The Hills Swim and
Tennis Club is a family-oriented Membership club located in the
Montclair Hills of Oakland. Activities include aerobics and fitness
classes, swimming and tennis lessons, yoga and tae kwon do, year
round swim team, and personal training. Our mission is to
provide the finest club experience, where our priority is your
health and well-being.
Swimming was the main
reason The Hills opened its doors in the summer of 1962. Pacific
Masters Record Holder Al Kallunki taught swimming and brought team
swimming to The Hills through the 1960’s and 1970’s.
His dedication to the learn-to-swim program gave The Hills a solid
reputation of producing talented swimmers. From lap and
recreation swimming, we also offer beginning swimming at all ages
to advanced senior level competition. With private and group
lessons we prepare swimmers to join our year round Hills Hurricane
Swim Team where we compete against the top swimmers in one of the
nation’s top leagues, “Pacific Swimming”. The
Hills swim team is a member of the United States Swimming
Swimming is a year-round USS youth team that participates in 1 - 2
swim meets a month with Pacific Swimming. Swimmers begin at 6
years old to advanced senior level swimmers in High School.
Beginner swimmers must master 50yd freestyle with side breathing,
25yd backstroke, 30 seconds of treading in deep water, and
streamline 5ft off the wall. All swimmers are required to register
with Pacific Swimming. Full group descriptions, registration,
and meet/practice schedule below.
We also offer a very
popular Pre-Competition Swim Team group for children age 4 - 8
years old. The Manta Rays and Tidal Waves practice February
through November. These groups incorporate beginning level
swimming skills to pre-competition skills. This is the best
opportunity to prepare a child for our swim team here at The
The team allows a
limited number on Non-club members into the program. Please
contact Coach Shad for availability.
Lap Pool: Six lanes,
6 ½’ - 4’ (80 degrees)
Activity Recreation/Lesson Pool: 2 ½’ – 4’
Diving Well: One meter diving board, 12’ (80 degrees)
Splash Pad: Incorporates water features with no standing