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!

Junior Tennis Camp at Almaden Swim & Racquet Club – Summer 2011

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. The camps are taught by Kathy Barnes, USPTA Licensed Teaching Professional.

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Summer 2011 Swim Lessons at Almaden Swim & Racquet Club

logo: Almaden Swim & Racquet ClubAlmaden Swim & Racquet Club is offering group (4:1) and private (1:1) swim lessons during the Summer of 2011.

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.

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:

Join the New USA Swimming Club in Almaden Valley: Tempo Aquatics

logo: USA SwimmingAlmaden Valley has a new swimming club called Tempo Aquatics that is registered with USA Swimming.

The club offers year-round professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers 6-18 years of age.

The program helps swimmers improve in many areas of the sport using multiple modes of feedback, physical conditioning, peer review, and competition. It’s lots of fun too!

The club was founded by Head Coach Patti Rothwell. Patti was formerly Head Age Group Coach at Almaden Swim & Racquet Club.

Practices are held at Castillero Middle School in Almaden Valley on Monday through Thursday from 4:15 – 6:00pm.

If you would like to find out if Tempo Aquatics is the right team for you, then go to the pool on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and try it out!

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. The organization promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Almaden Swim and Racquet Club

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).

Teen Break Away Summer Camp for Almaden Valley Teens

{Logo: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom}Join other teens for the hottest destination-style camp in San Jose – Teen Break Away! We visit destinations that will excite and delight any teen. Take a look at our action packed trips. Sign up as early as possible because spaces fill up quickly:

  • Monday: Team Building and Swimming
  • Tuesday: Laser Quest and Rock Climbing
  • Wednesday: SF Zoo
  • Thursday: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Friday: Movie and Nickel City

The registration fee includes admission, transportation (via San Jose vehicles, City Transit, or Charter Bus), and supervision (1 adult supervisor to 7 teens). Each participant must bring their own spending money and lunch.

Each day Teen Break Away will depart from and return to the Almaden Community Center. You can chose from any of the following six camp sessions: 6/21 – 6/25/2010, 6/28 – 7/2/2010, 7/6 – 7/9/2010, 7/19 – 7/23/2010, 7/26 – 7/30/2010, and 8/2 – 8/6/2010. Each day (Mon-Fri) camp begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. Price is $254 for residents and $258 for non-residents.

Register online at San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services.

Swim Lessons at Almaden Cabana Club – Spring 2010

Almaden Cabana Club

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Spring Swim Lessons are back at the Almaden Cabana Club! The club offers small group lessons for children ranging from beginners learning to blow bubbles and put their faces in the water to competitive swimmers looking to refine their swimming strokes, diving, and flip turns.

Lessons are open to members and non-members. There are four lessons on Saturdays, from April 24 through May 15, 2010. Each lesson is 30 minutes. You can choose from the following times: 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am. The price is only $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

All you need to do is complete the swim lesson sign-up form and drop it off along with your payment in the mailbox on the front gate of the Almaden Cabana Club. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

3-Month Fitness Membership for Only $49 – Special Offer Ends May 30, 2010

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Get in shape for Summer at the state-of-the-art fitness facilities inside the Almaden Community Center. For only $49 you get access to the fitness center and all of the drop in fitness and sports programs – for 3 full months. You’ll be in swimsuit shape in no time!

This special offer ends May 30, 2010, so take advantage of this great low price now while you still can. Sign up at the Almaden Community Center. Your 3-month period starts from the date of purchase. No hidden fees or contracts required.

Group Exercise Membership for All Fitness Classes – Only $49 Monthly

Almaden Community CenterNeed to get ready for the Summer swim suit season? Can’t work up the motivation to do it by yourself? Almaden Community Center may have just what you need – a Group Exercise Membership that gives you access to all fitness classes.

For only $49 per month you have full access to all of the professionally lead group exercise classes, including zumba, cardio kickboxing, boot camp, pilates and more. This is a fantastic deal.

You will like working out in the fun and friendly atmosphere, and of course seeing the results. Classes are taught in a state of the facility – including a 7,000 sq. ft. gymnasium and 2,000 sq. ft. dance/aerobics studio.

Classes are at the Almaden Community Center, Monday through Saturday. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. See the City Wide Activity Guide for Spring & Summer 2010 for class descriptions, days, and times.

San Jose Adventure Boot Camp for Women of Almaden Valley

Summer is near and the days are getting warm. Get your swimsuits ready for your new hot body with lean arms, firm tummy, and tone hips and thighs. Almaden Valley’s original fitness boot camp for women, San Jose Adventure Boot Camp, kicks off another great fitness and weight loss program just for the women of Almaden Valley.

San Jose Adventure Boot Camp for WomenFour-week camp pricing: 5 days / week is $299, 4 days / week is $260, and 3 days / week is $199. Attend the full 5-day a week program for best results and overall workout. You can do it!

Boot camp is held at Bret Harte Middle School. Beginning March 22 to April 16, 2010, Monday through Friday, from 5:30-6:30am. Register Now…