Other Aquatic Programs

As well as the programs below, we also offer swim lessons, lap swim, and our family times.

El Cerrito Gators Swim Club

Gators Swim Meet
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 The Gators Swim Club has a history spanning over 40 years. We are proud of our excellent program and plan to continue our success. We are dedicated to providing a fun and challenging program for young people 7-18 years old that will enable them to improve their swimming ability and excel in the sport. We invite you to come meet the coaches and the swimmers and try out for our team. Tryouts are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30. Coaches evaluate and place swimmers in appropriate practice groups, based on age and swimming ability. Minimum swimming requirements are the ability to perform 50 yards freestyle, 50 yards back stroke and 25 yards breast stroke (Level 4 passing skills). Please make sure to fill out a tryout form and bring it to your appointment. For more information, see our Gators Swim Club packet and our registration form or to schedule a tryout, please call (510) 559-7011 or email at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

Water Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics
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Water Aerobics (ages 18+) is a drop-in exercise class using water as resistance which minimizes stress on joints.  Each 60-minute class incorporates an aerobic workout set to music with conditioning, strength training and flexibility.  Workouts are designed to accommodate all fitness levels.

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters

Photo by Rolandas Gimbutis

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters (ECAM) is for adults ages 19+ interested in swimming competitively or just getting in shape. Coached workouts focus on endurance, techniques and overall fitness.  Competitive swimming is not required.  Talk to the coach regarding minimum swimming ability.  See current schedule for practice days and times. First workout is FREE!  Contact Aquatics Department for more information.

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Water Polo
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 East Bay Masters Water Polo Club is a Masters level co-ed water polo club for adults ages 19+.  Our club is comprised of enthusiasts of all ages, experience and skill levels.  We provide skill development, endurance training and game strategy to the beginner and advanced players.  This is a friendly and fun environment with a competitive edge.  For more information go to www.playwaterpolo.com.