We realize that our pools on campus did not adequately address the needs of our growing camp. As a result, we are really excited to be partnering with Charles River Aquatics (CRA) this summer to be able to offer a more comprehensive swim development program to our campers in pools that better reflect the ages and needs of our campers. While some of our younger campers will be able to take advantage of small group lessons at a small pool facility, our older campers will be able to take advantage of the multi-lane, jump-able, dive-able pools at Brandeis University!
Charles River Aquatics (CRA) is a privately owned swim program currently located at the West End Boys and Girls Club, Allston, MA, and the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Boston, MA. CRA opened its doors in 2005 with two full-time employees—an Executive Director and an Aquatics Director, four part-time instructors, and 39 students. Once open, programming at Charles River Aquatics rapidly expanded to include private lessons, summer swim camps, a competitive (USA Swimming) swim team, clinics, lessons for adults, and a Masters Team. Today, CRA has over 1,000 swimmers participating in its programs. With this growth, CRA has increased staffing to include 14 full-time employees, and about 40 part-time swim instructors and coaches.