Swimming

    Step into liquid. We have the following swim facilities:

    INDOOR pool is 25 yards long.
    JACUZZI is in pool area.
    WADING pool is outside.
    OUTDOOR pool is 20 yards long
    & surrounded by a SUN DECK.

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    Mt. TamSwim Staff & Calendar

    click on any Coach to see more information!

    TishBorden

    JudyEisenman

    GloriaPomilia

    NancySalcedo

    Mt. TamSwim News, Updates, Workouts & Tips

    Did You Know?

    The outdoor pool will open in April. It is dependent on our outdoor night temperatures.
    Our masters swim group has grown! Starting in April when the outdoor pool opens, Lane 5 will no longer be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-10:30 during masters swim workout.

    Exercise a Must

    Don’t forget to exercise. We have added a Tuesday masters light swim workout from 10:30-11:30 Come try it! 

    Remember

    Our pools are not life guarded. Please accompany your children when they are swimming, even if you think they are good swimmers. Children need supervision. This means that if you have your children in the pool, you must be either with them or watching them, not swimming laps on your own.

    Swim Workouts

    Warm up:
    300 swim mix strokes 
    4 x 50 kick descend 1-4  r=20
    3 x 100 at 1500m race pace  r=15
    ez 100, not free
     
    500 build to 1500m race pace  r=20
    2 x 250 at 1500m race pace    r=20
    5 x 100 odds=build to 1500m  race pace 
            evens =3-5 seconds  faster thnt 1500m race pace   r=20
    ez 100
    4 x 50 kick as above  r=20
    16 x 25 pull  odds= 1 breath per length  r=10
            evens= 3 breaths per length  r=10
    ez  100

    300 free + 200 not free
    6 x 50 swim  Count your strokes on the first 50.  Keep the same stroke count and get faster each 50.  r=15-20
     
    5 x 200  swim    #1=  build to 1500m race pace   r=20
                                 #2-4 at 1500m race pace  r=20
                                 #5= AFAP 
    ez 100, not free
     
    5 x 100 kick   Build each 100 to fast.  All flutter front or back  r=20
    6 x 50 not free  r=15
    Cool Down-200m choice of drills

    Mt. TamSwim Better

    2017 The learn to swim better program is over for the summer.

    JUNE

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    12-16

    2:00-5:30

    19-23

    2:00-5:30

    26-30

    2:00-5:30

    JULY

    3-7 (4days)

    2:30-5:30

    10-14

    2:00-5:30

    17-21

    2:00-5:30

    24-28

    2:00-5:30

    Learn2SwimBetter

    AUGUST

    7/31-04

    2:00-5:30

    7-11

    2:00-5:30

    14-18

    2:00-5:30

    • Description

      Work on your swimming at Mt. Tam Racquet Club
      One week sessions/all levels
      5/30 minute group lessons daily Mon.-Fri.
      Minnow,starfish,Beginner Dolphin levels have 3 children in a group
      Dolphin, Ray and Shark have up to 4 children in a group
      Offered every 30 minutes
      $95 members
      $100Non-Members
      Ages 4+ to 104!
      Private lessons also available 
      $165 members
      $175 Non members

    • Payment

      $95 members
      $100 Non-Members
      Ages 4+ to 104!
      Private lessons also available
      Please make your checks out to Tish Borden
      Cancellation Policy
      Advance payment required
      There is no refund for cancellations within 48 hours
      There are no make-ups lessons for our Learn to Swim program so
      pick a week you can come everyday

      To our swimmers & parents of swimmers;
      Enjoy your lessons at Mt. Tam Racquet Club!
      For the safety and enjoyment of all who use our facilities, please observe our pool Rules.

      Please shower before entering the pool
      Children must be 5 to use the hot tub.
      Mt. Tam is a private club. Non–members are not permitted to use our facility before or after swim lessons.

    • Our Program

      Classes for children 4 & up & limited to 3 children per Instructor & swimmers are grouped according to ability & age.
      MINNOWS is for children who are not yet comfortable with water.
      STARFISHES put their faces in water & move but are still working on taking breath, floating on their backs & start to learn elementary backstroke & breaststroke.
      DOLPHINS are working on basics of 4 strokes with most of the focus on freestyle. They swim 1/2 length with some stroke technique
      SHARKS work on all 4 competitive strokes & turns. Good fit for more experienced swimmers.
      Our program emphasizes stroke technique as well as water safety. Classes are mostly taught in outdoor pool except for dolphins & sharks who swim in 25 meter indoor pool.

    • Instructors

      Our instructors, all have many years of experience teaching children & are all avid swimmers themselves. They hold various certifications such as American Red Cross WSI , AEA, CPR, & are lifeguard trained.  Each teacher is committed to teaching your child more about swimming.

    Mt. TamSwim Lesson Fees

    Member

    Private

    $ 90

    4/20 min lessons

    $ 135

    4/30 min lessons

    $ 35

    1/30 min lesson

    $ 50

    1/45 min lessons

    Semi Private

    $ 65

    4/20 min lessons

    $ 85

    4/20 min lessons

    Non - Member

    Private

    $ 100

    4/20 min lessons

    $ 155

    4/30 min lessons

    $ 40

    1/30 min lesson

    $ 60

    1/45 min lessons

    Semi Private

    $ 75

    4/20 min lessons

    $ 95

    4/20 min lessons

    Group

    Group Lessons & swim clinics prices vary; please check with instructor.

    Mt. TamMulti Sports Kids Camps 2017

    Registration Starts:
    March
    15
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    Multi Sport Kids Camp personnel are second to none. Our team has tons of experience and enthusiasm. Tish Borden, Camp Director and Swim Instructor, has extended experience teaching swimming to children and has now been running the MSKC for 20 years. The camp only has room for 35 children, so be sure to sign up early! The swim groups are small and well supervised and we always make some time for free swim too. There is a lifeguard on duty for free swim and our swim instructors are lifeguard certified. Steve Summer, our pro on the tennis court, will be teaching the children all the skills they need to know to improve their tennis using the Quick Start method of teaching. The 7 hours of tennis during the week long camp is a good base to discover the joys of tennis. Our sports leader, will introduce & guide your children through indoor soccer and basketball and lots of other games. We have also added 2 yoga sessions during the camp week. The final day of every camp ends with an exciting Olympic competition. Questions:Contact Tish Borden tishb@mttamrc.com or 924-6226 X32

    Multi Sport Kids Camp personnel are second to none. Our team has tons of experience and enthusiasm. Tish Borden, Camp Director and Swim Instructor, has extended experience teaching swimming to children and has now been running the MSKC for 20 years. The camp only has room for 35 children, so be sure to sign up early! The swim groups are small and well supervised and we always make some time for free swim too. There is a lifeguard on duty for free swim and our swim instructors are lifeguard certified. Steve Summer, our pro on the tennis court, will be teaching the children all the skills they need to know to improve their tennis using the Quick Start method of teaching. The 7 hours of tennis during the week long camp is a good base to discover the joys of tennis. Our sports leader, will introduce & guide your children through indoor soccer and basketball and lots of other games. We have also added 2 yoga sessions during the camp week. The final day of every camp ends with an exciting Olympic competition. Questions:Contact Tish Borden tishb@mttamrc.com or 924-6226 X32

    • MSKC SignUp

      Week #1

      June 19-23 S&T


      Week #2

      June 26-30 MSKC


      Week #3

      July 24-28 MSKC


      Week #4

      July 31-Aug 4 MSKC


      Week #5

      Aug 7-11 MSKC


      Week #6

      Aug 14-18 S&T


      For Ages 6-12

      A full week of fun & exercise! A big part of the camp day is swimming in our 2 beautiful pools and tennis lessons everyday. Here is a chance to explore the fundamentals of basketball and indoor soccer. . We play games galore in our basketball gym, make creative crafts that will be treasured & eat yummy food made by Mt. Tam Café. Your camper will even experience yoga to stretch the body & refocus energy. All these experiences in cozy sunny Larkspur in a well supervised environment. A great recipe for an enjoyable week!

    • MSKC Payment

      Fees are due in full at time of registration to reserve your space.
      Member fees $360
      Non Member fees $385
      The Swim and Tennis camp is member $270 and Non member $285
      For MTRC members we can charge your account Up to April 20th.  After April 20th please pay by check.
        
*For non-members, checks should be made out to the Mt. Tam Racquet Club:
Mt. Tam Racquet Club
One Larkspur Plaza Dr.
Larkspur, CA 94939
Attn: Tish Borden
      There is an $8 charge for credit cards.

    • MSKC Cancellation

      *Cancellations made 30 days prior to your child's camp date will receive full refund, less a $25 processing fee
      *50% refund will be provided for cancellations made within 30-8 days of camp.
      * No refund will be made for cancellations within 7 days of start date of camp

    • MSKC Daily Schedule

      SWIM! Start the day with a splash in our outdoor pool. Swim lessons emphasizing technique, & safety followed by free swim CRAFTS are a must! A little down time to create each day. They’ll always have something special to bring home. LUNCH time by the pool, You can make your own or for $30 per week Mt. Tam Cafe will make it for you!. TENNIS and SPORTS daily and a little yoga twice a week.

      One Week Camps include… * Hours from 10am - 4pm * Swimming & Tennis Lessons * snack in the Tam Café * Additional supervision available for $6/hour from 9am - 10am & $10/hour from4pm - 5pm. Mon., Wed.,Fri. aftercare includes Swimming and games T&Th aftercare is a Tennis Clinic with Steve Summer
      $360 members $385 non members Camper must be able to swim the width of the outdoor pool.

    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    Mt. TamSwim Rules

    Water + Kids = Fun + Responsibility

    When is an unsupervised child safe in the water?

    The only answer is, no matter how experienced a swimmer, NEVER!
    We often see parents and babysitters, sitting by the pool chatting with friends, reading a book, or maybe even dozing, while their young children are playing in the pool unsupervised. Many days, we find children in the hot tub or indoor pool and soon find out the parent is in the Cafe or by the outdoor pool or even in the gym working out.Maybe, when our children learn to swim, we become lackadaisical that nothing will happen. Unfortunately things do happen. A child lets go of a noodle or kick board, hits their head when trying to surf a kick board, or runs and falls…
    No one can do the job of watching your child in the water, not even the lifeguard.  It is your job as a parent to keep your children safe. Take time at the beginning of the season to review water rules for the ocean, rivers and pools. And watch…Turn your head for an instant and another child holds your child underwater as if they are playing in the living room. Or go in to grab a towel and your child is jumping in on someone else, injuring both the jumper and the person in the water. While you chat with friends or read a good book basking in the sun, do you have a false sense of security? We’ve all heard the statistics. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the United States.

    Always let the person already in the lane know that you wish to share the lane.

    Lane 1 is narrow and can only be used by a single swimmer.

    Swim Fins are permitted as long as you are the sole swimmer in the lane, if you enter a lane that is being used by someone wearing fins, you do so at your own risk...or wait for them to finish their program.

    Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by parents at all times.

    Lane 5 (nearest to the jacuzzi) is for children to play in and for swim lessons only.

    Be sure that your children do not wander into the lap lanes or hang on to the lane lines.

    Kickboards are reserved for lap swimmers...they are not for recreational play.

    Children under the age of 3 are not allowed in the jacuzzi.

    No running or ball playing allowed. Please shower before entering the pool or jacuzzi.