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About DACA

Once known solely as an internationally ranked swim team, De Anza Cupertino Aquatics (DACA) has developed into the most comprehensive Aquatics Program in the United States.


DACA provides unparalleled instruction and state of the art facilities in every program it offers. Our complete programming includes: Learn-to-Swim and Special Needs instruction for all ages, Swim Team, Pre-Competitive Swimming for ages 5 - 14 and Fitness Swim for adults.

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Happy Swim Parent

"I have been bringing my almost 2 year old son here since he was 3 months old in the waterbabies class and he loves it! He has already learned how to swim on his own several feet, and can jump in and climb out. Great instruction and friendly staff!"

- Ginny S.

DACA Swim School

The DACA Swim School was founded in 1996. Our primary purpose is to teach infants, children and adults to swim properly.

To that end, DACA has developed a proven method of teaching that ensures skill development, a love of the water and a healthy respect for water safety.

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DACA Pre-Competitive Program is an introductory program designed to improve stroke and turn technique in preparation for the DACA Competitive Team.  Small class sizes of no more than seven swimmers of similar ability allow for first-class instruction that is both focused and personalized.


Instruction in the DACA Pre-Competitive Program provides a technical skill base, igniting a love of the water and inspiring our swimmers to continue on in all levels of the DACA Competitive Team.


Founded in 1981, DACA's competitive team is the premier swimming club in the Bay Area. DACA's comprehensive approach to training and award winning staff are internationally acclaimed for success at every level of swimming competition.


Our world ranked athletes are developed through an age and skill based progression of technical development and training. DACA's Certified Master Coaches guide swimmers of all ages and abilities towards their goals of fun and fitness and Olympic dreams.

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