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Voted Best Swim School in Tucson for 2021

Posted by Justin Slade at Feb 24, 2022 9:44AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Aquabear Swim School offers the highest quality swim lessons available in Tucson and Oro Valley. Register for 2023 Now.
We offer 4×30min class sessions on a bi weekly schedule at a cost of $80/session. Contact us at 520 820 3233 for more information, registration or scheduling.


La Cueva Aquatic Center is available for party rentals. Reservations must be made in person and a 50% deposit is required to reserve a particular date.

Call today or email today to set up a time to come down to the pool and schedule a date and time for your event. 520 820 3233

Rental rates include lifeguard(s).

Shallow End of Pool only — $85/hour (2 hour minimum)

Entire Pool including Deep End and Diving well — $125/hour (3 hour minimum)

Ramada Area including access to BBQ (gas and wood), Evaporative Cooler, Fridge, Freezer, Furniture, Heaters, — additional $75 flat

Inflatable obstacle course and slide – additional $150 flat

Movie Screen and Projector – additional $65 flat

All rental agreements will also include 30 minutes set up and 30 minutes clean up time $25/event.

You are welcome to bring your own food and/or beverages (including alcohol) just no glassware.

There is no smoking or vaping allowed on the premises.


Our summer swim team, the Tucson Aquabears runs for 8 weeks from MAY 30th to July 28th and includes 3 practices per week and 4-6 meets.
We also offer pre-season practices starting April 21st.

Preseason and Full Season (13 weeks) is $350 (includes entry into all the Summer swim meets, a Team Swim Cap, a Team T-Shirt), and scheduled practices for 3 months (April 21st – July 28th).
Summer Season (8 weeks) is $290 (includes entry into all the Summer swim meets, a Team Swim Cap, a Team T-Shirt), and scheduled practices for 2 months (May 30th – July 28th).

*Practice Schedule: *


Fridays: 4:00-5:00PM

Saturdays: 11:30AM-12:30PM

Sundays: 9:30-10:30AM


MWF. 7:30-8:30AM (12-18yrs).

MWF 10:00-11:00AM (5-8 yrs).

MWF 11:00-12:00PM (8-11 yrs).

The Bears will compete in the Central Arizona Summer Swim League. We do not participate in “SAAA”. We are the 2-time defending league Champions and are looking forward to another great season!!

Registration and Evaluations:

Email or call us (520 820 3233) to schedule an evaluation (for group placement) or just to by come and check out our pool and facility. Registration is ongoing throughout the summer but space is limited.

As a lifelong aquatic professional myself, I can whole-heartedly attest to the amazing coach that Justin is. Over the years I have taken my own children to a variety of swim programs offered around Tucson and had yet to find one that met my coaching standards AND that my kids enjoyed. Coach Justin exceeded my expectations. In just a few short weeks he took my son from swim lessons to swimming laps with the team. I have seen the inner workings of many aquatic facilities over the years. Coach Justin is everything you want in a coach. He is firm, but kind. Strict, but caring. Professional, yet personable. He is extremely knowledgeable, not just about stroke technique, but also about how to explain the strokes to very young swimmers. Other programs teach a very basic idea of strokes and leave the fine tuning up to future coaches. Not Coach Justin. He teaches the fundamentals from the very beginning and uses proper swim terminology. The levels of his team build on each other very nicely. By the time most swimmers are out of the 8 and under age group, they have solid knowledge of all four strokes. So lucky to have found this program.