze (tie): Patti’s Swim School. 4621 James Ave., Castro Valley. 510-331-6610. www.pattisswimschool.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: King's Swim Academy. Multiple locations. 650-349-7946. www.kingsswimacademy.com.

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

Silicon Valley

Gold: Almaden Valley Athletic Club. AVAC has been creating comfortable and confident swimmers since 1964. 5400 Camden Ave., San Jose. 408-445-4900. avac.us.

Silver: California Sports Center. 1283 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale. www.calsportscenter.com.

Bronze: Waterworks Aquatics. 1120 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-279-1700. waterworksswim.com/san_jose.

Marin/San Francisco

Gold: La Petite Baleen. This organization has been teaching kids in the San Francisco Peninsula to swim since 1979. 933 Mason St., San Francisco. 866-896-3603. www.swimlpb.com.

Silver: Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center. 207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco. 415-665-4100. www.prrcsf.com.

Bronze (tie): 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.

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