What is Saratoga Woods Swim Club?

A place where a neighborhood of friends meet to have fun, swim, talk, and watch their children grow up in a healthy environment.

Our swim team has been in existence for over 50 years. We have a history of coaches and parents working together to help our youth achieve their individual and team goals in a fun yet hard working environment.

Our swim team, which competes during the summer season, is for youths between the ages of 4 through 18. Practices begin in April and end in July.

Saratoga Woods Swim Team participates in Junipero Serra Swim League. Every year we compete at League Championships which are held traditionally at Stanford Avery Stadium.

We have two professionally trained coaches to train our swim team. Both coaches have competitive swimming backgrounds.

Our professionally coached swim team fosters a healthy environment where children of all ages and abilities build self-esteem and a winning attitude for life. This is achieved through daily practice sessions, Saturday swim meets, team fun days, parent participation, and weekly achievement awards.

The Clubhouse
Enjoy our clubhouse facilities which are well maintained and regularly upgraded for members' enjoyment. The beautiful yet functional facilities incorporate living space, kitchen, bathrooms, outdoor showers, trellis covered porch and entryway!



Activities

What type of activities does this Club have to offer its members?

  • Children's activities:
    • Recreational & Competitive Swimming during the summer season
    • Private Swim Lessons for all ages and levels
    • Use of the playground equipment
    • Holiday parties (Easter, Halloween, and Christmas)
    • Summer Time Parties
  • Adult Activities
    • Recreational Swimming (Summer Season)
    • Annual Summer Dinner Party
    • Valentine's Progressive Dinner
    • Spring Social
    • Recreational Volleyball during the summer season
    • Misc. Social Events throughout the year
  • Family Activities
    • Holidays are a good excuse to have family fun days, which may include use of the Club's facilities...
      • Lighted Volleyball Court
      • Basketball
      • Barbecue Grill and Picnic Facilities
      • Clubhouse
    • For organized family activities we have special activities on Memorial Day, which officially opens the club, 4th of July celebrations highlighted by the family potluck and barbecue, and last we close the season with the Labor Day festivities.
  • Private Parties (rental fee applies)

The Pool

Our large pool was renovated in January, 2015 and is surrounded by decking, lounge chairs, and tables with large umbrellas for pool side socializing in a relaxed setting. It also provides the proper competitive environment for our swim team members due to its 25-yard, 5 lane size, and provides additional benefits to our recreational swim members such as:

  • Dedicated adults only lane for those adults who wish to swim laps unhampered during open swim hours
  • Easy pool access for handicapped members
  • Larger sized steps with handrail down the center of the step in the shallow end of the pool to make entry easier for young children

Our lifeguards are on duty during the summer season to ensure our swimming policies are maintained for the safety of all swimmers.

 

                     

Swim lessons

Our Qualified and Experienced Swim Instructors teach individuals of all ages in group or private lessons during the Summer season. Here are just a few of the reasons you might want to take swim lessons:

  • Introduce swimming to a young child
  • Need your child to be water safe
  • Update strokes and dive skills
  • Increase the efficiency of strokes and improve times for competitive swimming.

Who started the Saratoga Woods Swim Club?

Over 50 years ago the developer of the George Day homes in the Saratoga Woods Neighborhood donated the swim club to our community as a gathering place for neighbors and friends.

How many members can Saratoga Woods Swim Club have?

Saratoga Woods Swim Club is a member-owned club designed to provide a broad spectrum of family recreation for its members. Membership is limited to 200 families, which include 35 members who live outside the membership boundaries (sponsored members).

Who operates the Club?

Saratoga Woods Swim Club is run by its member-volunteers, and is operated by a Board of Directors, elected annually by members.  What makes Saratoga Woods Swim Club unique is that in addition to the contributions from the Board, all members are required to volunteer for Social Events, semi-annual Clean-Up days, serve on the Board, and take an active part in making this not only a club, but a community.

How do I become a Member?  
1. For Saratoga Woods Residents:
The memberships listed below are available to Saratoga Woods Residents. The Saratoga Woods neighborhood is bounded by Saratoga Avenue/Cox Avenue/Prospect Road and Saratoga Creek.

For Saratoga Woods homeowners:
  • Full Membership ($705 annual dues plus $700 one-time initiation fee) - This membership allows you to use all the facilities at Saratoga Woods Swim Club, which include:
    • Swimming pool
    • Clubhouse
    • Social activities
    • Full voting privileges
  • Associate Membership  ($235 annual dues plus $700 one-time initiation fee)- With this membership you may attend all the social activities the club has to offer:
    • Children's Activities
    • Adult Activities
    • Family Activities
    • This membership does not include pool privileges
    • Limited voting privileges
  • Trial Membership ($755 for one-time year long membership)- This membership allows you to try the club for one year to assess whether this club may be of benefit to your family. After one year you may join as a Full Member or Associate Member provided memberships are still available.
For Saratoga Woods Renters:
  • Rental Membership ($755 annual dues, no initiation fee) - If you are currently renting a home within the boundaries of Saratoga Woods you eligible for a rental membership. This gives you all the privileges of the full membership with the exception of voting privileges.
2.  For Families who live outside of Saratoga Woods boundaries:
The memberships listed above are only available to families residing in Saratoga Woods. There are a limited number of memberships for families who live within a 4 mile radius of the club, here is a description:
  • Sponsored Membership ($705 annual dues plus $1000 one-time initiation fee) - SWCA reserves a limited number of memberships for people residing in a home located outside of Saratoga Woods but within a 4-mile radius of club. Sponsored Membership is available by invitation from a current member of SWCA residing in Saratoga Woods. Only full memberships are available for sponsored members. Currently, there is a wait list for sponsored members.

For membership information please contact
Membership Director

Kay Gallagher

kay_gallagher@sbcglobal.net

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12341 Saratoga Creek Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070

Main phone: (408) 213-7472, Clubhouse: (408) 973-8195

Email: swcabod@gmail.com

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