AccessAlmaden - What’s Happening in Almaden Valley


Basketball and Swim Teams Registrations Open

Basketball and swimWith the new school year in full swing and kids back into routine, it’s now time for sports registrations. Currently, registrations are underway for basketball and swim teams in Almaden.


The Almaden NJB Youth Basketball League 2019-2020 registrations are now open. The Almaden NJB offers an exciting opportunity for both girls and boys to play in division, all-star and all-net, with teams advancing to the national tournament. Here are some dates to remember:

  • Registration: currently open
  • Mandatory player evaluations (grades 3-8): Sept 21-22
  • First games (division and all-net): November 24

Since the NJB is completely a volunteer-led program, there are several volunteer positions open that you may also consider, if interested. For more information, visit:

Year-round Swim Teams

The two year-round swim teams in and around Almaden are the Almaden Riptides, which practices at the Shadowbrook Swim club, and the Quicksilver Swim team (QSS), which practices at both Gunderson High and the Almaden Swim and Racquet Club (ASRC). Both are currently accepting registrations. Further, while both are year-long competitive swim teams, they also offer recreational swim options. For more information, visit: and

Almaden Swim & Racquet Club Courses

Almaden Swim and Racquet ClubThe Almaden Swim & Racquet Club (ASRC) is hosting a series of American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard training courses between March and May 2019. The courses will be provided by Norcal Lifeguard Training under the guidance of instructor Tami Moore.

The dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: March 9 – 10
  • Session 2: April 13 – 14
  • Session 3: May 18 – 19.

The costs are $125 for a one-day recertification course and $200 for a two-day new certification course. The training is open to all participants 15 years or older.

NorCal Lifeguard Training is an authorized American Red Cross provider. This Lifeguard certification also includes First Aid, CPR and AED certification, and is valid for two years.

For more information, contact Tami Moore at or call 408-772-9016, or visit

Summer Fun at Almaden Valley Pools and Cabana Clubs

With summer around the corner, there’s nothing more inviting than a dip in the pool. Here’s a roundup of all the Almaden Valley pools and cabana clubs where you and your family can cool off from the sizzling heat.

Almaden Valley Pools and Cabana Clubs, Almaden Cabana ClubAlmaden Cabana Club

The Almaden Cabana Club is located on Bret Harte Drive and serves the residents of the Almaden Park and Shadow Brook II areas of Almaden Valley. It operates from May to September and is the perfect place to relax with your family and socialize with your neighbors.

The club is home to the Dolphins swim team. The Almaden Cabana Club also offers summer swim lessons for kids of both member and non-member families. For more information, visit

Shadow Brook Swim ClubAlmaden Valley Pools and Cabana Clubs, Shadow Brook Swim Club

The Shadow Brook Swim Club is a neighborhood cabana club for residents of the Shadow Brook neighborhood of Almaden Valley. Located at the corner of Almaden Expressway and Shadow Brook Drive, this club is home to the Shadow Brook Sharks swim team.

The pool is open annually between May and September. The club also offers summer swim lessons to kids. For more information, visit

Almaden Valley Pools and Cabana Clubs, ASRCAlmaden Swim and Racquet Club (ASRC)

The Almaden Swim and Racquet Club is a popular sports and recreation club in Almaden Valley. Serving about 300 members, it is located on Northridge Drive in the prestigious Country Club neighborhood of Almaden. The facility offers a swimming pool, a kids wading pool, and a hot tub, in addition to six USTA championship tennis courts. ASRC membership is open to all, though there is a wait list. The club offers swimming lessons in the summer. For more information go to

The ASRC is also home to the Quicksilver swim team and Masters (QSS), which offers year-round competitive swim training for kids and adults. QSS also has a summer swim team. For more information, go to

Montevideo Cabana and ClubAlmaden Valley Pools and Cabana Clubs, Montevideo

Residents of the Montevideo neighborhood in Almaden Valley can swim at the Montevideo Cabana Club. This club is home to the Piranhas swim team and offers summer swim lessons. The club also includes other fun facilities like a volleyball court. For more information, visit

So, get ready for a summer packed with pool parties and grilling get-togethers, and go make a splash!

Private and Group Swimming Lessons at Almaden Swim & Racquet Club – UPDATED 2022

Almaden-Swim-&-Racquet-ClubLearn a skill that will keep you safe and fit for life! However old your children are, swimming can be great fun and even a life-saving activity.

Almaden Swim & Racquet Club Swim Lessons are designed to make your child water safe and swim-team ready. With its unique lesson structure and skilled staff, its tailored swim lessons will increase your child’s swimming skills and increase their confidence in the water. Flexible lesson options and times will fit into your busy schedule.

Read more

Almaden Swim & Racquet Club Junior Tennis Summer Camp with Cool Off Swimming – UPDATED 2022

logo: Almaden Swim & Racquet ClubAlmaden Swim & Racquet Club has a number of Junior Tennis Camps this Summer for kids ages 7-12.

Campers will learn the basics in a fun and low-key atmosphere. What is really special about this summer camp is the optional extra hour of recreational swimming (supervised) to cool off after the tennis activities!

Read more

Summer 2011 Swim Lessons at Almaden Swim & Racquet Club – UPDATED 2022

logo: Almaden Swim & Racquet ClubAlmaden Swim & Racquet Club is offering group (4:1) and private (1:1) swim lessons during the Summer of 2011. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE UPDATED POSTS ABOUT THE ALMADEN SWIM & RACQUET CLUB]

Lessons are available for members and non-members. Lessons are designed to make your child water safe and swim team ready. Lessons are available for swimmers ages 4 and older.

The instructor’s goal is to find your child’s strengths in swimming and work with them to enhance it. Determine your child’s level based on their ability.

Groups lessons start June 6, 2011 and are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks, with morning and afternoon sessions available. Lessons are 30 minutes. The group lesson price is $95 for members and $155 for non-members. You can register online. [THIS EVENT IS CLOSED]

Private lessons are available by appointment only starting May 1, 2011 (weekends only) and June 6, 2011 (7 days a week). Private lessons are $25 per half hour for members and $35 for non-members. You can add additional students for $10 (member) $15 (non-member) per half hour. Students must be of the same relative age and ability. To schedule an appointment email Eric at:

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Almaden Swim and Racquet Club – UPDATED 2022

logo: Almaden Swim and Racquet ClubCome get a jump start on your holiday shopping. See the latest in hand-crafted clothing, fashions, and home accessories at great low prices!

Shop dozens of vendors in one convenient location: Angi USA, Gold Canyon Candles, LB Design Rhinestone, Goldbug (bring unwanted gold and get cash to shop with), Mini Mosaic, Stella and Dot Jewelry, Kari Salo Photography, and much more.

You won’t want to miss this one night only event. See you there and get ready to shop til’ you drop!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from 5:30-8:30pm at Almaden Swim and Racquet Club (near the tennis courts). [EVENT IS CLOSED]