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 swim once or twice per week.
At Cruisers, we focus on having fun while improving swimming. Speed swimmers practice in groups where they focus on refining their competitive strokes, starts, and turns. Swimmers will work on building endurance and strength, developing good technique, and developing confidence at swim meets through team unity and support from coaches and other athletes.
Speed swimming practice groups are determined by age and ability, and coach discretion. We split out speed swimmers into 5 main groups.
FALL 2019 PROGRAMS
SPLASH (LEARN-TO-SWIM)- AGES 4-7
Sundays, RA. 3:30 - 4pm OR 4-4:30pm OR 4:30 -5pm OR 5-5:30pm.
We use a games-based approach to teach kids body position, balance, kick, rotation and floatation. Swimmers must be able to put their head under water.
SPEED BEGINNER CRUISE CONTROL - AGES 5+
Fridays, Delbrook. 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Develops swimmers’ technique in all four strokes. Focus on body position; comfort in the water, kicking. Must be 5+ and able to swim 25m independently; assessment required.
SPEED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CRUISE CONTROL - AGES 5+
Fridays, Delbrook. 7:15pm - 8:30pm.
Develops all strokes, body position and kick. 5+ yrs, and can swim 25m independently.
Intermediate: High-level stroke technique, fitness. Must be able to swim 50m. Assessment required for both.
SPEED INTERMEDIATE CRUISE CONTROL - AGES 7+
Sundays, RA. 4:15pm - 5:30pm.
Maintenance of high level stroke technique and greater breath control, stroke details, and kick endurance. Swimmers must be able to swim 50m comfortably. Assessment required
Speed Advanced Cruise Control - Ages 12+
Sundays, RA. 5:15pm - 6:30pm OR Tuesdays, RA. 7:15pm - 8:30pm.
Maintenance of high-level stroke technique, technical stroke details, and kick endurance. Swimmers must be able to swim 100m comfortably. Assessment required.
Speed Swimming Groups
Splash: This is a program for younger children. We use a games- based approach to teach kids under 7 years to swim, with the goal of being able to swim 25 metres unassisted. The Splash program teaches kids body position, balance, kick, rotation and flotation, as well as water safety and confidence. To qualify for the Splash program, kids should be able to put their head under water and be comfortable in the water with a coach and without a parent.
This program provides a high coach to child ratio, ensuring a safe and fun learn to swim experience. Splash swimming runs through the winter as a once-a-week maintenance program for our new and younger club members, and it is open to the public as a fantastic alternative to other local lessons. Our Splash program continues as part of our summer swim club programming from May 1st to the middle of August. The Splash summer club program includes up to 3 practices per week, plus some optional swim meets on the weekends. The level of involvement, including how many practices you attend, is up to your family!
Speed Swimming: Our summer competitive program divides athletes into four groups (Groups 1-4) based on age, skill, speed, and maturity. Coaches place athletes in the group where they believe that they will benefit the most. As they improve, their level will advance accordingly. The competitive summer season starts May 1st, after which swimmers will have the opportunity to train up to 4 or 5 times per week in May and June, and then up to 7 times per week in July and August, plus swim meets on the weekends. The level of involvement is up to you. In order to see improvement, it is recommended that a swimmer be in the water at least every 48 hours.
Our Fall/Winter Maintenance program allows our club swimmers –and any other young athletes who want to benefit from excellent coaching- to keep up their skills and stamina once or twice per week during our “off season”from September to December, and then January to April. We offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced“Cruise Control”practices, all of which require assessment for new participants for appropriate placement.
At Cruisers Aquatics we fill up the calendar with practices! During our summer competitive season, 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.
Our Fall/Winter Maintenance programs run as regular, weekly lessons in which athletes are registered in advance.
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
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
123 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver
2019 Swim Meets
There are several swim meets that Cruisers participates in over the season. You are welcome, as Cruisers members to participate in as many as you want- all meet fees, except for Provincials, have been included in your club fees in the 2019 season. The only meet you have to qualify for is Provincials (that is also individually paid for), which will be held in Kamploops, August 16th - 18th, 2019.
The following is the list of swim meets, with the associated registration dates and links (when live).
If you have questions please contact Coach Curtis.
MAY 26, 2019. Squamish. Must enter by: May 16th. Sign up here.
JUNE 7, 2019. Burnaby Development Meet. Must enter by: May 28th. Sign up here.
JUNE 8th and 9th, 2019. Burnaby Grand Prix Meet. Must enter by: May 29th. Sign up here.
JUNE 19th, 2019. North Shore Winter Club Development Meet. Must enter by: June 14th. Sign up here.
JUNE 22nd and 23rd, 2019. North Shore Winter Club A/B Meet. Must enter by: June 12th. Sign up coming soon. Sign up here.
JULY 13th and 14th, 2019. Vancouver Vikings. Must enter by: July 3rd. Sign up.
JULY 20th and 21st, 2019. Coquitlam Sharks. Must enter by: July 10th. Sign up.
AUGUST 3rd and 4th, 2019. Vancouver and District Regional Championships. Must enter by: July 19th. Sign up