The East Bay’s Premier Swim School since 1972

The award winning Harriet Plummer Method has taught thousands of children to be safe and confident swimmers who
learn to swim with outstanding technique. We are passionate about swimming as a fun and healthy lifetime activity.

It is our pleasure to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with students while teaching them to love the water.

Our instructors conduct lessons in a mature, positive, engaging, and structured manner with a commitment to water safety.

  • About Us
  • HPAS Advantages
  • What Makes Us Special


We specialize in teaching children between 3 and 10 years of age.

From non-swimming to competitive stroke coaching.

All lessons are private lessons

Each child is taught one on one (instructor and student only) in a non-parent participation program.

Lessons are taught in 15 or 30 minute private sessions depending on the student’s age and ability

We are a year round program.
From October through April, our pool is completely enclosed with our specially designed Air-O-Dome keeping the inside temperature 70 to 90 degrees. Our water temperature is kept year round at a warm 92 degrees.
Our award winning 5 step progression level program.
Over 30 years experience! We have taught thousands of students to swim. This means we’ve worked with every type of child over the decades, giving us the expertise to meet every child’s needs in the water.



All Lessons are Private (children must be potty-trained)
15 and 30 minute sessions available.

Monday through Thursday, 11:00 – 5:00

Outdoors: May – September

Indoors: October – April



Summer Week-Long: HPAS suggests that you attend one week
of lessons per month however you may take as many
for few weeks as you choose throughout the Summer.


Teaching Philosophy


We believe in the power of positive reinforcement presented in a structured organized manner using our award winning and successful 5 step progression level system starting with Non-swimming to competitive stroke coaching for children 3 through 10 years of age.

HPAS provides a warm and inviting environment with mature, skilled, patient, and enthusiastic instructors that look forward to work with your child every day. Every day brings new challenges and new success stories.

We will work with your child to build confidence, skill, self-esteem, and a love of swimming






Is my child:

  • – Potty-trained?
  • – 3 years of age (or close to 3)?
  • – Willing to go to the instructor independently?

HPAS is a non-parent participation program so parents will not be in the pool and will not be poolside but will be able to observe the lessons.

null Teaching Skills That Last a Lifetime

All registrations are done by phone.
Registration forms not due until your first day.


CALL : (925) 943-7331
Summer 2019- Weekly Private Lessons (4 days, Mon – Thurs)
Summer lessons are offered through the week of August 19th 
  • 15 minutes = $168.00
  • 30 minutes = $336.00
  • 2020 Pricing
Fall 2019 –
Once a Week
September 9th Week through December 16th Week (No lessons Thanksgiving Week)
14 Week Session
15 min = 2 Payments $280 ($560)
30 min = 2 Payments $560 ($1,120)
Winter 2020 –
Once a Week
January 6th Week through March 23rd Week 
  • Monday Students (10 weeks)
  • 15 min = 2 payments $210 (Total $420)
  • 30 min = 2 payments $420 (Total =$840)
  • No Monday Lessons 1/20 and 2/17)
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs (12 Weeks)
  • 15 min = 2 payments $252 (Total $504)
  • 30 min = 2 payments $504 (Total $1,008)
Spring 2020-
Once a Week
April 6th Week though May 18th Week (7 Weeks)
15 min = $294
30 min = $588
Yearly Family Registration Fee = $75.00




Spring Session Registration starts February 14th.

Summer registration begins February 20th.


 Thank you so much for all the support through this challenging time with the recent fire.  We have closed until January 2020.  We will start the Winter Session January 6th.  

For information, call (925) 943-7331 or email us.
Get in Touch : 3125 Camino Diablo,Lafayette,CA 94549 (925) 943-7331 Hours : Monday – Thursday, 11am – 5pm