Find out more about subsidized swim lessons and other aquatic programs.

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF) does not directly provide any aquatics programs, swim lessons, or services to the public. Instead we provide subsidies to existing operators of swimming pools, aquatics facilities, and/or swim schools who offer lessons, classes, life guard training, organized swim and water polo teams, and other services, so that their offerings might be made more affordable to the public.

Participants are screened by the provider organization for eligibility for reduced rate programs subsidized by BBAF. The criteria used to determine participant eligibility are the following:

  • The participant must be a resident of a community which we have determined to be disadvantaged, and we must currently be offering subsidies to an aquatics program provider in that community;
  • The participant must be 18 years of age or younger at the time of enrollment in the aquatics program that we are subsidizing; and
  • The participant must be a member of a "low income" family, which we define as having a combined household income of less than 200% of the designated Federal Poverty Level for the community.

If you meet these eligibility criteria and are interested in learning more about subsidized swim lessons and other aquatic programs offered in your community, please contact one of the current BBAF providers listed to the right.

Current BBAF Providers and communities served:

Abilities United

TEL: 650-494-0550
Hoover Pool
Redwood City CA

City of Mountain View

TEL: 650-903-6413 or
Eagle Park Pool
Rengstorff Park Pool
Mountain View CA

East Palo Alto YMCA

TEL: 650-328-9622
East Palo Alto CA

Menlo Swim & Sport

TEL: 650-330-2232
Belle Haven Pool
Menlo Park CA

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

TEL: 650-223-8700
Palo Alto CA

Peninsula Family YMCA

TEL: 650-286-9622
Half Moon Bay CA and
San Mateo CA

Peninsula Jewish Community Center

TEL: 650-378-2782
Foster City CA

Sequoia YMCA

TEL: 650-481-1204
Redwood City CA

YMCA of San Francisco

TEL: 650-747-1200
Pescadero CA