To Enhance and Enrich the Lives of Our Members

Swim Instructors

Oakwood offers private swim lessons on a year round basis. All private adult and children’s lessons are taught in 20 minute sessions. 

Contact the Activities Desk for the current lesson schedule and availability.

Swim Lesson Packages available! See the Activities Desk for details.


Jake Mefford
Swimming has been part of my life from a competitive and coaching perspective since I was six. My career started at the Pleasant Hill Dolfins, then the Terrapins Swim Team where I was a member of their national group. I swam in college as well, with a primary focus on backstroke, and sprint work. I've been coaching for four years and have worked with all age groups, with swimmers I've coached breaking records or making county times. I'm patient and enjoy teaching the details that go into each stroke, as well as helping to build confidence in the water. Swimming is awesome and something that everyone can learn!

Dick Jacobberger
Swim Instructor and Masters Swim Team Coach.
Held numerous national age group records. High School All-American in butterfly and freestyle. Lettered in varsity swimming at Indiana University and Cal. Captain of U.S. Military Swim Team that competed in Pescara, Italy in 1969 against NATO country swim teams. Head Coach Concord Swim Club (Concord, CA) and Aquabears (Lamorinda).
Oakwood Athletic Club Masters Swim Team Coach: 1999 - present.