Aquatics

Our outdoor and heated pool is 40' x 75' (6 lanes across; 25 yards long) with overflow gutters. There is a large shallow step area. Our pool is designed primarily for instruction and student swim activities like competitive teams and conditioning. The depth of the pool ranges from 3' to 6' 7". No flotation devices are permitted.

Our Aquatics staff members are American Red Cross certified in Water Safety Instruction and/or Lifeguarding.

A variety of programming is available at our swim facility. 

Private Swim Lessons run April through October.

Wave Runners stroke development and advanced swim conditioning programs are available year round. Both programs are open to the public.
 

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Private Swim Lessons

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  • Swim Lessons - Saturday Private, Age 3 and above

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’.
     
    Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.
     
    Saturday Lessons begin at 10:00am and begin on the hour with the last lesson beginning at 2:00pm, please contact Larry Zubrin at lzubrin@xrds.org for more information and availability on times for each section.
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
    Course #: 340
     
    Spring - The Spring session is now Sold Out!
    Section 1: April 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2020.
                    6 Saturdays 
                    $270
     
    Summer
    Section 2: June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020.
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 3: July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 2020.
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 4: The pool is closed in August for maintenance.
     
    Fall
    Section 5: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2020.   
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 6: October  10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Parents and swimmers must arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in and changed. Parents are required to remain at the pool during your child's lessons. Lessons will end at the scheduled time regardless of the swimmer’s arrival time.
     
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson.
  • Swim Lessons - Weekday Afternoon Private, Age 3 and above

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’. Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.
     
    Please note:  all weekday private swim lesson sessions start the week of June 15.
     
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
     
    Course #: 346
     
    Mondays – this is a six week session
    Section 1: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 & 20
    3:30-4:15pm $270
    Section 2: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 & 20
    4:30-5:15pm $270
     
     
    Wednesdays – this is a six week session
    Section 3: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
    3:30-4:15pm $270
    Section 4: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
    4:30-5:15pm $270
     
    Fridays – this is a six week session with no lesson on July 3
    Section 5: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24
    3:30-4:15pm $225
    Section 6: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24
    4:30-5:15pm $225
     
    A parent must accompany those students not participating in our day programs during their lesson and remain at the pool during the lesson.
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson.
    Students enrolled in programs ending at 3:00 p.m. will be walked to the pool for their lesson.

Swim Programs

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  • Swim – Fitness and Stroke Development, grades 2-12

    Join this multi-level swim fitness stroke and development class designed to combine stroke refinement with endurance building workouts. Swimmers learn and refine all techniques and skills needed to swim at a competitive level in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit, and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room.
         
    Swimmers should have a basic knowledge of all four competitive swim strokes and be able to swim minimally one lap of each stroke at a competitive level.
         
    This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at the 21st Street Campus are transported by bus. Bus transportation to the pool is provided at 3:00pm for those students already enrolled in afternoon courses. End-of-day pick-up is at the Pool at the Norton Campus.
         
    Instructors: Tara Shima, Crossroads, Head Coach, Varsity Swimming
        
    Middle & Upper
    Grade 6-12
        Course #: 831
        Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450
        Section 28: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
     
     
    ES – grade 1-5
    Course #328 
    Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450
    (this is a five week session)
     
  • Swim, Aquatics Fun, grades 2-7

    In our one-week, all-day swim program that is offered at the beginning and end of our summer season, children are provided the opportunity to learn and enhance their aquatics skills and develop fitness through a variety pool and dryland activities including swimming for fitness, stroke/swim race development, modified water polo, synchronized swimming, and other pool games. Swimmers are tested and grouped according to their skill level. Swimmers participate in pool practice and out of water activities.
     
    Requirements
    Swimmers must have the minimum ability to swim 1 length of pool (25yards) unassisted and tread water for 30seconds.
    Children who are unable to meet the above requirements should consider enrolling in our Swim, Splash and Play One-Week programs or our Private Swim lessons.
     
    Water Activities Include:
    Swimming Skills
    Swim technique
    Stroke refinement
    Drills
    Treading water
    Flip turns (for the more advanced)
    Start/racing dives (for the more advanced)
    Pool Games & Competitions
     
    Dryland Activities Include:
    Stretching
    Workouts
    Viewing swim meet and competition recordings
    Nutrition
    Games
     
    Lunch and Snack
    Each day includes a snack and lunch break.
     
    Daily Schedule
    The specific schedule of activities for each week may vary depending on enrollment.
    Typically, swimmers will spend approximately four hours in the water with breaks for snack and lunch, as well as time out of the water for both indoor and outdoor dryland activities each day.
     
    What to Bring
    Swimmers should attend each day with a swimsuit (one-piece suit for girls) and two dry towels. Goggles and Rash Guards are not required but they are strongly encouraged. Unitards (full body swimsuits) are not required but may be preferable for some children who are more sensitive to sun exposure. Swimmers with hair length below the bottom of the neckline should also bring a hair tie or swim cap. Additionally, swimmers should bring comfortable clothes/shoes for dryland exercises and activities. All other pool toys and supplies are provided. Children should not bring personal toys or floatation devices.
     
    Sunscreen
    Sunscreen is provided. We use gluten free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50 with no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate. Children may bring their own personal sunscreen. Our staff will supervise children when applying and re-applying sunscreen throughout the day. We set aside specific times throughout each day ensure sunscreen is properly applied by the campers.
     
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics
     
    Course: # 326

    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18.
     
    Section 78: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 29.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Swim, Splash & Play, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    For children looking to develop their swimming and water safety skills, our one-week, all-day learn to swim program provides small group instructional swim lessons, fun pool games, and modified aquatics sports along with out-of-water activities in a safe and fun learning environment.
     
    Requirements
    Program participants must be water-safe. Minimally, participants should be able to float on their back and stomach, go underwater comfortably and hold their breath for at least 5 seconds and swim front or back crawl unassisted for 5 yards.
    Children who are unable to meet the above requirements should consider enrolling in our private swim lesson program.
     
    Small Group Swim Lessons
    Participants are swim tested on the first day of the program and placed in groups of 3 to 6 swimmers based on their current aquatic skill levels. Each group is taught by one of our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors, who is accompanied by an Assistant Instructor. Our teaching philosophy consists of creating a learning environment in which swimmers improve their swimming and water safety skills in a fun atmosphere that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water. Our instructors do not force skills, but instead enable swimmers to learn and practice at a pace that is suitable for their individual development.
     
    Pool Games/Aquatics Activities
    In addition to daily swim lessons, swimmers participate in a variety of pool games such as Sharks and Minnows, Treasure Hunt and Raft Races. They also enjoy modified aquatics sports such as water polo, synchronized swimming and diving. At week’s end, a swimming showcase takes place with invited family and friends encouraged to attend as spectators. Swimmers participate in activities, games and events suited to their swimming ability.
     
    Dryland Activities
    Along with time in the pool, swimmers also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of out-of-water activities including swim stretching exercises, studying competition videos and playing games.
     
    Lunch and Snack
    Each day includes a snack and lunch break.
     
    Daily Schedule
    The specific schedule of activities for each week may vary depending on enrollment.
    Typically, swimmer will spend 4 to 4 ½ hours in the water each day with breaks for snack and lunch as well as options for out of water games and activities throughout the day. We schedule both indoor and outdoor dryland activities each day.
     
    What to Bring
    Swimmers should attend each day with a swim suit (one-piece suit for girls) and two dry towels. Goggles and Rash Guards are not required but they are strongly encouraged. Unitards (full body swimsuits) are not required but may be preferable for some children who are more sensitive to sun exposure. Swimmers with hair length below the bottom of the neck line should also bring a hair tie or swim cap. Additionally, swimmers should bring comfortable clothes/shoes for dryland exercises and activities. All other pool toys and supplies are provided. Children should not bring personal toys or floatation devices.
     
    Sunscreen
    Sunscreen is provided. We use gluten free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50 with no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate. Children may bring their own personal sunscreen. Our staff will supervise children when applying and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. We set aside specific times throughout each day ensure sun-screen is properly applied by the campers.
     
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics Manager
     
    Course #:334
    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $525
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020   M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
     
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.

Wave Runners

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  • Wave Runners - SPRING SESSION, grades 2-12

    Wave Runners -SPRING SESSION, grades 2-12
    The spring session begins Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and runs through Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
    There are no practices on the following Crossroads non-school days:
    Saturday, March 23- Sunday, April 7, 2019. Restart sessions after Spring Break on Monday, April 8.
    Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20, 2019
    Very limited tuition reduction/financial assistance is available. Please email Laura Presburger at lpresburger@xrds.org for more information.
     
     
    Wave Runners Beginner Group: ages 10 and under
    Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 5-6 p.m.
    and Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
    Swimmers will develop and improve their skills in all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke). They will learn important racing skills such as starts and turns. Our goal is to help students see themselves as athletes while maintaining primary focus on a fun, mechanically sound swimming experience.
    Ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke or backstroke kick.
     
    Course #: 351 Section 4
    Fee: $325
     
     
    Wave Runner Intermediate/Advanced Group: ages 9 and older
    Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. and
    Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m.
    Practices are designed to develop swimmers’ overall performance and dedication to the sport while simultaneously providing a fun and engaging team atmosphere. Our focus is on the continued development of individual’s competitive skills both in practice and at meets by setting goals, refining stroke mechanics and implementing a challenging workout regime.
     
    Ability to swim a minimum of 25 yards in all four racing strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle, Breaststroke). Swimmers will be placed in either intermediate or advanced levels based on overall ability.
     
    Course #: 361 Section 4
    Fee: $500
  • Wave Runners -SUMMER SESSION, grades 2-12

    The summer session begins Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and runs through Saturday, July 27, 2019.
    There are no practices on the following Crossroads non-school days:
    Saturday, May 25 and Monday May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day.
    Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 for the 4th of July Holiday.  
    Very limited tuition reduction/financial assistance is available. Please email Laura Presburger at lpresburger@xrds.org for more information.
     
     
    Wave Runners Beginner Group: ages 10 and under
    Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 5-6 p.m.
    and Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
    Swimmers will develop and improve their skills in all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke). They will learn important racing skills such as starts and turns. Our goal is to help students see themselves as athletes while maintaining primary focus on a fun, mechanically sound swimming experience.
    Ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke or backstroke kick.
     
    Course #: 351 Section 5
    Fee: $325
     
     
     
    Wave Runner Intermediate/Advanced Group: ages 9 and older
    Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. and
    Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m.
    Practices are designed to develop swimmers’ overall performance and dedication to the sport while simultaneously providing a fun and engaging team atmosphere. Our focus is on the continued development of individual’s competitive skills both in practice and at meets by setting goals, refining stroke mechanics and implementing a challenging workout regime.
     
    Ability to swim a minimum of 25 yards in all four racing strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle, Breaststroke). Swimmers will be placed in either intermediate or advanced levels based on overall ability.
     
    Course #: 361 Section 5
    Fee: $500

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  • Pool Accessibility

    Our pool and locker facilities are handicap accessible.
  • Swimmer Information

    Swimmers must provide their own towels, water shoes and goggles. Waterproof sunscreen is also recommended. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. Lockers are available for storage of clothing during each class time.

    Parents are required to be on deck during private lessons on Monday through Friday if their swimmer is not enrolled in the afternoon summer session and always during Saturday private lessons.  Parents are not allowed in the locker rooms at any time.
  • Rentals

    The Crossroads School swimming pool, gym, and soccer field are available to rent. Contact the Auxiliary Services Office at 310-582-4449 for more information.

    For Aquatics questions, contact our Aquatics Manager, Larry Zubrin at 310-829-7391, ext. 174.
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.