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.
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
Meet information and sign up packages will be shown in the calendar.