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American Swim Academy began in 1973 as Fremont Swim School. It was founded and is still owned and operated by the Alberti family.

From the beginning, our mission has been to provide high-quality swim instruction with unsurpassed customer service. Today, that principle remains the backbone of our company, which has expanded to five Bay Area locations.


Donna and Jack Alberti

Instruction and Safety

It’s important to us to provide consistent, superior swim instruction at each of our schools. We have designed and built safe and comfortable indoor pools at each location to provide the optimum learning environment year-round. More importantly, each of our instructors is hand-picked for their love of children, and then formally trained to provide consistent, quality swim instruction for every swimmer of every ability.

We hope you’ll spend some time browsing our website and learning about our programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 1-800-810-SWIM or by email.





Thank you for taking the time to research American Swim Academy. We have been teaching the Bay Area to swim for over 48 years, and I am proud to be a part of this great community. My parents opened our first swim school in 1973, and what began as a small, summer business with a handful of customers, has blossomed into a thriving academy with five locations and thousands of members. Throughout all of the growth and transformations, the one thing that has never changed is the value we place on the quality of our instruction and the importance of member service.
I love my job and am passionate about the safety and well-being of our swimmers. If you are thinking about swimming with American Swim Academy, I welcome you to try us out, and if you have anything you would like to share with me regarding your experience, please let me know! If you already swim with us, thank you for being a member of American Swim Academy, and feel free to contact us at any time with questions, comments or concerns. See you at the pool!

Our Corporate Staff

Chief Executive Officer
MJ O’Donovan

Vice President of Operations
Nicole Larsen

Kristi May

Director of Operations
Leigh Rice

Director of Operations
Rebecca Sol

Director of Training and Development
Linda Bailey

Administrative Director
Francesca Kennealy

Maintenance Director
Andrew Moore

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