Lessons

The University Club of Palo Alto offers private and group swim lessons for adults and children ages 3 & up of all abilities. Semi-private lessons are also available for friends & families looking to schedule lessons together. Our staff has experience in & around the pool as swimmers, waterpolo players and/or lifeguards. All are Red Cross certified in CPR & First Aid.
 
For more information, visit our website at www.ucpaloalto.com, contact Matt Schubert at mschubert@ucpaloalto.com or Sarah Gutierrez at sgutierrez@ucpaloalto.com or 650.493.2375



  • Private & Semi Private Lessons
    • UCPA Swim Lessons

       
      The University Club of Palo Alto offers private swim lessons for children ages 3 & up of all abilities. Semi-private lessons are also available for friends & families looking to schedule lessons together. For more information, contact Sarah Gutierrez at sgutierrez@ucpaloalto.com or Matt Schubert at mschubert@ucpaloalto.com or 650.493.2375         
       

      Private Lessons

      Private lessons are offered to swimmers of all levels.
      Lessons are available year round from 10am - 3pm, Monday – Sunday and are 30 minutes in length.
       
      Register for private lessons by scheduling individual dates in the Instructor Lesson Books or contacting the UCPA Aquatics Staff for a google calendar. If registering for individual dates, the Instructor Lesson Books will be in the swim office and available during office hours by contacting Sarah Gutierrez or Matt Schubert. 
       

      Policies & General Information:

      Missed/Cancelled Lessons
      Lessons are held RAIN OR SHINE. Cancellations by management due to facility related circumstances or weather, such as pool maintenance, lightning and/or severe weather will be credited to your account.

      Private & Semi-Private Lessons
      Cancellation of a private or semi-private lesson must be cancelled or rescheduled 48 HOURS in advance. Lessons not cancelled 48 hours in advance are subject to full charges.

      Child Illness
      If your child has a cold, but is eating well & acting normal bring him or her to the lesson. Our pool chemicals meet the highest health standards. Please do not bring a child who is not eating, has a fever, is listless, or shows signs of bacterial infection. 

      Arrival
      Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to scheduled lesson. Lessons will end at scheduled time regardless of arrival time.

      Diapers
      Swim diapers & children who are not yet potty-trained are NOT PERMITTED in the main pool.
      Private lessons for children over the age of 3 who are not yet potty-trained will be held in the children’s wading pool.

       

      Payment:

      Fees are incurred on the basis of enrollment, not attendance.

      • Members - Will be billed to their account.
      • Non-members - Make checks payable to UCPA.  PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

       

      To Register for Swim Lessons:

      • Registration is on first-come, first- served basis.
      • Requested times & dates are not guaranteed.

        1. Complete registration form & medical release forms.

      • For private or semi-private sessions, indicate the most convenient times for your schedule between the hours of 10am-3pm. Please provide several alternatives.
      • For semi-private lessons, indicate the name of the other student.

      2. Send, fax or email to:
      Address: 3277 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304
      Fax:  650.493.0479
      Attention: Aquatics
      E-mail:
      sgutierrez@ucpaloalto.com or mschubert@ucpaloalto.com

       
      3. Matt or Sarah will contact you within 2 weeks of receiving your request.

      Click here to submit a Swim Lesson Request Form
      Click here for the Private / Semi Private Swim Lesson Registration Form
       

      Single Lesson Rates:

      (30 minute lesson)
       
      ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS
       
       Semi-Private
       
       Private
      Member Rate  $25  $35
      Non Member Rate  $35  $45
       
      HEAD INSTRUCTORS
       
       Semi-Private
       
       Private
      Member Rate  $30  $40
      Non Member Rate  $40  $50
       

      Session Rates:

      (Monday through sunday– 4 Lessons within same week)
       
      ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS
       
       Semi-Private
       
       Private
      Member Rate  $90  $130
      Non Member Rate  $130  $170
       
      HEAD INSTRUCTORS
       
       Semi-Private
       
       Private
      Member Rate  $110  $150
      Non Member Rate  $150  $190
  • Learn to Swim Program
    •  Currently we are only offering Private & Semi-Private lessons. Thank you.