Cerritos Aquatic Club is committed to providing training and
experience in competitive sprint and distance swimming, and
ocean swimming for all children 5-18 in the greater City of
Cerritos, CA area year round.
Every swimmer feels physically safe, personally supported and
individually rewarded at all levels of experience.
From our program, swimmers learn to set and achieve personal goals,
work together with other swimmers as a team, and appreciate the
value of personal fitness for lifelong good
Our team is a non-profit corporation, 501 (c)
(3), under the laws of the State of California, whose goal is to
provide year-round aquatic activities for the youth of the greater
Cerritos area. Our program is founded on the belief that
age-group competitive swimming offers an exciting and worthwhile
experience in a young person’s life. Swimming can be
learned and enjoyed by those with little ability to those who are
of Olympic caliber, and its values go far beyond learning safety,
efficiency and speed in the water. Swimming is one of the best
activities for lifelong fitness and recreation.
A volunteer Board of Directors elected
from the parents of the swimmers guides the team. The Board
hires a Head Coach who, under our Constitution, is in complete
charge of all swimming activities, including the hiring of
Assistant Coaches. The Board members are responsible for the
business aspects of the club, including encouraging all parents to
become involved in our fundraising and social
Our Club is financed by monthly dues, an
annual membership fee and our swim meet fundraisers. After
joining the Club, you will receive a monthly bill in the mail with
the Club newsletter. These fees are collected to
pay for coaches’ salaries and pool rental. The annual
membership fee are collected per child every October to cover each
swimmer’s USS registration for the next calendar year,
postage and printing costs. Supplemental income is derived from two
or three swim meets hosted during the year and provides awards,
team equipment, social events and enhancements to our
dues are $100 per month First child, $80 for second child and $60
per month for third child
Annual Dues: $70 per
year for USA Swimming Registration + $50 Cerritos Aquatic Club
Annual Membership per swimmer.
Swimmers are encouraged to compete in
United States Swimming (USS) meets of differing ability. We
also participate in the age-group water polo league in the
fall. Older team members are also encouraged to enter ocean
swim and body surfing contests. Team members have the
opportunity of going to Huntington Beach together in the summer on
Thursdays, "team beach days".
Competition-style workout suits may be
purchased at various local sporting goods stores, from vendors at
swim meets, or by mail order. Team equipment (team suits,
sport bags, shirts, parkas, etc.) may be purchased from the Team
On an individual basis, our goals
1. To aid each team member in reaching
2. To furnish a wholesome and worthwhile
physical and recreational outlet.
3. To provide an opportunity to learn good
sportsmanship and team cooperation.
4. To provide educational
5. To provide opportunities for social and
6. To provide opportunities to learn good
7. To provide training and competition to
all swimmers who desire it.
When: Monday -
Friday (M & W 4-6 PM and Tu, Th & Fri 5 - 7 PM)
Where: Cerritos Olympic Swim Center 13150
166th St. Cerritos (Cerritos Park East)
How to Join:
Here is what we will
*** Please email membership chair via "Contact
Us" on the left side of our home page to let us know you are
interested in trying out for our club. In the email, please
indicate the following:
- Family name
- Swimmer's name
- We will need to verify your residency by
showing a utility bill; either attach in email, or bring to pool
and show Helena Romero during practice Monday and
- Membership will notify the head coach that
tryouts will occur the 3rd week of every month on
Monday at 5:30 PM.
- Head coach will either approve to begin
registration or recommend more lessons.
- If Coach approves membership then registration
will be available at the pool.
- Registration will be open the last week of every
- You will need the following for the head
coach to verify:
- Birth certificate and/or a
- Credit card for payment.
- You will fill out all forms at that
- If you have any questions, please contact team
membership chair via "Contact Us" menu on the left in our home
The Cerritos Aquatic Club is a Parent run,
non-profit (501c) corporation. We get great support from the
City, but we are not affiliated with the City of Cerritos.
Parents of our swimmers volunteer for administrative duties, fund
raising, social events, etc. Coaches are contracted by the
You must notify the Registration/Membership
Person via email at least 7 days before the end of the
month (23rd of each
month) regarding your intent to suspend of cancel the account. Any
notification after the 23rd of the month, you will be charged for
the full month.
If you are a returning member, it is YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY to notify the Registration/Membership person on your
return to the team. Any dues/fees associated upon your return will
be charged at that time.
Our main fundraiser is hosting two or
three swim meets during each calendar year. Running these
meets requires the assistance of ALL families each
meet. Parental participation
is MANDATORY. Any family not working 6
hours per home meet will be
fined $200.00 for each meet we host for
love to have you and your children become members of The Cerritos Aquatic