Best Swim Classes in the Bay Area

These Swim Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Waterworks Aquatics. Sign up for private and semi-private lessons, parent participation classes for little ones, a stroke clinic, adult lessons and more. 1120 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-279-1700.

Silver: California Sports Center. Multiple locations.

Bronze: AVAC Swim School. 5400 Camden Ave., San Jose. 408-267-4032.


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.

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

Bronze: King's Swim Academy. Multiple locations. 650-349-7946.

SF and Marin

Gold: La Petite Baleen. This swim school focuses on water safety awareness and technique. 933 Mason St., San Francisco. 844-339-5015.

Silver: Waterworks Aquatics Swim School. City Sports Club, 3201 20th Ave., San Francisco. 408-279-1700.

Bronze: San Francisco Recreation & Parks. Multiple locations. 415-831-2700.

Bronze: UCSF Mission Bay. 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. 415-514-4545.

East Bay

Gold: Patti’s Swim School. This school takes pride in instructing students in a supportive, compassionate, focused environment with a low student-to-teacher ratio. 4621 James Ave., Castro Valley. 510-331-6610.

Silver: American Swim Academy. Multiple locations. 800-810-7946.

Bronze: AquaTech Swim School. 2203 Mariner Square Loop, Alameda. 1220 Diamond Way, #110, Concord. 866-633-4147.

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