Add Janes Swim School

Over 30 people turned out last Saturday afternoon for a reunion of folks who swam and/or coached at Add Janes Swim School, which was located in Menlo Park for three decades. The event was held under the trees at the Menlo Swim Center, thanks to Tim Sheeper and staff. Hamburgers and hot dogs were provided by Jeffrey’s Hamburgers, and, maintaining an Add Janes tradition, there was an ice cream social.

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Organizer Brian Ferrin presented a granite memorial plaque, accepted by Ned Spieker, who coached at Add Janes, and Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller (pictured above). It will be on permanent displayed at the Menlo Swim Center.

Sandy Pachaud, along with Judi and Carol Ford, provided a collection of photos and memorabilia, stirring great memories for all who attended. Everyone left with one question: ”When’s the next one?”

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Photos courtesy of Brian Ferrin


Calling all Add Janes Swim School alums – a reunion is being planned

Update: The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 12-4 at the Burgess Swim Center and will be catered. Emails Brian Ferrin: “We are making great progress on contacting past members, coaches, and staff.” A group of swimmers who hung out at Add Janes Swim School, which was located on Willow Road in Menlo Park, […]

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