Best Swim Classes in the Bay Area

These Swim Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers.

These Swim Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Waterworks Aquatics. Lessons at this swim facility include private, semi-private, Parent & Me, a stroke clinic and adult lessons. Multiple locations.

Silver:  Morgan Hill Aquatic Center. Morgan Hill.

Bronze: AVAC Swim School. San Jose.


Gold: La Petite Baleen. The school is recognized for its unique curriculum administered by mature, experienced and highly trained teachers. Multiple locations.

Silver: Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC). Foster City.

Bronze: King’s Swim Academy. San Carlos and San Mateo.


San Francisco/Marin

Gold: La Petite Baleen Swim Schools. Children learn swimming skills as well as social and emotional skills such as following directions, teamwork, respect for others and overcoming obstacles. Multiple locations.

Silver: British Swim School. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. San Francisco.


East Bay

Gold: American Swim Academy. This family-owned business, with five locations in the East Bay, has been teaching swimming to students from 6 months to adult since 1973. Multiple locations.

Gold: AquaTech Swim School. Offers year-round classes at its indoor facilities for children as young as 6 months. Alameda and Concord.

Silver: YMCA Oakland. Oakland.

Bronze: Little Swimmers. Concord.

Bronze: Splash Swim School. San Ramon and Walnut Creek.



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