ACC is a not-for-profit cabana and therefore not in the swim school business.  However, we do offer summer seasonal instruction for a variety of skills – from those completely new to the water to swim skill lessons for competitive swimmers.  The primary purpose for this offering is to teach our membership's children and those of our local community to be water safe. We also hope to prepare more children for our swim team program, the Almaden Dolphins (members only).

Our swim lessons program manager is the Head Coach of the Almaden Dolphins Swim Team, Madison Sayler-Tait or Coach Madi. Madison grew up in our community, swimming for the Dolphins since she was seven years old. Now she is currently in her third term as head coach, looking to teach the next generation of young Dolphin swimmers how to swim, as well as develop the swim lesson program for this and future summers.

Regular sessions are all 30 minutes long. Please see further below for level descriptions and lesson offerings.  Additional private lessons and custom sessions are available upon request and based on swim instructor availability.  For any questions, please contact our Swim Manager.

We plan to start our M-F Weekday lessons per the schedules below.  The Group Lessons are in the early afternoon while the swim team has morning practices and will shift into late mornings once their swim season has ended. They will be available until the start of school.

Group lessons will be of 3:1 (three students to one swim instructor) in order to give ample time to each student.

Private lessons are based on swim instructor availability.

Session Fees Members Non-members

Weekly (Group) $150 $188
Private $35 $44
Private Elite$40$50

2022 Group Lessons Schedule

Swim lessons are offered in paired levels where Group Level 1 includes Tadpole and Guppy levels; Group Level 2 includes Seahorse and Starfish levels; Group Level 3 includes Seal and Dolphin levels.  Not all Group Levels (GL) are offered every half hour so please be sure to register for the appropriate half hour that suits your child's level.  We do have 'Waitlist' enabled so if there is more than enough interest in a particular class/group, we may be able to add an additional group session (minimum students criteria and swim instructor availability permitting).

Weekday Sessions Weeks 1-2

Weekdays   6/20-24  6/27-7/1

 12:15-12:45  GL1, GL2  GL1, GL2

 12:45-1:15  GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2

 1:30-2:00 GL2, GL3 GL2, GL3

 2:00-2:30  GL3, GL3  GL3, GL3

Note:  Our cabana's swim team, Dolphins, will be holding training lessons parallel to these lessons 6/20-7/1

Weekday Sessions Weeks 3-7

Weekdays 7/11-15  7/18-227/25-29 8/1-5 8/8-12

10:15-10:45  GL1, GL2  GL1, GL2  GL1, GL2  GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2

 10:45-11:15  GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2 GL1, GL2

11:30-12:00  GL2, GL3 GL2, GL3 GL2, GL3 GL2, GL3 GL2, GL3

12:00-12:30  GL3, GL3  GL3, GL3 GL3, GL3 GL3, GL3 GL3, GL3

To see our group lesson availability go here:  Group Lessons

2022 Private Lessons

Private lesson registrations is on a different system  in order to better manage Private Swim Instructor availability and overall scheduling. 

To see our private swim instructors and availability, click here:  Private Lessons





Swimmer must be out of diapers and willing to be in pool without parent(s). Swimmers that are not ready and/or willing should be placed into a Private lesson.

This class is set up for young children to have a safe and trusting environment in the water and to establish a foundation of water safety and basic swimming skills to the swimmer.


Swimmer must be able to do safe entry and exit, fully submerged headbob, blast-off for 1-3 yards, and independently hold onto the wall.

This class gears the swimmer to achieve comfort with basic swim skills.


Swimmer must be able to do a submerged headbob with rotary breathing, front and back float for 10 seconds, front and back crawl for a minimum of 3 yards.

This Advanced Beginner class helps students understand the skill of controlling their breathing while swimming.


Swimmer can swim freestyle and backstroke for a minimum of 10 yrds, properly executes the swim float swim sequence, can dive headfirst to the bottom of the pool, can swim elementary backstroke, and understands how to do the dolphin sequence.

This Intermediate class helps students master breath control and efficient strokes to gain independence in the water and cabana team readiness.


Swimmer can swim freestyle and backstroke, and is learning to swim breaststroke, flip turns, how to dive head first into the pool from standing position, and tread water for 15 seconds.

This class helps students develop efficient coordination in the arms, legs, breathing, and body position at swim tempo.


Swimmer can swim freestyle and backstroke for 50 yards with flip turns, swim legal breaststroke and butterfly, how to execute an open turn, dive head first into the pool from a standing position, and tread water for 40 seconds.

This Advanced class helps students refine techniques in breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and underwater techniques for competitive swimming. 

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