The Menlo Swim and Sport mission is to serve as a model for promoting healthy, balanced lifestyles through aquatic sports, fitness and outdoor family activity.
With completion of the new pools at Burgess Park and a desire expressed by the City of Menlo Park to make fullest use of the facility, the opportunity for a partnership between the city and our enthusiastic group of swimmers was clear. So Menlo Swim and Sport was born to provide a much-needed resource for the local community and provide a long-term partner invested in a common goal—that of enhancing the quality of life in Menlo Park.
About Our Swim School
Our Teaching Philosophy
Menlo Swim School promotes life-long fitness, healthy habits and safety. Knowing how to swim properly at a young age builds a foundation for a long and healthy life. Menlo Swim Schools works with students to develop proper technique through focused learning and goal oriented rewards. Year round lessons instill the habit of swimming that becomes a way of life for children as they grow through adolescence into
Our Swim School Model
Menlo Swim Lessons are hands-on lessons focused on giving each swimmer a strong foundation in the pool. Lessons are focused on breathing, body position and developing proper swim habits. Lessons are taught by our incredible instructors in a 5 by 10 yard area of instruction that promotes a safe and technique focused lesson.
Our Commitment to Safety
Our number one priority at Menlo Swim School and Menlo Swim and Sport is safety in and around the pool, including safety in lessons, water quality, lifeguarding and emergency preparedness. Each instructor is trained in making each lesson a safe and fun environment. Certified Pool Operators (CPOs) complete a 7-point test of our pool chemicals to ensure clear and balanced water is achieved before opening each day. Our instructional pool employs a double filtration system, high rate sand filters and UV light filters, to keep our water clean and safe. All of our lifeguards are certified, trained and audited to the highest standards set by the American Red Cross and YMCA. Many of our lifeguards also hold advanced certifications in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED. Menlo Swim and Sport has retained the services of a leading environmental health and safety firm to guide our company to safer practices for our customers, staff and community.
Menlo Swim School lessons are taught in the Burgess Pools in Menlo Park. Burgess Pool is part of a nine acre public open space and sports facility, and is adjacent to the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, Burgess Skate Park, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center and the Menlo Park Library. In the Burgess Park, you will find a public playground, picnic tables with barbecues, soccer field, tennis courts and baseball diamonds.