Albany Armada Aquatics

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I strongly recommend Armada Swim and Adventure Camp which takes place at Albany Aquatics Center.  It is run by Jesus Salcedo who is one of the wonderful coaches of the Albany Armada, which is a wonderful swim team. Camp is open to kids ages 7-12 and runs 9-3 with before and after camp options. Jesus brings in some of the senior swimmers from Armada (late HS and early college) who are outstanding swimmers to be counselors with him. Swimmers must  be proficient in free and back stroke (so not a good place to learn to swim).  They are set up for a pretty wide level of swimmers, so kids who are on teams and strong swimmers can get good personalized attention and kids who are earlier swimmers can greatly improve.  Camp consists of  about 1.5 hours of lessons a day four days a week and then other activities throughout the day (trips to go rock climbing, museums, etc). Camp is a great mix of high quality swim lessons and a lot of other fun activities. Great for kids thinking of joining a team, kids who want to build their skills, or kids who just want to have a fun time.  Low key, great instruction, nice mix of activities. Strongly recommend checking it out!  They will run it for five weeks this summer—kids can attend for any (or all) of them. Jesus is fabulous with kids and a great coach and he chooses counselors who are very strong swimmers who have had a lot of experience with kids.  

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Sept 2012

RE: Swim Teams in the Berkeley/Bay Area

My daughter, 13, and son, 11, both swim on the Albany Armada Aquatics swim team. The team is new to the Albany swimming pool, but all three coaches are very experienced. My children have worked with these coaches for more than 2 years when they were the coaching staff at Piedmont Swim Team. Both children have been swimming competitively since they were 7 years old. Helen, Jesus, and Rick have guided them to Junior Olympic time standards, and other swimmers who worked with them have reached even more competitive time standards. At the same time, there is room on the team for less experienced swimmers and swimmers who want to swim at a fitness level. We usually go to meets twice a month. The AAA pool is accessible from downtown Berkeley by BART and bus. AAA is currently holding try outs. You can contact the head coach Helen Garcia.


There's a new team in Albany: Albany Armada Aquatics. Nice pool, great coaches. It's a competitive team, so the swimmers are expected to attend swim meets regularly. David

Check out our new swim team, Albany Armada Aquatics. We swim at the newly renovated Albany Aquatic Center. Beautiful 10 lane outdoor pool! We offer 6 different ability groups and are competitively focused. For more info visit our website: or contact me directly I am the Head Coach. Helen Garcia