Wellness and Fitness

Introduce your kids to competition swimming with a precompetitive swim club

Cruisers' Club was designed to help kids refine swimming technique, build endurance, and get an introduction to the world of competition swimming. It's a natural progression from our American Red Cross Swimming Lessons.

Cruisers groups are determined by skill level, rather than age. Each session starts with an evaluation to ensure your swimmer is in the appropriate Cruisers group.

Cruisers' Club is a 10-week program offered at our our Peninsula and Middle Peninsula locations.

Tryouts

Not sure which level to register your child for? Start with a Cruisers' Club tryout.

Registration

After the first session, current Cruisers' Club participants may register one week prior to open registration. Once open registration starts, anyone may sign up. Please note:

  • You must register in person
  • Payment in full is required at time of registration
  • Registration will end one day prior to the first day of class

Pricing

Peninsula

Member $125
Nonmember: $180

Middle Peninsula

Member $125
Nonmember: $180

To receive the discounted rate, proof of parent's or legal guardian's membership is required at the time of registration

Cruisers' Club Levels

Choose a level below to see the requirements, objectives and practice schedule for each group.

Practice objectives are improving stroke technique and learning starts and turns. There will be some endurance training and swimmers may swim up to 1,000 meters during practice.

Requirements

  • The swimmer must have Level 5 Learn to Swim skills.
  • They should have a good freestyle (crawl stroke) with rhythmic breathing capability of 50 meters.
  • The swimmer should be able to successfully swim 50 meters of a fully coordinated backstroke with a steady flutter kick.
  • They should have a basic ability of breaststroke. Some difficulty with the breaststroke (whip) kick and stroke timing is acceptable.
  • Each swimmer should have a willingness to learn butterfly.

Practice Schedule

Check with your local Wellness & Fitness Center for class offerings.

Practice objectives are continuing stroke technique improvements, starts, and turns, with additional emphasis on endurance and basic training principles. Swimmers may swim an average of 1,500 meters during practice.

Requirements

  • Swimmers must have the ability to swim freestyle (crawl stroke) with bilateral rhythmic breathing for 100 meters.
  • They must successfully demonstrate the ability to swim 50 meters of fully coordinated backstroke with a flutter kick and 50 meters of fully coordinated breaststroke with a legal kick.
  • Swimmers should be able to swim 25 meters of butterfly.
  • Swim fins and water bottles are required.

Practice Schedule

Check with your local Wellness & Fitness Center for class offerings.

Lifeguard review classes are designed to help you update your skills and extend your certification for another two years. The in-person, formal setting gives you the chance to review the course content with an instructor and optimizes your ability to complete the knowledge and skills test.

Prerequisites

  • Anyone with a current Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in the review course.

Registration Info

  • The Lifeguard Training Review Course is a two-year certification. CPR and First Aid are included.

Lifeguard review classes are designed to help you update your skills and extend your certification for another two years. The in-person, formal setting gives you the chance to review the course content with an instructor and optimizes your ability to complete the knowledge and skills test.

Prerequisites

  • Anyone with a current Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in the review course.

Registration Info

  • The Lifeguard Training Review Course is a two-year certification. CPR and First Aid are included.

More Info

Closed Classes: We reserve the right to close programs to prevent overcrowding.

Wait List: If you are placed on a waiting list, please do not pay for the class. You are not officially enrolled. The Aquatics Office will call you when a spot becomes available for your child.

Inclement Weather: The pool will close during thunderstorms and will reopen 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder or flash of lightning.