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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)
Only 30 minute sessions available during COVID-19.

Monday through Thursday, 11:00 – 6:00

Outdoors: May – September

Indoors: November – April

Summer Week-Long Instensive Private Lessons : HPAS suggests that you attend at least three weeks of lessons thoughout the Summer however you may take as many or few weeks as you choose.  All lessons are Monday through Thursday at the same time each day.

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, e-mail or text.
Registration forms not due until your first day.


CALL OR TEXT : (925) 943-7331
Fall 2021 Swim Semester:
CURRENT AVAILABILITY IS AT 11:30 OR 12:00 on Tues or Thurs only!
August 23rd Week – December 13th Week
16 Week – Once a Week Semester – 30 min Private Lesson
Thanksgiving Break
November 22 – 25
Holiday Break
December 20th – January 6th
4 Payments = $360
Lessons offered:
Mon, Tues and Thurs
11:00 – 6:00
12:00 – 6:00
2022 Swim Semester-
Once a Week
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  •  2022 Swim Semester Info to come in September!
Summer 2021 :
Info for currently enrolled students:
Summer ‘Week Long Intensive Program’
*All lessons are private 30 min lessons each day (Mon – Thurs).
The student/s come/s at the same time each day.
*PRICE : $352 per week and
$75 non-refundable yearly family registration fee due at time of enrollment.
*You have until the Monday before you start each week to cancel or change by 10:00 am.
Payment for each week is automatically charged on the Monday prior to the start at 10:00 am.
*No cancellations, make ups or refunds offered.
New Students ->Yearly Family Membership Fee = non-refundable $75.00 due at enrollment
Current Students ->Per Family Per Year – charged yearly on the month of initial enrollment.



Summer Sessions are currenty full!

Fall Semester Registration has started! Fall Semester is a 16 Week ‘Once a Week’ program.  Students come at the same day and time for the FULL semester.  The Fall Semester begins the week of August 23rd through December 13th.  Current Fall Semester availability is at 11:30 or 12:00 on Tues or Thurs only.


We are and remain open during these difficult times.  We remain dedicated and passionate about providing essential swim lessons  for water safety and drowning prevention.

Please contact directly for COVID protocols and procedures.

For information, call or text (925) 943-7331 or email us.
Get in Touch :  (925) 943-7331 Monday – Thursday, 11am – 5p