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Lap Pool 25 yards by 25 meters with diving boards and Separate Circular Baby Pool 


SCRA Aquatics: SCRA offers something for everyone! .

SCRA offers swim opportunities at every age, level and interest.

Adult & Fitness Swim

We offer a series of adult aquatics programs for the season. There is something for everyone, from the beginning swimmer, to fitness training, to stroke refinement. For more information contact SCRA@Stanford.edu

 

Youth Lessons and Team

Private lessons are offered for all levels. Please email our staff to indicate scheduling and instructor preference. Our coaches offer flexible programming year-round.

At SCRA, the athletes, coaching staff, and parents work together to create an environment where swimmers at every level can achieve their goals. Working together brings out the best in everyone associated with the program. An emphasis on team allows for SCRA to reach its potential, and for every individual to do their personal best.

Summer Swim Team Information: Email us at SCRA@Stanford.edu.

Year-Round Swim Team: Starts in September of every year to the end of July. 

For group placement, contact Aquatics Office at 736-SCRA (7272) option 3.

 

Pool & Programs Schedule

SCRA is a wonderful place to enjoy recreational and fitness swimming. Please refer to posted schedules with any questions regarding program use.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you at the pool!


General Information and Rules

Summer Rec Team

The SCRA Summer Rec. Team is an annual highlight for SCRA member families! The summer program offers a fun, active social opportunity for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Swimmers participate in level-based practice groups, attend team activities, and join the team for recreational swim meets. This is a great way to meet SCRA families and we encourage all members to participate! 

Summer Team starts in May goes through July every year.

Summer Swim Team
  • Summer Swim School: 
  • Private lessons are offered for all levels for SCRA Members only.
  • Please email our staff to indicate scheduling and instructor preference. 
  • Starts early June and ends late July of every year.
Pool & Programs

Adult Swim: 

  • Adult swimmers are encouraged to contact our staff with interest in adult lessons to improve technique, efficiency and endurance in the pool.

Year-Round Aquatics Groups

  • SCRA Aquatics Program is SCRA club member-based. Programming will run seasonally. There will be team breaks (1-2 weeks) in between fall, winter, spring & summer sessions.
  • Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you at the pool!

Spring/Summer Lifeguards: (Seasonal)

  • Lifeguards are in charge when on duty!
  • SPRING: (Late April through May) pending availability of guards and weather conditions. 
  • Weekends Only 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • SUMMER(Early June through mid August) Mon-Friday 12pm – 6:00 p.m  &  Weekends 12-6pm
  • Late Summer to Early Fall: (Mid-August to Labor Day Weekend) 

NOTE: When possible September  weekends pending availability of guards and weather conditions.  

Weekends Only 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Note: Special events and parties will have extended hours or special times for guards. See events list and calendar.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while using the pool at all times, even during lifeguard hours.
  • The pool may be used by members 14+ when no lifeguard is on duty except during posted closed hours of 10pm to 5am. Swimming is at your own risk.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult, and be under direct supervision of same, when lifeguards are not on duty.
  • Children 10 through 13, swimming unsupervised during guard hours, must pass a swim test administered by a lifeguard. The test consists of jumping off the diving board, treading water for two minutes, and swimming two lengths of the pool (any stroke). No dog paddle. 
Pool Rules
  • Lifeguards are in charge when on duty.
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
  • The pool may be used by adults when no lifeguards is on duty except during posted closed hours. Closed 10pm-5am daily.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while using the pool, even during lifeguard hours.
  • Children 10 through 13, swimming unsupervised during posted guard hours, must pass a swim test administered by a lifeguard.
  • No sitting on or swimming on top of the lane lines.
  • No crossing lanes in which people are lap swimming.
  • No running on the deck, please walk.
  • The use of fins, snorkels, masks, and swim aids are at the discretion of the lifeguards and management of pool. Note: Any floatation devices must be pre-approved before use.
  • Diving blocks are for swim team use only.
  • No diving in the shallow end of the pool.
  • No pushing or throwing people into the pool.
  • No glass or food within 10 feet of the pool.
  • Conduct of a disorderly nature, or which restricts the enjoyment of others is not permitted.
  • In all cases parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children and guests.
  • Users are not permitted to swim repeated lengths of the pool underwater or to swim along the bottom of the pool.
  • Priority for pool use goes to organized club activities.
  • Everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • In all cases parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children and guests.
  • Conduct of a disorderly nature, or which restricts the enjoyment of others is not permitted.
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
Lap Swim Rules and Etiquette

Please follow these simple rules to keep lap swimming flowing smoothly for everyone. 

  • Lap swimmers must share lanes when necessary.
  • Always ask any person politely using a lane for permission to share before entering the pool. 
  • Two swimmers in a lane should either pick a side or use a circular pattern which is recommended for three swimmers. Please communicate with fellow swimmers in advance to avoid problems. 
  • If you need to pass a swimmer, please wait until they reach the closest wall and then proceed to pass. Always pass carefully, and try to inform the swimmer in front of you of your intentions.
  • Always try to share a lane with a swimmer of equal ability as you.
  • Priority for pool use goes to organized club activities
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
  • NOTE: Remember this pool has to service the needs of all of its members, therefore lap lanes must be shared when necessary.
Diving Board Rules
  • No running is allowed on the diving board.
  • Only one person on the diving board at a time.
  • Only one bounce before jumping off the diving board.
  • Make sure the diving pool area is clear before you dive.
  • Once you have completed your dive, immediately swim to the side walls to clear the area for the next diver. 
  • Swimming in the diving pool is not allowed when someone is on the board.
  • Hanging on the diving board is not allowed.
  • No games are allowed in the diving area that require a person to jump or dive from the board at swimmers.
  • No diving off boards at same time. Only one diving board should be used at any given time.
  • No Diving allowed from edge of pool only from diving board with adult supervision.
Baby Pool Rules

The “kiddie pool” is for babies and small children under the direct adult supervision of parents or adult guardian.

  • Children who are water safe and older than six years should NOT play in the baby pool. 
  • Children in the baby pool area must have adult supervision at all times, even when there are life guards present.
  • Absolutely no diving into the baby pool.
  • Absolutely no running and jumping into the pool.
  • Swim diapers are required on those who are not yet toilet trained. Please note: Pool closure possible for 24 hours if incident occurs.

In all cases parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children and guests.

Swimming Attire

At SCRA our rules regarding swim attire are simple. Everyone must wear a swimsuit! 

  • Swim diapers are also REQUIRED for children who are not yet toilet trained. The diapers should be age/size appropriate, and should feel very snug on your child. 
    Wearing a swimming cap or hair tie is optional – although they will keep hair out of your face during those important moments when seeing and breathing are essential. 
    Goggles are optional, however they will help protect your eyes from becoming blurry or stinging.

SCRA AQUATICS STAFF:

Nicolas Oliveira
Aquatics Director and Head Coach
650-736- SCRA (7272) option 3

Nicolas Oliveira email: nicnilo@stanford.edu

EXPERIENCE:

  • 6 years giving private lessons to swimmers and triathletes, the age ranged from 7 to 30 years old.
  • Twenty years of championship international level competitive swimming
  • One year coaching masters at Dolphins of the desert (Tucson AZ)
  • Two years as volunteer assistant coach at Fiat Minas, Brazil

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: Economics, Business from the University of Arizona (2005-2010)

COLLEGE CAREER:

  • University of Arizona division 1 collegiate swimming 2005-2009
  • 5 x NCAA division champion
  • Multi Pac 10 conference champion
  • Co-captain of the 2008 NCAA national swimming and diving championship team
  • 15 times all American 

PROFESSIONAL SWIM CAREER ACOMPLISHEMENTS

  • 5th place Rio Olympics 2016 
  • 16th place Beijing Olympics 2008 
  • 9th place London Olympics 2012 
  • Multi Pan American champion (RIO 2007) (GUADALAJARA 2011) (TORONTO 2015) 
  • South American record holder
  • World championship finalist (MEULBORNE 2007) (ROME 2009) (SHANGHAI 2011) (BARCELONA 2013)
  • Pan Pacific championship Finalist (VICTORIA 2006) (IRVINE 2010)
  • Pan Pacific championship Medalist (GOLD COAST 2014) 
  • Seven times world military champion
  • 15th fastest all time performer in the 100 freestyle LCM (47’76) 
  • 26 x Brazilian national champion 

GO SCRA !