Learn to swim and improve your technique with year-round junior swim programs at ClubSport Pleasanton
Dive into the fun! Our beautifully landscaped outdoor aquatic center includes two Jr. Olympic-sized lap pools, an exercise pool, a children's splash-and-play pool, and two outdoor whirlpools. We offer private and group swim lessons as well as designated times for recreational and lap swimming.
Our junior swim programs are ideal for kids of all levels, from the novice swimmer to the accomplished competitor. Gain peace of mind knowing that your child has the skills necessary for a safe water experience and help them build a strong fitness base for any sport as they grow stronger, fitter, and more confident through swimming.
ClubSport Swim School
ClubSport Swim School offers progression-based small group lesson packages during the spring, summer, and fall. Sessions are four weeks in length and class meets twice a week on Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday for a total of eight lessons. Each lesson is 25 minutes long. Class levels are separated by proficiency and age.
The maximum student-to-instructor ratio is usually 4:1. For most elementary swim levels, it's 3:1. For Parent/child (PIWA) class, it's is 6:1, with a parent assisting their child.
Swimmers receive a detailed progress report at the end of each session. We recommend that swimmers repeat each level once or twice to achieve full proficiency. At that point, the swimmer will receive a ribbon to pass to the next level.
PARENT IN WATER ASSISTING (6:1) — A parent joins their child in the water to help them feel comfortable and happy as they learn the most basic water skills, such as assisted back floats, tummy floats, submersion in the water, and glides to the wall. Both parent and child will learn important safety skills.
FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS (3:1) — The child can swim independently, is comfortable in a back-float position, and has the social skills needed to work away from their parent. They will learn to maintain a comfortable head-down swim, work towards an independent back glide, and learn to streamline and kick.
STARFISH (P1) | SWORDFISH (Y1)
STROKE DEVELOPMENT (3:1) — For the child learning to swim for the very first time, this class will help them learn to float independently in a relaxed state and will also learn the proper streamline position. The swimmer will have developed a high level of comfort in the water by the time they complete this level.
OCTOPUS (P2) | ELECTRIC EEL (Y2)
STROKE EXECUTION — A child in this class is comfortable in the water and can swim a short distance unassisted (to the instructor and back to the wall) in a relaxed state. They will learn to swim freestyle, develop good streamlining skills, and start to develop a good backstroke kick.
MANTA RAY (P3) | SEA TURTLE (Y3)
BACKSTROKE DEVELOPMENT — Techniques such as streamline, proper exhalation, a propulsive kick, and proper feel of the water are the focus in this level. The child will learn new skills, including side breathing and arms for the backstroke.
SEA LION (P4) | WALRUS (Y4)
INTRO TO BUTTERFLY AND BACKSTROKE — Strong emphasis is placed on learning the correct arms and legs for each stroke to perfection. The child will learn elementary backstroke legs and the full elementary backstroke, using both arms and legs correctly.
BACKSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY STROKE EXECUTION (4:1) — A child entering this level has mastered a comfortable, relaxed freestyle swim and is familiar with unassisted backstroke. In this class, the swimmer is expected to master side breathing and is introduced to breathing to the non-preferred side. They will learn butterfly and backstroke progression, a beginning somersault, and a sit-down dive.
FINAL LEVEL (4:1) — A child entering this level has mastered a comfortable and relaxed freestyle swim, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly stroke, is headed towards the Swim Team, and is fine-tuning their techniques. In this class, the swimmer will be introduced to more advanced breathing in all strokes.
GROUP SWIM SESSIONS & PRICING
Group lessons for Preschool (ages 3-6) and Youth (ages 7-17) are offered in various experience levels.
Lessons are 25 minutes and meet twice a week for four weeks (eight lessons total). You may select lessons on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Preferred: $120, Standard: $155, Guest: $175
Registration opens 14-days prior to the start of each session.
Private Swim Lessons
Private (one-to-one) and semi-private (two-to-one) lessons with professional instructors are offered for children and adults at all levels in our outdoor heated pools (82-86°F). These personalized 25-minute lessons provide specialized instruction to help students progress and achieve personal swim goals. Contact the Activities Desk for instructor availability and to schedule a lesson.
Elite swim coaching is also available for adults and juniors. This option is ideal for serious, emerging advanced or competitive swimmers and triathletes. Lesson times can be arranged with an instructor.
Private Swim Lessons Pricing
JUNIOR SWIM STROKE & CONDITIONING
This multi-week group swim conditioning program for youth ages 5-17 is offered August- May!
• Train, develop and improve stroke technique and competitive swimming skills.
• Emphasizes strength, endurance, and stroke development.
• Keeps swimmers in shape during the off-season and provides excellent cross-training for other sports.
• Sign-up for monthly three- or four-week sessions opens 4-weeks prior. Open to members or guests.
• Select Mon/Wed, Tue/Thu or choose all four days.
1. Swimmers must be easily able to swim using basic freestyle or backstroke at least 50 yards (2 pool lengths) without stopping.
2. They must have the endurance to participate in a 30-minute class.
3. Basic breaststroke or butterfly is encouraged but not required.
JUNIOR SWIM CLINICS (Ages 5-17)
Monday - Thursday, 4:00pm -6:00pm
Session 1: September 4 - September 27
Session 2: October 1 - October 25, Sign-ups begin Tuesday, September 4
Session 3*: October 29 - November 15, Sign-ups begin Monday, October 1
Session 4: November 26 - December 20, Sign-ups begin Monday, October 29
Aspiring non-team swimmers ages 5-17 learn competitive swim strokes and improve their swimming technique. Offered Monday-Thursday, the four-week sessions conclude with a fun mock swim meet. Points are not kept. Ribbons are awarded for each event entered. Qualified swimmers only. To participate, children must be able to swim two pool lengths without stopping. Admission offered on first come, space available basis.
Tidalwaves Junior Swim Team
ClubSport's award-winning recreational junior swim team, Tidalwaves, is for competitive swimmers 5-17 years old looking for a fun environment in which they can learn and improve stroke development, swim technique, and social interaction while building a life-long positive attitude toward the sport.
The Tidalwaves team season runs from May through July. Swimmers train up to five days per week and compete in seven swim meets plus a final championship.
To be considered for the swim team, new swimmers must be ClubSport members and schedule an evaluation with the team manager. New swimmer evaluations typically take place in late February or early-March. Specific dates will be announced in mid-January.
Swim candidate evaluations last 15 minutes and are based upon five criteria:
1. Ability to swim one pool length without stopping
2. Knowledge of all four competitive swim strokes
3. Technique on all four competitive swim strokes
4. Racing form for starts and turns
5. Speed and time
After evaluation, eligible swimmers will be selected as a "team swimmer" or a "team alternate." To further develop stroke technique, ineligible swimmers are invited to register for Junior Stroke and Conditioning or Summer Swim Clinics.
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