The Bulldog Swim School offers year-round swim lessons for all ages and stages. Classes are available to both members and non-members of San Mateo Athletic Club. Although we specialize in small group classes, we also offer semi-private and private classes to meet your needs. Our comprehensive collection of programs will satisfy every level of swimmer.
We have a brand new state-of-the-art instructional pool which is kept at 88° F. It is perfectly designed for swim lessons with an abundance of space, crystal clear water and entry steps covering the full length of the pool.
Swim Lesson Registration Process
Registering at Bulldog Aquatics is easy and convenient!
You can join at any time – we will pro rate the cost if you join in the middle of a session.
You can call us at (650) 378-7383, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to talk with one of our Aquatics Coordinators. We will answer your questions and place your child in the most appropriate class for their ability.
You can also download our registration packet by clicking here or picking one up at our courtesy desk. Once you have completed the forms and submitted your information, one of our Aquatics Coordinators will call you within 48 hours to complete the registration process.
Swim Information and Registration Days
Come visit us, tour our facility, meet our instructors, schedule an evaluation for your child and speak with our Aquatics Coordinators. All your questions answered timely and efficiently.
A 10 minute swim assessment is encouraged for all new students wishing to register for levels other than Family Tot and Level 1. This will help us place your swimmer in the group that his best for him or her. The swim assessment will take place in the water with an experienced swim instructor. Please arrive 10 minutes early and have your child ready to swim.
Reservations are required for swim assessments. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make your reservations.
Swim Lesson Hours: Weekdays 2:00 – 7:00pm, Weekends 9:00am – 2:00pm
Our professional and nurturing staff is certified by the American Red Cross. We believe positive early experiences will leave to a life-long love of the water. Your Kids will enjoy playing, learning, and exercising with our service-oriented staff.
Katie Elgaaen, Aquatics Director
Katie has been teaching and coaching swimming since 1990. Her passion for swimming and love of children can be seen in the quality of staff, programs and facilities she has developed for San Mateo Athletic Club & Aquatic Center. Katie is also proud to me a mother of three young children who love the water. Katie is a career swimmer, having swum competitively since 1980. Katie was a finalist in the 1988 US Olympic Trials and won Gold and Silver Medals in the 1987 Pan American Games. She was also an All American swimmer at the University of California Berkeley and was one of the top California women in open water swim competitions.
Giulia has been teaching swimming for 20 years and has been fortunate to learn a number of methods and philosophies. She has taught all ages and levels from beginner to triathlete. She customizes her lessons to suit her students' needs and makes sure that they are safe, comfortable and are having fun!