Cerritos Aquatic Club is committed to providing training and
experience in competitive sprint and distance swimming, water polo,
and ocean swimming for all children 5-18 in the greater City of
Cerritos, CA area.
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 activities. Our
main fundraiser is hosting two or three swim meets during each
calendar year. Running these meets requires the assistance of
ALL families each time. Parental participation is
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".
Our Head Coach, Mark Johnson,
has been with Cerritos Aquatic Club for over 30 years. Mark
was a Junior Olympic Champion, CIF Champion and record holder,
captain of his high school varsity swimming and water polo teams,
captain of the Yale freshman swimming and varsity water polo teams,
and an All-American AAU water polo player. He has taught
swimming and diving for 35 years and coached high school swimming
and water polo for 25 years.
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
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 Equipment Vice President.
On an individual basis, our goals
1. To aid each team member
in reaching his/her potential.
2. To furnish a wholesome
and worthwhile physical and recreational outlet.
3. To provide an
opportunity to learn good sportsmanship and team
4. To provide educational
5. To provide opportunities
for social and emotional development.
6. To provide opportunities
to learn good health habits.
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)
Dues: Monthly dues are $80 per month First child, $60 for
second child and $40 per month for third child
Annual Dues: $60 per year for USA Swimming Registration +
$25 Cerritos Aquatic Club Annual Membership per swimmer.
How to Join: Stop by the pool any afternoon, ask for Coach
Mark - be ready to swim. He will ask you to swim a few laps
to see if you are ready for the team and to see which age
group/coaching group your swimmer will fit in best to get
After you have tried out, use the New Member Registration button
above to register as a New member.
Who runs this club: 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 Club.
We'd love to have you and your children become members of The
Cerritos Aquatic Club!