Swim Lessons

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. 

Swim School

In January 2016, Timpany Center will be rolling out our brand new curriculum designed especially for our students.  Please check back for more information about the levels and skills.

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!


Swim Lesson Registration Form

How do I know what level to register for?

We will be posting more information about our new Swim School levels soon.

Contact Information

Brittany ManrubiaAquatics 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 session begins
**Late registration = registration after the session has started

Year-Round Class Schedule

Each session signed up  consists of ONE lesson per week.

Days Lesson Times
Monday or Wednesday or Friday 3:00-3:35PM 3:40-4:15PM 4:20-4:55PM  
Tuesday or Thursday


5:40-6:15PM  6:20-6:55PM  
Saturday 9:30-10:05AM 10:10-10:45AM 10:50-11:25AM 11:30AM-12:05PM

 2015 Sessions

 # of
Start Date End Date Adapted/Priority Registration-Current Students
Open Registration-New/Returning Students
Break Week(s)
(no lessons)
Session #8*** 6 October 26th December 12th

Adapted/Priority Registration: Monday, October 12th
Open Registration: Monday, October 19th

December 14th-January 2nd

*** NO CLASSES Monday, November 23rd - Saturday, November 28th for Thanksgiving.

2016 Sessions

   # 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
Open Registration: March 21

Session #4* 6* May 24* July 9

Adapted/Priority Registration: May 2
Open Registration: May 9

May 23
July 4
Session #5 6 July 18  August 27 

Adapted/Priority Registration: June 20
Open Registration: June 27

Session #6** 6**  September 6** October 15 

Adapted/Priority Registration: August 15
Open Registration: August 22

September 5
Session #7*** 6 October 24  December 10 

Adapted/Priority Registration: October 3
Open Registration: October 10

November 21-26 

* NO CLASSES: Monday, May 23rd for Memorial Day & Monday, July 4th for Independence Day
** 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.


Our Instructors

Melanie Cano

Marichu Flores

Meghan Hager

Sarah Hawkins
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.

Allie Kimura
ATRI Children with Challenges Certified

Schuyler Krawczuk

Kim Lucero

Brittany Manrubia

Marlyn Mejia

Stephanie Olson

Jose Rangel


Carina Rodriguez


Healah Rose

Karen Villanueva


Program Policies

Make-Up Policy

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.

Program Withdrawal

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.