Join the swim club or learn to swim at Silver Creek Swim School in San Jose.
Dive into the fun! Our spacious indoor aquatic center features two indoor heated pools (89°F) and a whirlpool. We offer private and group swim lessons for kids and adults as well as designated times for recreational and lap swimming.
Swim lessons are available to members and non-members and everyone has access to our spacious family locker room with showers, towels, and all the amenities you need for your family. Enjoy free WiFi while you wait during your child's swim lesson plus convenient and healthy snacks and meals available at Citrus Fresh Market.
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.
Silver Creek Swim School offers progression-based small group lesson packages year-round. Lessons are 30 minutes each unless otherwise noted. Student-to-teacher ratio is 4:1.
For more information about swim lessons, contact the Aquatics Desk at (408) 574-2405.
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 (4:1) — 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.
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 Lessons
Lessons dates and levels are based on availability and are subject to change. For the current class schedule, visit the Aquatics Desk or call (408) 574-2405.
Pricing is determined by the child's membership status and fees are due at sign-up. Cancellations must be received a minimum of one week prior to the start of the session to receive full credit. No refunds for missed classes. Parent or guardian must complete a waiver form on or before the first day of swim lessons.
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 indoor heated pools (82°F & 89°F). These personalized 30-minute lessons provide specialized instruction to help students progress and achieve personal swim goals.
Days and times are customized based upon instructor availability. Contact the Aquatics Office at (408) 574-2405 for instructor availability and to schedule a lesson.
Private Swim Lessons Pricing
Mavericks Swim Team
Mavericks Swim Team is part of the Silver Creek Swim School but is reserved for competitive swimmers 6-17 years old.
BEGINNER SWIM TEAM
This class prepares swimmers for the swim team. Students learn to use a pace clock and turns for the four strokes, as well as work on endurance and general fitness.
Prerequisite: Hammerhead or knowledge of the four competitive strokes and flip turns.
Class Limit: Eight per lane.
INTERMEDIATE SWIM TEAM
This one-hour class focuses on making each of the four competitive strokes legal and swimming each stroke within a required time.
Prerequisite: Beginner Pre-Swim Team or knowledge of the four competitive strokes and flip turns.
ADVANCED SWIM TEAM
This one-hour class focuses on speed and technique for each of the four competitive strokes.
Prerequisite: Pre-Swim Team, swimming each of the four competitive swim strokes with correct technique and within a required time.
Group Swim FAQ
Does my child need to wear a swim diaper?
If your child is under the age of four, then a swim diaper must be used. Statistically, young children and new swimmers lose control of their bladder and bowels more often than older swimmers and more proficient swimmers. For the safety and comfort of all swimmers, this policy will be strictly enforced.
How should I prepare my swimmer for their lesson?
Arrive at least one minute before the lesson starts, with your swimmer dressed for the water. Make sure your child is wearing a swim diaper if they are under four years old. Take them to the restroom before class starts. If your child has long hair, have it tied back away from the face or have them wear a swim cap.
How long is each session?
Each lesson is 30 minutes long.
What is the water temperature in the pool?
Our lesson pool is approximately 90°F. The lap pool is approximately 82°F.
How do I register?
Register online at www.teamunify.com/cmcssj or in person at the Aquatics Office. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9:00am-3:00pm.