Cruisers Aquatics is a summer swim club. This means that the majority of our programs are held between May 1st and mid August. We also have fall and winter maintenance programs, where kids can dive once per week.
The sport of diving is unique! It involves the development of athletic skills including strength, stamina, balance and coordination, while at the same time promoting artistic self-expression as the diver’s body moves through the air. Diving is therefore considered by many to be both a sport and a form of art, and such, provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a broad range of athletic, artistic, and personal live skills such as goal-setting, concentration and emotional control. By joining the Cruisers and practicing diving in a team environment, divers build friendships, encourage each other, and most importantly, have a lot of fun!
Children as young as six years of age are welcome, if they are of sufficient maturity to take instruction and participate in a group, and are comfortable swimming alone in deep water.
In the Cruisers diving program, beginner and advanced divers train to perform dives from all the dive groups, including forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting dives.
In addition to the regular practice sessions, there are several optional competitions throughout the summer months, where divers have an opportunity to compete in one-meter and three-meter springboard events. These competitions are open to divers at all levels and Cruiser divers are encouraged, though by no means obligated or pressured, to participate in any or all of the competitions.
Beginner (Novice) vs. Experienced Divers
Beginner: As a general rule, any divers who are starting out diving for the first time in the summer session will be in the “novice” group and will likely remain in the novice group for the summer. The novice divers have two practice options as described above, and can attend either or both sessions each week.
Experienced: The experienced divers have three practice options. They have typically been diving for at least one season, and have developed certain skills (dives) that allow them to practice at a higher level.
Divers who were involved in the winter maintenance sessions may either practice in the novice group or the experienced group depending on their level of experience. Divers should continue to practice with the groups they have been practicing in until such time as the Head Coach advises that they should switch to another group.
Check out the parent guide for some more information on diving and competing!
At Cruisers Aquatics we fill up the calendar with practices! Swimmers are welcome to attend as many practices for their group as they want. There is no minimum or maximum number of practices, kids and families are encouraged to find a level that works best for them.
Cruisers Aquatics has pool time across the North Shore. When you look at the calendar, in addition to times, it will also tell you pool name for each practice.
Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre
931 Lytton St, North Vancouver
West Vancouver Community Centre
2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Meet information will be shown in the calendar.