Polar Bears of Los
Our organization known as GATO - Polar
Bears of Los Gatos, operates year-round aquatic programs offering
high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for
student-athletes of all ages and ability levels. We provide an
environment where every member has the opportunity to improve
swimming skills and achieve success at their highest level of
ability, from novice to international competitor. By learning to
set goals and working to achieve those goals, our swimmers learn
valuable life skills that will carry over into schoolwork, and
later in their career.
Polar Bears of Los Gatos
promotes: Goal Setting &
Achievement; Good Sportsmanship & Teamwork; Good Health &
We strive to take all
swimmers to a higher level whether that be a beginning swimmer in
our Learn to Swim Program, high school athlete, or national or
international level athletes.
We offer a Learn to Swim
program all year as well as a Pre-Competitive
Program. We also
participate in USA swimming events all year. We attend various
local and out of town swim meets; generally, there are one or two
meets a month that swimmers may attend.
All of our coaches, as members of USA
Swimming and the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to
the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth
coaches of any sport in the United States. The time they spend with
each student-athlete is dedicated to helping them achieve their
goals in life and in swimming.
Polar Bears of Los Gatos is dedicated to providing a
healthy environment for swimmers of all ages to strive to reach
their maximum full potential in the sport of swimming. Through
guidance, encouragement, and training, we provide each swimmer the
opportunity to develop the skills necessary to formulate and attain
their individual goals.