AVAC Swim School® was started in 1964 by Jim & Linda Theiring in a leased outdoor pool. In 1974, the Theirings & their longtime friends Joe Shank and JoAnn Shank came together to buy the land where AVAC® is currently located. They started with the outdoor pool & athletic club – for 26 years they taught lessons seasonally in the outdoor pool. In 2000, they took on the goal of building a state-of-the-art Open Aire facility where lessons are now taught year round.

Check out what owner Joe Shank says about the history of AVAC® in the video below. 


Open Swim

A perfect spot for your child to practice their latest skills & get even more comfortable in the water.

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The Club

Almaden Valley Athletic ClubŪ is your family-owned favorite place for swim, tennis, fitness, & community. Explore our classes, meet our staff, & discover the AVACŪ experience today!

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AVACŪ Jr.FIT. . . Creating a fun & active life from the start! Camps, yoga, tennis, & more.

Swim School Hours

5400 Camden Avenue
San Jose CA 95124
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Monday - Friday: 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 5 pm

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