Cruisers Club
Cruisers Club participants enjoying class

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 Peninsula location.

Tryouts

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

Wednesday, August 16:
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 19:
3 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 20:
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Member $125
Nonmember: $155

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.

Cruisers 1   Entry level for competitive swimming

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:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 4:30 p.m. for 55 minutes.

Upcoming Session Dates

Cruisers 2   Mid level for competitive swimming

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:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 6:30 p.m. for 55 minutes.

Upcoming Session Dates

Cruisers 3   Junior and Prep (upper-mid) level for competitive swimming

Practice objectives are continuing stroke technique improvements, starts, and turns, with additional emphasis on improving strength and conditioning. Swimmers may swim an average of 2,200 meters during practice.

Requirements:

  • Swimmers must successfully demonstrate the ability to swim 200 meters of freestyle (crawl stroke), 100 meters of backstroke, and breaststroke.
  • They should be able to swim butterfly effectively for at least 50 meters.
  • All swimmers must be able to perform their strokes and turns legally.
  • Swim fins and water bottles are required.

Practice Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:35 p.m. for 55 minutes.

Upcoming Session Dates

Pre-Cruisers   Skill development for swimmers before joining Cruisers 1

This level is for the swimmer with skills that need more individual attention before joining Cruisers 1. Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke the length of pool. All swimmers will be tested to determine if additional swim lessons are needed.

Practice Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 5:30 p.m. for 55 minutes.

Upcoming Session Dates

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.