All our Aquatics programs are open to Members of the club as well as Non-Members and welcomes swimmers of all ability levels. Non-Members can participate in programs at a higher rate, please call for pricing information.
Clients are usually children age 2-8 who are learning basic skills meant to help them navigate the pools more safely. Many already know some basics and now want to be more efficient in the water, perhaps learn the strokes. 30-minute Private, Semi-Private* and Group* lessons offered Monday through Saturday. Online booking.
Adult Swim Lessons
These adults are either summoning their courage after years of ‘wanting to swim’ but not taking the plunge, or they know how to get across the pool just not without being winded and having their form fall apart. 30-minute Private lessons by appointment.
Lessons for Competitive Swimmers
Clients are swimmers who have demonstrated an ability to swim each of the four competitive strokes and who would like instruction from a professional coach focusing on proper technique, increased efficiency, racing strategies and starts & turns. Often swimmers are on the year-round team or are preparing for a team (summer, high school). Lessons are also for adults preparing for masters, triathlons or open water events. Video analysis can be provided for an additional fee. 30-minute Private and Semi-Private* lessons by appointment.
YEAR ROUND Programming
PASA Swim Team
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics is a member team of USA Swimming. There are a number of PASA sites which operate independently but work together to give young people the opportunity to grow as swimmers and people to achieve success in life and in the pool. We are PASA Alpine Hills. Located in beautiful Portola Valley, we train at Alpine Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Our team is comprised of roughly 150 swimmers. We cater to all types of abilities and skill levels.
For pricing and registration please visit PASA Alpine
Alpine Hills’ Water Polo
clinic is a year-round program that teaches kids the fundamentals of Water
Polo. The clinic starts off with teaching the basics and eventually works up to
full scrimmages (practice games). We welcome both boys and girls, at any skill
level that meets the prerequisites. To register please contact Chuck Woo at
- Able to swim 100 yards continuously.
- Able to tread water for 3 minutes.
Swimming is fun, social, and a life-long activity that can reduce stress, help maintain a healthy weight and promote cardiovascular fitness. The written workouts are meant to be challenging for experienced swimmers and are modified by the coach so that each swimmer is challenged for the duration of the workout. The coaches work on proper technique, and incorporate drills, kicking, pulling and unique sets into the workouts. Considerations are made for swimmers’ limitations (injury, fitness level, etc.)
Deep Water Exercise (DWE)
Deep Water Exercise is a course that trains in; you guessed it, deep water. It is a running exercise course that avoids any weight bearing, due to the body’s suspension in the water. This course is perfect for: those looking to accelerate their recovery from injuries, those looking to avoid any weight bearing exercises, or those looking for high intensity training without risk of injury.
Train your strength and cardio in this low impact and low intensity course. Aqua Fit is in shallow water which is ideal for all skill levels. The low impact exercises are great for those recovering from an injury or those with joint discomfort.
Strength and Balance
Learn how to increase core stabilization and perfect your posture with our Strength and Balance course. These two aspects of Strength and Balance will improve functional movement throughout everyday life. The intensity varies depending upon your needs, so we invite all skill levels to enjoy this course.
Mini Mantas are swimmers age 4-7 who are excited about joining the swim team, but who aren’t yet able to complete a lap on their own in the Main Pool. They learn in the Teaching Pool in a group setting and the instructors teach from in the water. Mini Mantas will learn the basics of the four competitive strokes.
As a way of welcoming them into the larger Summer Swim Team (Mantarays) the Mini Mantas will receive a team swim cap, team shirt, appear in the team photo, join the team for the Ice Cream Social and swim in one of the home meets!
Alpine’s member-only summer swim team, the Mantarays, has a long history of bringing swimmers and their families together for a summer filled with healthy fun, team building, exciting competition, excellent coaching and great memories.
Summer Swim School (Ages 3-5)
Summer Swim School is a week-long half-day program for our young swimmers age 3-5. It focuses on promoting safe and fun aquatic recreation, while learning to swim. Each day we'll conduct a 30-minute group lesson as well as 45 minutes of organized water games. Swimmers will also enjoy a snack and have daily activity and craft time.