Summer Recreation Teams & Camps

Aquatic Recreation TeamsCollage of team photos
Join our summer novice teams, funded in part by a grant from the LA84 Foundation! Participants learn the fundamentals of their chosen aquatic competitive sports. Training occurs weekdays with some Saturday meets and games. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards comfortably (25 yards for dive team).


Swim Team
Learn or refine the four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes while developing endurance and speed. Must be able to swim 50 yards comfortably in deep water.

Dive Team
Beginners learn the basics of an approach and hurdle off the 1-meter diving board as well as forward dives in the straight, tuck and pike positions while intermediates refine their skills and learn back, reverse and inward dives in the various positions. Must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably in deep water and dive from the pool deck.

Water Polo Team
This is such a fun team sport and we highly encourage kids wanting to check out something new to give water polo a shot. Players will learn passing, catching, shooting, and goalkeeping. Must be able to tread water for 3 minutes and swim 50 yards comfortably in deep water.

Synchronized Swim Team
Learn to perform choreography in the water using sculling, breaststroke, front & back crawl, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke. Teams create performances and create costumes and do " stage make-up". Must be able to float on back and tread water for 3 minutes and swim 50 yards comfortably in deep water.

Aquatic Camps

Junior Lifeguards
8-13 Years
The course follows American Red Cross Guard Start Program; students learn a lifeguard's role while working on stroke technique, swimming endurance, physical conditioning, water safety, CPR and basic first aid skills along with water & lawn games and recreational swimming. Must be able to swim 100 yards comfortably in deep water and tread water for one minute.

Mermaid & Pirate Camp
8-13 YearsChildren in makeshift boats in poolAhoy, mateys and mermaids! Splish splash galore, come explore the bottom blue at Ventura Aquatic Center for an adventurous themed week of crafts, games, stand up paddle board, kayaking, recreational swimming and more! Campers will build their own vessel (out of cardboard and duct tape) and sail across pirate-infested waters and have a potluck picnic on the final day. Must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably in deep water without stopping.

Aquatic Adventure Camp
8-13 Years
Experience aquatic sports in a safe, fun, non-competitive environment!  Sports include inner tube water polo, diving (from the deck & 1-meter springboard), introduction to swim team and synchronized swimming as well as stand up paddle board and kayaking along with crafts, water & lawn games, recreational swimming and more! Must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably in deep water without stopping.

Moana & Maui Camp

8-13 Years
Spend the week exploring the South Pacific at the Ventura Aquatic Center.  Sail the sea with Maui in a raft you build (out of cardboard and duct tape) and conquer the Fire God as you put your vessel to the test.  Learn Polynesian dance, stand up paddle board and kayaking in the 50-meter pool.  Enjoy themed crafts, water & lawn games along with a potluck Luau on the final day!  This camp is for both boys and girls and will have something for everyone.  Must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably in deep water without stopping.