About Us

Our Team

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics is one of over 3,000 USA Swimming Club Teams in the United States. PASA is a nationally and internationally recognized club for competitive swimming excellence. We offer a comprehensive program for all athletes, from the beginner swimmer to the Olympian. Over the past 10 years, PASA has established itself as the #1 team in California and ranks consistently as one of the top teams in the United States.

Our team utilizes a number of facilities in the Palo Alto area, including Avery Aquatic Center on the Stanford Campus, Foothill College, Palo Alto High School, Gunn High School, Jordan Middle School, and Terman Middle School. 

PASA Mission Statement

To develop champions in life through excellence in swimming.

To be the most recognized and successful club in USA Swimming.


Team Philosophy

The PASA-Cardinal philosophy is founded on the belief that in order to maximize long-term athletic development, young athletes must be developed as a whole person.

The swimmers, coaches, and parents work together to promote personal and athletic excellence at every level. The team comes first and working together towards common goals brings out the best in everyone.

Our program focuses on technique and age appropriate training. Training groups provide a systematic progression of increased expectations and involvement. As swimmers develop emotionally and physically, workload increases.


Coaches Philosophy

The coaching staff are professionals who are passionate about swimming. The staff and team provide individuals and families with the resources needed to achieve their goals, and to reach the highest levels in competitive swimming.

The coaches at PASA believe that a technique and training program that is progressive in nature provides for the most appropriate development and allows for long-term success in swimming. The team offers an innovative program for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Younger swimmers are offered comprehensive and unparalleled instruction. The emphasis at the early stages of development is on learning and mastering the necessary skills. As swimmers develop, training workload increases gradually. As swimmers progress into the Junior, Senior and National level programs, swimmer specific practices are designed and offered to maximize individual and team potential.

PASA provides the best possible environment for swimmers to achieve success at every level.