NEW! Online Registration Now Available!
Visit our Online Registration Portal for online registration in our swim lesson program!!
The Timpany Center offers fun, effective, and affordable swim lessons for participants of all ages and skill levels. Most instructors are educated in the field of kinesiology and have studied subjects such as adapted physical activity, motor development, motor learning and biomechanics. The Timpany Center’s pool is the perfect place for swim lessons! Our indoor pool is maintained at 92°F to offer a comfortable water setting throughout the entire year. Additionally, our pool offers a zero-depth entry (steps and a ramp) with the depth ranging from 2 to 8 feet.
Group Lessons - Ages 3 Years and Up
Our group lessons are broken up into seven levels. Please read about our levels and the core skills for each level to determine which level is right for your swimmer.
Thunder Bolts - Water Orientation
- Submersion with goggles
- Holding breath and blowing bubbles
- Assisted front float
- Assisted back float
- Assisted streamline
- Kicking with support
Twisters - Air Exchange and Body Position
- 10 bobs
- Underwater retrieval of object, 2-3 feet
- Unassisted front float
- Unassisted back float
- Front streamline glide, 5 feet
- Assisted back streamline glide
Tornados - Freestyle
- Back streamline glide, 5 feet
- Front streamline kick, roll to back float
- Back streamline kick, roll to front float
- Side glide kick with support, 10 yards both sides
- Feet-first entry in deep water, return to wall
- Freestyle 10 yards
Typhoons - Backstroke
- Side glide kick, roll to front streamline kick
- Side glide kick, roll to back streamline kick
- Underwater object retrieval, 4 feet
- Treading water, 10 seconds
- Freestyle with side breathing, 15 yards
- Backstroke 10 yards
Tsunamis - Breaststroke
- Seated dive in deep water, return to wall
- Treading water, 30 seconds
- Freestyle 24 yards
- Backstroke 15 yards
- Breaststroke kick
- Dolphin Kick
Tidal Waves - Butterfly
- Freestyle 50 yards
- Backstroke 25 yards
- Breaststroke 10 yards
- Butterfly arms
- Butterfly 10 yards with flippers
Pre-Team - Stroke Refinement
- Freestyle 100 yards with flip turns
- Backstroke 50 yards with flip turn
- Breaststroke 50 yards with open turn
- Butterfly 50 yards with open turn
- Tread water 5 minutes
- Standing dive
Rain Drops* - Age 6-18 months
- CPR and Water Safety Review
- Safe Entry & Exit
- Holding Breath
- Water Play
Puddle Jumpers* - Ages 18-36 months
- Water Illness Review
- Safe Entry & Exit
- Blowing Bubbles
- Water Play
*Parent Participation Required
Lightning Bolts - Adapted Swim Lessons
In addition to our general swim lessons, the Timpany Center offers adapted swim lessons as well! Adapted lessons are designed for children or adults with any type or severity of disability (physical or cognitive). In our adapted swim programs we work one-on-one with each person developing an aquatics program that best suits that individual’s needs. Our adapted classes are taught by San Jose State University students who have undergone extensive training in how to teach adapted aquatics. Most of our instructors are either in the Adapted Physical Activity program at San Jose State University or have graduated from this program. Our classes focus on overall fitness, body awareness, water safety, swimming technique, and most importantly FUN!
Brittany Manrubia - Aquatics Lead
TIMPANY CENTER Reception Desk - 408.283.9036
Rates - Starting January 2016
|Class||Preregistration* Price||Late Registration** Price|
|Group||$20 per class||$25 per class|
|Adapted or Semi-Private||$30 per class||$35 per class|
|Private||$40 per class||$45 per class|
*Preregistration = Adapted/Priority registration & open registration dates until the
**Late registration = registration after the session has started
Year-Round Class Schedule
Each session signed up consists of ONE lesson per week.
|Monday or Wednesday or Friday||3:00-3:35PM||3:40-4:15PM||4:20-4:55PM|
|Tuesday or Thursday||
| # of
|Start Date||End Date||Adapted/Priority Registration-Current Students
Open Registration-New/Returning Students
(No Lessons Scheduled)
|Session #1||5||January 4th||February 6||Adapted/Priority Registration: December 14
Open Registration: December 21
|Session #2||6||February 15||March 26|| Adapted/Priority Registration: January 25
Open Registration: February 1
|Session #3||6||April 4||May 14||
Adapted/Priority Registration: March 14
|Session #4*||6*||May 23||July 9||
Adapted/Priority Registration: May 2
|Session #5||6||July 18||August 27||
Adapted/Priority Registration: June 20
|Session #6**||6**||September 6**||October 15||
Adapted/Priority Registration: August 15
|Session #7***||6||October 24||December 10||
Adapted/Priority Registration: October 3
* NO CLASSES: Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day & Monday, July 4th for Independence
** NO CLASSES: Monday, September 5th for Labor Day
*** NO CLASSES: November 21-26 for Thanksgiving
Lessons are 35 minutes, one day a week. All Swim School and Stroke School classes will have a maximum of four children per class. StarBabies & StarTots may have up to ten student/parent pairs per class.
ATRI Children With Challenges Faculty
Sarah serves as the Program and Operations Director for the Timpany Center. She is responsible for training and certifying all swim instructors. She has been in the aquatics industry since 2004 and holds multiple certifications from the nation's leading aquatics organizations. Her favorite level to teach is Swim School White.
ATRI Children with Challenges Certified
If a lesson is canceled by Timpany Center (instructor illness, facility closure, etc.), a make up or credit will be offered.
If a student misses a class due to medical reasons, a makeup can be scheduled during the designated make up week after receipt of proper documentation.
If a student misses a class due to vacation or other scheduling conflict, credits or refunds are not offered. If a spot is open in another class with the same level, the student may be able to schedule a make up within the current session. This option is only available for group lessons and availability is not guaranteed.
CLASS REFUND POLICY: All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Timpany Center. Full refunds (minus a $25.00 processing fee) will be issued if the request is postmarked at least 7 business days in advance. If payment was received via check, there is a 2 week waiting period before the original check is processed and mailed. Credit card refunds will be credited back to the original card account within 3 weeks of processing refund request. Requests after the 7 day period must be submitted and will be handled on an individual basis.
Returned Checks & Declined Credit Cards
If a check is returned, or a credit card is declined, Timpany Center management will contact the individual on the account and notify them about the transaction. There will be a $25 processing fee for ALL returned checks and declined credit cards additional to the already due amount. If a credit card is declined, or a check returned two consecutive sessions the Timpany Center management will ask that the session be paid with cash only.
Open or “Free” Swim Before/ After Class
Please note that swim lesson participants are not permitted to enter/remain in the water before or after their swim lesson. A child may visit the pool during OPEN SWIM hours but must follow all age requirement rules and pay proper entry fees. These fees are not included within the swim lesson registration cost. Inquire at the front desk about obtaining a drop-in pass, monthly pass, or monthly family membership if you or your child is interested in swimming during OPEN SWIM times. We offer discounts on drop-ins for swim lesson students.
Proper Swim Gear
All Children under the age of 4 or children/adults who have known (or the possibility of) fecal incontinence, must use an approved swim diaper/retainer before entering the pool. Approved diapers/retainers for most ages can be purchased at the Timpany Center. If you wish to purchase this item outside of the Timpany Center, please confirm with staff that you are purchasing an approved style. Instructors and/or deck coordinators will confirm with parents/guardians/attendants, of participants who fall in the above categories, that the proper swim diaper is being used. Goggles are not required; however, they are strongly recommended. Girls with hair medium or long hair must wear their hair pulled back.
Designated Parent Seating Area
To insure the quality of your child’s class, we ask parents/guardians to please remain in a designated area during all classes. Approved areas include: the parent area near the patio doors on the pool deck, the blue benches placed around the pool deck, or the tables placed in the pool/front lobby area. Please avoid interrupting the class while it is in session. If you have any questions, please wait until the end of class to approach the instructor. Violation of this policy may result in two warnings, and dismissal from the pool area. Parents must remain on site during the entire lesson.
Designated Student Waiting Area
Students are NOT allowed in the water without their instructor at anytime. Instructors will meet their students at the top of the steps of the pool area. Please be sure that students are on time and remain with your child until the instructor arrives to greet the children in their class.