Swim Lessons


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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. 

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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 

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

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

Special Programs


Rain Drops* - Age 6-18 months

  • CPR and Water Safety Review
  • Safe Entry & Exit
  • Holding Breath
  • Sprinkling/Submersion
  • Water Play

Puddle Jumpers

Puddle Jumpers* - Ages 18-36 months

  • Water Illness Review
  • Safe Entry & Exit
  • Blowing Bubbles
  • Submersion
  • Water Play

*Parent Participation Required

Lightning Bolts

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!


Online Registration

Contact Information

Brittany ManrubiaAquatics Director

TIMPANY CENTER Reception Desk - 408.283.9036


Class Preregistration* Price Late Registration** Price
Group $23 per class $28 per class
Adapted or Semi-Private $33 per class $38 per class
Private $43 per class $48 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 9:00-9:35AM 9:40-10:15AM 10:20-10:55AM 11:00AM-11:35PM 11:40AM-12:15PM

2019 Sessions

   # of
Start Date End Date Registration-New/Returning Students  
Session #1 8 January 6 February 29 Monday, December 9 - 6:30am  
Session #2 8 March 9 May 2 Monday, February 24 - 6:30am  
Session #3 8 May 11 July 4

Monday, April 27 - 6:30am

Session #4 8 July 13 September 5

Monday, June 29 -6:30am

Session #5 8 September 14  November 7

Monday, August 31 - 6:30am

Session #6 8 October 28 December 21

Monday, October 14 - 6:30am



MAY 27 for Memorial Day

JULY 4 for Independence Day

November 18-23 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. 


Our Instructors


Brandon Seay

James Smith

Katherine Lomibao

Anthony Wong

Deborah McCandliss

Marichu Flores

Allison Knap

Sherlene Hung



Program Policies

Make-Up Policy

If a lesson is canceled by Timpany Center (instructor illness, facility closure, etc.), a credit or make up lesson will be offered.

If a student misses a class due to medical reasons, a credit will be issued or a make up lesson will be scheduled after receipt of proper documentation. Only one credit per session. Make up lessons will be scheduled for the designated make up week, following the end of a session.

If a student misses a class due to vacation or other scheduling conflict, credits or refunds are not offered

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.