SWIM AND FITNESS

 WHAT WE OFFER

Our twenty-five yard, six lane pool is open to members and their guests year round for family fun and lap swimming. Our pool is heated year round. We offer a fun and social summer swim team for kids with optional training in fall and winter, swim lessons for all ages, plus lap and recreational swimming. GMCA Members and non-Members can rent the pool for events. Please check our pool rules and guest policy

We also have regular yoga classes run by qualified yoga instructor Limor Nirpaz.

Time of Year Pool Hours Lifeguard Hours
Non-summer weekday 6am-7pm 4-7pm
Non-summer weekend 6am-5pm 12-5pm
All Summer 6am-8pm 12-8pm

LAP AND RECREATIONAL SWIMMING

Lap swimming is normally available whenever the pool is open. Even if some lanes are being used for lessons or camps, there will normally be three lanes open for lap swimmers.

During summer swim team training, which runs weekdays in the late afternoons (4-7pm) from mid-April to mid-July, no lanes will be available.

SWIM LESSONS

We offer a variety of lessons to meet your developing swimmers’ needs. We start as early as 3 years old to adults. Group Lessons are offered from April-October. Private and semi-private lessons are offered year round. Check out our new pricing for 2018 below.

Non-members are also welcome to sign up for lessons in our beautiful outdoor pool. Take advantage of the temperate California weather, and sign up for lessons today! The busiest time of the year for swim lesson enrollments is late spring and early summer, so sign up today to get the best choice of lesson times.

Greenmeadow has a great aquatics program with high quality instruction, particularly for new swimmers.  My five year old boy has really enjoyed working with his coach who has done a great job making him feel comfortable and helping him progress. Michael D.

MEMBERS – Swim lesson Prices

Private Lessons

$45
per 30 minute lesson

$210
5 lessons package

Semi Private Lessons

$60
per 30 minute lesson

$285
5 lessons package

NON MEMBERS – Swim lesson Prices

Private Lessons

$65
per 30 minute lesson

$310
5 lessons package

Semi Private Lessons

$75
per 30 minute lesson

$360
5 lessons package

SWIM TEAM – GREENMEADOW MARLINS

The Greenmeadow Marlins is our community swim team which runs from April through to mid July. Swim team provides a fun and social way for your child to improve and develop lifelong swimming skills and meet new friends in a supportive team environment. Attending swim meets is great way for kids to strive for personal bests while enjoying a vibrant team atmosphere with friendly competition.

Swimmers are divided into groups by age and swimming ability: practice duration ranges from 45 minutes for the kids aged from five to eight years, up to 75 minutes for teens.

Teenagers on the team act as mentors to the younger kids to help them be their best, and cheer them on.

Parents are also involved with meet jobs such as operating a stop watch, and this is a great way to meet and get to know other swim team families.

Swim team participants must be members of the GMCA.

The Greenmeadow Marlins are part of the JSSL Swim League, which is a summer-only league comprising six small, neighborhood community clubs.

MARLINS SWIM TEAM SCHEDULE – AT A GLANCE

January – March: Preseason Practices  

Early April: Registration opens, stroke and turn clinic to refresh skills

Mid April: Regular practices begin (First week is FREE Try It week – April 9 -13, 2019)
Practices are Monday through Friday  each week. Come as often as you can.

Late May: Swim meets begin May 19, 2019.  Meets are most saturday mornings
through mid-July.

Mid July: Championships and end of season celebration – July 15, 2019.

Our three sons have eagerly anticipated every summer swim season with their  Greenmeadow Marlins teammates. The competitive spirit is balanced with a sense of community, support, and fun. It’s apparent every day they love being part of their sports family. Brian O.

OUR HEAD COACHES

Hilary Goldschlager: grew up in Hillsborough, and after a successful
career as a multi-sport collegiate athlete, returned to the Bay Area and had
her first coaching gig at Ladera Oaks in Portola Valley. There, she led the
summer league team to their 1st undefeated season & their first, 1st place at
League Champs ever.
In the years that followed, Hilary has coached swimming & water polo for
teams all over, including the Alameda Islanders, BAC, Skip Kenney’s Nike
Camps, Golden State Aquatics, PGCC, Aquatics Director for the JCC
before landing at PASA Rinconada, where she has coached 8U’s for 9.5
years. She also founded Elite Aquatics, Inc., an educational consulting
service for college bound student athletes, specializing in swimming &
water polo.
When not on the pool deck, Hilary stays busy with her other profession —
Emergency Medical Response. As a Paramedic, Hilary is heavily involved
in developing & teaching Aquatic Safety & Rescue protocols, teaching
Search & Rescue techniques, and instructing CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life
Support, Basic Life Support, First Aid & Wilderness Medicine. To date, she
has had thirteen personal saves in the field. Hilary is also a three-time
alumnus of Outward Bound & NOLS courses in Death Valley, Joshua Tree,
Eastern High Sierras, and Baja Sea Kayaking. She has instructed
numerous courses and programs in outdoor sports: climbing, rappelling,
water-skiing, wakeboarding, and teaches boating safety through the US
Coast Guard Power Squadrons. She currently ranks in the Top 10 Female
shooters worldwide.
Always a lover of all things aquatics, Hilary is excited to make
Greenmeadow’s summer league team experience totally epic &
unforgettable!
Email: hilarygoldschlager@yahoo.com

Meet Coach Hilary Goldschlager

Tisha Steimle has been coaching in Palo Alto since 1988 at Palo
Alto Swim Club/PASA. She has been involved in swimming for
over 50 years and began in a Summer League program that her
dad started in San Jose. Tisha is so excited to return to her roots
and be a part of Greenmeadow this year. She looks forward to
meeting a lot of new swimmers, teaching them what she knows
about swimming and being a part of the Greenmeadow tradition.
Go Marlins!

Meet CoachTisha Steimle

We were new to the swim team two years ago when we joined and the experience was even better than we had hoped for! The Marlins have a real sense of community and togetherness that makes it like a second family thanks to things like the Friday potlucks, the 4th of July celebration and the pep rally for Champs. We love the Marlin swim team! Bill & Katie A.

YOGA

Regular yoga classes are led by Limor Nirpaz and are held in our community room.  Limor is a certified yoga instructor, and has been practicing yoga for 15 years.  She has also studied physical education, pilates, reflexology and healing.  In Limor’s classes you can expect to experience the healing power of touch and movement through a grounded breath-based flow accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners. Both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome.

Yoga prices

Non-members are also welcome to attend the yoga classes.

MEMBERS – Yoga classes

$18
Try out

$24
Drop in

$180
8 pack

$200
10 pack

NON MEMBERS – Yoga classes

$20
Try out

$24
Drop in

$210
8 Pack

$225
for 10 class pack

YOGA SCHEDULE

Tuesday
9:30am – 10:45am
7:30pm – 8:30pm*

Thursday:
9:30am – 10:45am
8:30pm – 9:30pm*

Saturday:
9:30am – 10:45am

*Please RSVP in advance for the evening classes. No drop-ins, thank you.

RSVP to Limor on 650-605-7189, or email limor.nirpaz@gmail.com

Limor is a phenomenal teacher, yogi, and person.  I love her yoga flow classes — they are nurturing, challenging, and supportive all at the same time — as well as really fun!  I can absolutely say that any week that I get on the mat in her classes is a great week. Rania B.