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Our large pool area is open year-round and features two hot tubs for relaxation, a heated outdoor lap pool – perfect for incorporating a few laps into your workout routine, and heated recreational pool where you can enjoy free swim. We also offer an extensive aquatics program, including swim team and private swim lessons.

Aquatics Group Exercise Classes 

Aqua Aerobics – low impact aerobic exercise for all levels of swim, class held in recreational pool

Masters Swim – coached workout in lap pool, goggles and swim caps necessary

Swim Team Levels & Schedules

Pre-Swim ages 5 – 8
The Pre-Swim team focuses on preparing children for the Novice team by helping them become proficient in the four competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly (children must already have basic knowledge of these strokes prior to joining the team). Diving, flip turns, and open turns are introduced. Teams are divided according to skill level in order to maintain low swimmer to coach ratio.

Monday – Friday in recreational pool, 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Novice ages 7 – 12
The Novice team trains on the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes. Technique is improved through regular swim sets and drills. Racing starts, turns, and finishes are introduced.

Monday – Friday in lap pool, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Age Group ages 9 – 14
The Age Group team is for more advanced swimmers. This group trains in all four of the competitive strokes with an emphasis on fine-tuning technique, building endurance, and increasing speed through regular swim sets.

Monday – Friday in lap pool, 4:15 – 5:30 pm

Age and ability are both taken into consideration when placing your child into a team.

To schedule an evaluation or for more information and pricing, contact Dwayne Douglas at (805) 964-7762.

Swim Lessons

Thanks to the pleasant climate in Santa Barbara, we are able to offer private swim lessons for all ages year-round! Each swim lesson is customized to your skills and abilities and includes a private swim instructor assigned based on your swim needs. Every swim instructor at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club is highly qualified with backgrounds in competitive swimming, water polo, or triathlons, and they use their experience and knowledge of swimming to teach proper stroke technique and water safety skills for all levels. All lessons are 30 minutes long and are setup as once weekly standing appointments with an instructor.

To schedule a lesson or for more information and pricing, contact Eric Geeb at (805) 964-7762.

Already have an appointment but are looking to cancel? Please notify the aquatics office in writing or email at least 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments and lessons canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled start time will result in an equal charge to the lesson price.