Since its formation in 1981, CLASS Aquatics has established a
tradition of providing a quality youth swim program for children of
all ages and abilities. Several Olympians, dozens of National
Championship qualifiers, and countless Junior Championship
qualifiers have grown up through the program.
Since it was a relatively small team at the time, CLASS Aquatics
wanted to provided improved competitive opportunities for all
levels of swimmers. In May 1997 CLASS Aquatics and Crest Swimming
merged to form CLASS-Crest Associated Team, more commonly known as
CCAT Swimming. In August 1998, Maverick Swimming, located in Simi
Valley, joined the program changing the name to Combined
Competitive Aquatic Team. With programs in Calabasas, Tarzana,
Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Camarillo, and Culver City, CCAT Swimming
reached a high of over 400 registered swimmers. In October 2001,
the programs from Camarillo and Calabasas combined at a new site,
Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village. With a beautiful
new facility, a 25-yard by 50-meter pool, the team finally had a
place to build and develop for the future.
Even though they shared a common competitive name, the two
original teams that formed CCAT Swimming remained separated in
nearly all other aspects of running a team including staff, pool
rental, and scheduling. In August 2002, because the needs of the
two groups had become more diverse during the previous year, CLASS
Aquatics left CCAT Swimming and once again stands as its own team.
As a member of USA Swimming, CLASS Aquatics is dedicated to
teaching and promoting competitive swimming.
The team operates throughout the year with practices and
competitions for all year-round members as well as seasonal
programs for novice and beginning level swimmers.
Currently, CLASS Aquatics operates at the following pools:
Westlake Village, Oaks Christian High School