Best Swim Classes in the Bay Area

These Swim Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Waterworks Aquatics. Swim classes include private and semi-private lessons, Parent and Me for little ones, a stroke clinic, adult lessons and more. 1120 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-279-1700.

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

Bronze: De Anza Cupertino Aquatics. 1080 S. DeAnza Blvd., San Jose. 408-446-5600.


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 organization has been teaching kids in the San Francisco Peninsula to swim since 1979. 933 Mason St., San Francisco. 866-896-3603.

Silver: YMCA of San Francisco. Multiple locations. 415-777-9622.

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

Bronze: Waterworks Swim School. City Sports Club, 3201 20th Ave., San Francisco. 415-680-1006.

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.

Silver: Patti’s Swim School. 4621 James Ave., Castro Valley. 510-331-6610.

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

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