General Information

The University Club of Palo Alto is pleased to offer year-round programs for juniors and adults.  With the year round coaching, there is a passion for swimming at the University Club.  Our 25-yard pool with diving well is open all year from 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.   A children's wading pool is also available during the summer months.  The Club offers swim lessons by a staff of excellent instructors. Swim Team and lesson programs are under the supervision of the Swim Director.


Programs Overview:

 Summer Swim Team

  • UC Sharks
  • Ages 4 - 18
  • Members only summer program designed to introduce young people to the spirit of swimming.
  • Open to all levels of swimmers.
  • Runs May - July

Year Round Swim Program
  • Matadero Creek Aquatic Club (MCAC)
    • Year Round competitive program
    • Ages 7 - 15
    • Monday - Saturday
    • Heightened expectation of commitment and participation
    • Will be participating in local swim meets with other year round swim clubs               
  • MCAC Pre-Competitive Swim Program
    • Ages 6 - 11
    • Offered September - November & February - April, Monday - Thursday
    • This program will focus on the fundamentals of all four swimming strokes through perfect technique in a fun learning environment.                
Masters Swimming
  • A program designed to create a fitness opportunity for our adult members, 18 years old and above, of all levels & abilities.
  • Organized practices offered Monday - Saturday, year-round.
Swim Lessons
  • Private & semi-private lessons are offered year-round.      
  • For more info see 'Lessons' tab or contact the pool manager.

AquaFit Program

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
  • Great low impact exercise with amazing calorie burn.
  • Fun and social group exercise program!

Swim Team Committee

Board Liaison
Jon Ward
Colleen Gormley,  Jonathan Manson, Allison Munichiello, Kirk Latour, Colleen Backstrand, Suzanne Shultz, & Yee Lee.