Best Swim Centers in the Bay Area

These Swim Centers 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. This swim center offers family swim night, lap swim times, recreational swimming, classes and more. 1120 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-279-1700.

Silver: California Sports Center. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Morgan Hill Aquatics Center. 16200 Condit Road, Morgan Hill. 408-782-2134.

SF and Marin

Gold: Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at UCSF Mission Bay. This state-of-the-art fitness center has indoor and outdoor swimming pools with family swim hours. 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. 415-514-4545.

Gold: Presidio Community YMCA Letterman Pool. Adult lap swim hours and youth swim lessons are available at this recreation center’s 25-yard pool. 1151 Gorgas Ave., San Francisco. 415-447-9680.

Silver: Janet Pomeroy Center. 207 Skyline Blvd., San Francisco. 415-665-4100.

Bronze: Sava Pool. 2695 19th Ave., San Francisco. 415-661-6327.


Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. Cool off in Foster City’s only indoor pool or take a dip in the eight-lane outdoor pool, Whirlpool and kiddie pool. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-378-2782.

Silver: Bay Club Redwood Shores. 200 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City. 650-593-4900.

Bronze: Peninsula Community Center. 3623 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City. 650-364-6272.

East Bay

Gold: San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center. There’s a water slide and fun aquatic park, along with a new inflatable obstacle course. 9900 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon. 925-828-3427.

Silver: YMCA. Multiple locations.

Bronze: The Wave. 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin. 925-574-4800.

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