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 x 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.
This class provides a high instructor to child ration, ensuring a safe and fun learn to swim experience. Splash swimming runs through the winter as a maintenance program (once per week), and then through some summer from May 1st to the beginning of August. The Splash program includes up to X practices per week, plus some optional swim meets on the weekends. The level of involvement, including how many practices you attend- is up to you!
Groups 1 - 3: These groups are created based on age, skill, speed, and maturity. Coaches place kids in the group where they believe that they will benefit the most. As kids improve, their level will advance accordingly.
Winter maintenance for this group is planned as once or twice per week. The summer season starts May 1st, after which swimmers will have the opportunity to swim up to Y times per week, 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 is in the water at least every 48 hours.
Group 4: This group is for swimmers 12 and over. This group may be split further depending on numbers an the age range within the group. Group 4 swimmers can attend up to 8 practices per week and compete in swim meets on the weekends.
We also offer an Affiliate Program: this is for Winter Athletes/ O Cat swimmers who are active in a winter swim club, but that want to swim with the Cruisers in the summer months. This program runs for only July and August.
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
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
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 22nd and 23rd, 2019. North Shore Winter Club A/B Meet. Must enter by: June 12th. Sign up coming soon.
JULY 6th and 7th, 2019. North Shore Cruisers Hootenanny. Must enter by: 26th. Sign up coming soon.
JULY 13th and 14th, 2019. Vancouver Vikings. Must enter by: July 3rd. Sign up coming soon.
JULY 20th and 21st, 2019. Coquitlam Sharks. Must enter by: July 10th. Sign up coming soon.
AUGUST 3rd and 4th, 2019. Vancouver and District Regional Championships. Must enter by: July 19th. Sign up coming soon.