Living in Almaden Valley: Discover the Almaden Cabana Clubs

Are you checking out Almaden Valley and wanting to learn more about the Almaden pools and cabana clubs?

Where are they? How do they work? What are your options? As a realtor in Almaden Valley, I am often asked about houses with pools or houses that belong to a cabana club.

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Here we are going to focus on the 6 Almaden cabana clubs so you can decide if you want to live in those mandatory membership neighborhoods or become an associate member. If you want to learn more about pool options in Almaden Valley watch our video on Almaden Valley cabana clubs…

So what is this Almaden cabana club community all about?

Have you heard of the swim teams and summer swim meets? Cabana clubs are a fun place to gather to swim but also learn to swim, master different strokes and build friendships. During the months of May through July the cabana clubs are busy almost all day long with different age groups practicing and learning at their scheduled time. 

On Saturdays, competitive meets happen between cabana clubs which is a fun and rewarding experience for swimmers ages 6 to 18 and parents and families. Also note some cabanas start kids as early as 4! During Saturday Swim meets, Parents volunteer and cheer on their child as they work to beat their own time and that of their competitors. 

1.  Almaden Swim and Racquet Club (6604 Northridge Dr, San Jose, CA  95120)

This club is located across the street from the Almaden Country Club. This private cabana club is shared by 300 members. The Gators team swims at this pool.  The Almaden Swim and Racquet Club also has six USTA championship tennis courts with lights for nighttime play. This location is a great option for those who play tennis and love to swim. Also very serious swimmers can join the competitive year-round team called Quicksilver which also swims at this pool.

2.  Almaden Cabana Club (6975 Bret Harte Drive, San Jose, 95120)

     The Almaden Cabana club is located on Bret Harte Drive south of Leland High School. This cabana is home to the Almaden Dolphins. This community also has summertime Wednesday night social dinners for its members which helps to build a strong community in this neighborhood.

3.  Shadowbrook Swim Club (1079 Shadowbrook Drive, San Jose, 95120)

    Shadowbrook is a private member pool located near Bret Harte Middle school at the corner of Almaden Expressway and Shadowbrook Drive. Shadowbrook membership is  mandatory for 318 homes next to the pool as well as open for associate memberships. The Shadowbrook Sharks swim here. This cabana offers Aquatic fitness classes in the winter in a heated pool, dinner socials in the summer and a holiday light contest in December.

4. Crossgates Swim Club (1297 Peralta Dr, San Jose, CA  95120)

     Crossgates Swim Club is located off McAbee between Camden and Redmond. This homeowner association is mandatory for 157 homes and also has spots for associate memberships with applications starting in the fall for the next summer season. The pool is the home of the Crossgates Gators. Crossgates Cabana is unique since their pool property also has a basketball court and plenty of grassy area to play. They also have adult swim times starting most years in April.

5. Oaktree Park Cabana (6101 Castello Dr, San Jose, CA  95120)

     The Oaktree Park Cabana is located between Redmond Ave and Jeffrey Fontana park and is an exclusive resident only community pool. Oaktree park is home to the Oaktree Sharks and though this cabana club does not currently offer associate memberships, the swim team does welcome swim team guests memberships. Swim team guest memberships allow access only for swim team practice and swim team events. On this community pool property, members also enjoy a large grassy area and bocce ball court.  

6. Montevideo Improvement Association Cabana (1585 Monteval Ln, San Jose, CA  95120)

      The Montevideo cabana is located at the corner of Coleman Rd and Camden Ave. The Piranhas swim team calls this pool home. Montevideo operates with a member-based system requiring 400 homes in the development to be members to the community pool. At this time, Montevideo does not offer associate memberships. This cabana offers many fun community events including a July 4 independence parade and pool party plus other fun social events throughout the year. There is a large hall that can be rented by members for events or parties as well as sport courts and grassy areas. Non-residents can join the swim team.

Read a student swimmer’s perspective of the summer swim teams.

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