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Come over to the Silver Strand State Beach and enjoy some paddling, sailing, surfing and more at Crown Cove Aquatic Center!

Our Mission

Southwestern College, California State Parks & Recreation and California Boating & Waterways are committed to meeting the educational goals of its students and community users in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

Organizational Profile

Virtual Tour button HEC Crown CoveThe Crown Cove Aquatic Center (CCAC) is an off-campus center of Southwestern Community College District. Nestled between the cities of Coronado and  Imperial Beach on the Silver Strand State Beach, CCAC provides a wide range of educational and recreational aquatic activities to the surrounding communities. The primary focus is to promote safe boating education and instruction through broad-based programs.

A unique partnership with California State Parks & Recreation and the Division of Boating & Waterways allows CCAC to reach out to San Diego County residents as well as to the many visitors to the region by providing qualified instruction predominantly in the sports of Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Stand-up Paddling and Surfing.

In addition to SWC credit-courses (open to students in the 9th grade and up), CCAC provides exceptional programs at an incredible value to youth groups via schools, clubs, churches, and other community-based organizations. Day camps offered year-round are a highlight for the 7-to-17 year old population. CCAC also provides public fee-based classes in many of the aquatic recreational sports. Private lessons, group team building, open-paddling/equipment rentals with instruction are additional activities offered at Crown Cove!

Designated an American Heart Association (AHA) Community Training Center, CCAC's CPR & First Aid Program provides CPR, First Aid and AED training.  Also sponsored are American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard training certification courses and a Boating Safety and Paddle Sport Leadership Training program that prepares individuals to work in an aquatic recreational environment.



Crown Cove Aquatic Center:

  Phone (619) 575-6176
  FAX (619) 575-5020


    Youth Camps &Groups:


Community CPR & First Aid:

  Phone (619) 429-1669
  FAX (619) 429-1658

Postal Address
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA. 92118

Last updated: 9/18/2017 10:23:17 AM