Q: What is the pricing for swim lessons?

A: Pricing information can be found here.

Q: How do I know which level to register for?

A: Please see the class levels page for more information, or try our Level Selection Wizard!

Q: Do you offer trial lessons? May I come see the facilities and observe lessons?

We welcome visitors during any of our class times.

We do not offer free trial lessons.

Q: How will I know what date to start the class?

A: Register for any open class the week you would like to start. The swimmer starts the week you sign them up! If you’re not ready to start now, check availability when you’re ready to begin.

Q: When will I be billed?

A: At KSA, you prepay for lessons. Payment must be received for the annual membershipfee fee and the current month’s tuition (can be pro-rated) at the time of enrollment. From then on, monthly tuition is automatically deducted from your debit or credit card on the 1st of each month.

An annual membership fee of $30 is due at the time of registration. This fee is automatically charged to your account on the first day of your membership renewal month, Accounts can be set up to receive either Visa, Mastercard, debit card, or EFT (direct bank account) payments.

Q: Can I choose a specific instructor?

A: We cannot guarantee an instructor. We can guarantee that all of our quality instructors teach swimming skills in a fun, safe environment.

Q: What if we decide to withdraw from swim lessons?

A: Please see the withdrawal page for more information. Requests received after the 15th of your final month are subject to a $25 processing fee.

Q: How can I report an upcoming absence?

A: You can report an absence by filling out the absence form on our website. Provided KSA is notified exactly 48 hours in advance, your student is eligible for a make-up class.

Q: How do I schedule a make up class?

A: Make up classes are available for absences that are reported at least 48 hours ahead of time. They can be scheduled the week you’d like to attend, by filling out the make up request form online, or via our app.  Eligible absences expire 30 days from the absence date.

Q: What if I forget to withdraw and my card is charged the following month?

A: Unfortunately we do not offer refunds after the month is charged, so please plan to withdraw on time.

Q: What days are you closed?

A: KSA is closed every Sunday and the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If your lessons fall on any of these holidays, you will not be billed for this day.

Q: What is your swim diaper policy?

A: Any child under three years of age (and any child who is not yet potty trained) must wear a double swim diaper. What does this mean? Wearing a disposable swim diaper with a snug fitting reusable swim diaper over it. Bathing suits do not comply with this requirement. Reusable or washable swim diapers are available for purchase from the KSA office if needed.

Q: Do you offer family swim time?

A: Yes!  We offer free family swim (reservation required).  Please visit our Family Open Swim page for more information

Q: How Do Watch Lists Work?

A: Registering on our “watch lists” let’s us know you would like to be notified when a class opens up. We send out emails that go to every student listed on the watch list. It is a first come first serve basis. The best way to get a class time that works for your schedule is to call the office and ask them to look for upcoming availability or new classes that are starting. We call it a watch-list to encourage all parties involved to watch the enrollment as often as possible to ensure a spot!

Call TODAY to learn more! 650-349-SWIM (7946)

yelp reviews

Love this swim school. All our instructors have been excellent -- great with children and really know how to teach. We started our older son at [a nearby swim school] before switching to KSA two years ago and I truly feel he didn't start to learn any swimming until we switched schools.

Also, the office is really accommodating about scheduling make ups. Really responsive and friendly. If you want to work with friendly staff, and have your children taught by great teachers and to actually learn substantive swim skills (as opposed to just floating around), then this is definitely the right place!

Mary L

San Carlos

Teacher Ed is great with my water phobic son. My son hates putting his face in the water but with teacher Ed's gentle guidance he now floats n swim with face in the water for 5+ seconds. It sounds like it is not long but for my son it is a great improvement.

Lisa S

Daly City

King's Swim Academy rocks! Our daughter was literally terrified of water touching any part of her face. We took her to a few places with over enthusiastic instructors that just made things worse. Finally, looked for a highly rated place on Yelp and went with the "highest rated" swim class.

Partha S


This place is THE best. My kids, 4 and 7, have been in the "Summer Blitz" program for a few weeks this summer and this has been our first experience with Kings.


San Mateo

I have been taking adult classes with Duc for close to 2 years now. I started from level 0 and now I am at a point where I enjoy swimming and want to practice forever.

Maddy M.

San Mateo

I'm actually writing this review while watching my kids swim at King's. We've been taking classes here for 18 months with multiple teachers at different levels, so I am speaking from experience when I say that King's is really great for kids AND parents.

Elizabeth G

San Francisco

I'm so happy I found this place. My son is now 7 months old and I started with his swim lessons here at 5 months old. He gets so excited when we walk into the pool. Our teacher Nick is fabulous with him.



Amazing instructors, super flexible with scheduling, very warm and friendly environment.

Liya E

San Mateo