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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.


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.

SUMMER SWIM TEAM registration is now open!

Posted by Aquabear Swim Club at Mar 16, 2021 9:27PM PDT

Registration for the SUMMER SEASON is now open!

Our summer swim team, the Tucson Aquabears, starts pre-season practices on April 18, 2022 and runs through July 24, 2022.

The “preseason” will run for 6 weeks from April 18th – May 28th and includes 2 practices per week and no meets.

The actual “summer season” runs for 8 weeks from MAY 30th to July 4th and includes 3 practices per week and 4-6 meets.

REGISTER: —→ cut and paste


Full Season (14 weeks) is $310 (includes entry into all the Summer swim meets, a Team Swim Cap, a Team T-Shirt), and scheduled practices for 3 1/2 months (April 18th – July 23rd).

Summer Season (8 weeks) is $260 (includes entry into all the Summer swim meets, a Team Swim Cap, a Team T-Shirt), and scheduled practices for 2 months (May30th – July 23rd).

Practice Schedule:


FRIDAY 4:00-4:30PM (8&unders)

SATURDAY 10:30-11:30AM. (9 and overs)

SUNDAY 10:30-12:00PM (all ages).


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.

REGISTER: —→ cut and paste

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.


The meet schedule for 2021/2022 has been posted. SEE ORANGE TOOLBAR ABOVE.

The fall practice schedule for the Aquabear Swim Club is now posted both below and on the TEAM CALENDAR.

CUB GROUP I T/TH 4:00-4:30pm and Sat 8:00-8:30am

CUB GROUP II M/W 4:00-4:30pm and Sat 8:30-9:00am

KOALA GROUP MWF 4:30-5:10pm. Sat 9:00-9:40am

PANDA GROUP MW 5:10-6:00pm. TTH 4:30-5:20pm and Sat 9:40-10:30am

GRIZZLIE GROUP MW 6:00-7:20pm and TTH 5:20-6:40pm. Fri 5:10-6:30PM

SENIOR GROUP M/T/W/Th/F 5:45-7:45am **Afternoon/Evening “Doubles” practices will be scheduled as needed


PRO TRI GROUP: M-F 8:30-10:00AM