Almaden Valley Athletic Club®

FAQS

How old do you have to be to start lessons?

We have a free Barnacles class starting at 8 weeks and going up to 5 months.We start parent tot classes at 6 months old, independent swimming without a parent starts at the age of 3 years. We have classes for adults as well; you are never too old to learn how to swim!

How do I cancel my child’s lesson(s)?

You have the option to cancel at any time. We do require a 30 day written notice via our online form. If you would like to take a break, all you have to do is send us a 30 day notice and then re-enroll when you are ready to come back.

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How long are swim lessons?

Most Classes are 30 minutes in length.

When are classes offered?

Classes are once per week, but you have the option to add multiple classes. We also offer Summer Intensives (June-August).

What is the class size/ratio?

  • 4:1 for Group Lessons
  • 6:1 for Parent Tot
  • 14:1 for Pre-Comp
  • 15:1 for Barnacles

How do I enroll in swim lessons?

If you are interested in getting information, please click the link below and fill out our “Inquiry” form.

If you have been in lessons with us before and would like to re-enroll, please call us at 408.267.4032. Our customer service team is also available to enroll you in person if you would like to come and see our facility.

Once you have chosen a class, you keep that spot. If you find you need to change to another day or time, simply contact our customer service staff to make the change.

Why can’t I enroll online?

We offer a variety of classes, it is our goal to get your swimmer in the right class. We feel the best way to get the right class is to call us at 408-267-4032 and a Customer Service Representative can assist you with any questions you may have. Our Customer Service staff will research our schedule and place you in a class according to the age and ability of the swimmer.

How do I pay for lessons? When does billing occur?

We do perpetual, automatic billing on the 20th of every month. Discounts are given to Almaden Valley Athletic Club Members and Military.

Does my child need to be toilet trained for swim lessons?

Reusable swim diapers are required for all swimmers under the age of three and all non potty-trained swimmers. Disposable swim diapers and rubber pants are not acceptable.

May we use the AVAC Pool or Spa to practice?

The AVAC Pool is reserved for AVAC members and friends, as guests. We would be happy to arrange for you to speak with a Membership Counselor. Or, call 408.445.4910.

What is the water temperature?

Our pool is kept at 89 degrees for optimal learning.