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Swim Lessons

About Swim Lessons at Foothills
We believe that swimming is more than just water safety; it's part of a lifelong program for health, safety and enjoyment.
The purpose of our swim program is to:

  • Provide outstanding instruction for all swimming abilities
  • Teach safety and lifelong aquatic skills
  • Create a fun yet challenging experience

Who can participate?
Foothills members and non-members of all ages are welcome. The best time to start swim lessons is around the ages of 2 to 3 years old. However, some 2-year-olds may not be ready to begin lessons this early.
If your child is age 3 or younger, they must wear a waterproof diaper while in the pool.
About our instructors
Most of our instructors come from a competitive swimming background. They are patient and knowledgeable about swimming and child development. Each instructor receives ongoing training and reviews to ensure the best swimming instruction possible.

Fall and winter lessons
Please contact our office to check availability, 650.493.8540

Spring and summer lessons
Member registration begins on the first Saturday in April. Foothills members are given priority registration for the next two weeks, after which enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Non-member registration begins in mid-April. All non-members must pay in full for all sessions at the time of registration. Each instructor has his/her own swim binder containing all dates and times the instructor is available through spring and summer. It is recommended that you sign up early since time slots fill up fast.

Ask at the front office for assistance with the binders, or call the office 650.493.8540 to check schedule openings. Non-member sign-ups must still be taken in person. No credit cards accepted, check or cash only.

    September Early-June: Individual lessons
    Each lesson lasts 30 minutes. Experienced instructors have at least 8 years of teaching expertise.

    Regular instructor rates per child per lesson
    1 swimmer: $30
    2 swimmers: $20 each

    1 swimmer: $40
    2 swimmers: $30 each

    Experienced instructor rates per child per lesson
    1 swimmer: $35
    2 swimmers: $25 each

    1 swimmer: $45
    2 swimmers: $35 each

    Mid-June August (Mon-Thurs, 4 lessons per session)
    Regular instructor rates
    Members: $120 per session 
    Non-members: $160 per session

    Experienced instructor rates
    Members: $140 per session 
    Non-members: $180 per session

    Cancellation policy
    If for any reason you need to cancel your weekly session, you must cancel at least 7 days before the lesson date or you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Day-of-lesson cancellations or no-shows will be billed for the full amount of the lesson.

    Lessons will occur rain or shine. Only lightning will result in cancellation and in those cases make-ups will be provided. There are no make-up days for lessons missed in your weekly session.

    Coach cancellations: if for some reason a coach must cancel a lesson, they will notify you and make-ups will be provided.

    For more information, contact:
    Dave Zapp, Aquatics Director
    swimming@foothills-club.org :: 650.493.8540 x105