Arise Aquatics exists so that every athlete can be challenged to reach their fullest potential in faith, character, swimming and water polo in Santa Paula. 

Our winter registration is now open! Our winter season will be November 28 - February 8th with some time off during the holidays. We have three separate links for our registration. Please read the descriptions and select the registration link that is best for your athlete.

Our 14U Dream Group is for our older athletes who have some aquatics experience and are starting to set aquatics goals and would like to continue to improve in swimming and water polo.

Our 12U Dream Group is for athletes who have some aquatics experience and starting to set aquatics goals and would like to continue to improve in swimming and water polo. 

Our 10U and Discover is for our "newer to aquatics" and younger athletes simply looking to discover more about swimming and water polo. This group will have shorter practices and will not be playing in games. Coaches will emphasize discovering the game and having fun.  As as a coaching staff we have discovered that this group would benefit from shorter practices (especially during the winter months). Due to shortened pool time and no games this group will also have smaller fees. 



Arise is for Faith and Character Development


My college water polo and swim coach Larry Barrette always said “The pool is the greatest teacher” and while many of the lessons we learned were about swimming and water polo, he wasn’t talking about swimming or water polo. He was instead talking about life lessons like - Learning to fail and not give up. Learning to be a good team mate and abandoning our patterns of selfishness. Setting and achieving goals. Delayed gratification, swimming and living with the end in mind. 

Our hope is that athletes at Arise Aquatics will be coached in these types of life lessons and more. Billy Graham said “A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.” That’s a pretty lofty statement but it is our goal to be coaches who understand the significance of the role and seek to develop athletes as complete people.  

Arise is for Jesus


Arise Aquatics is a ministry of Catalyst Church which exists to help people far from God find life in Christ. We hope that every athlete feels loved by their coaches and most importantly by God. We aim to share the good news about Jesus through our program. 

Arise is for Santa Paula


While we are glad to have athletes join us from other cities Arise Aquatics is for Santa Paula and the Santa Paula High School Pool will be our home base. After coaching aquatics in Ventura Country for the last 16 years it has become painfully obvious to me that we have a great disparity of resources in our county and generally the best coaches, clubs, programs and pools cluster around areas of wealth. The best athletes often then leave their communities to cluster around these “successful” center points. This then leaves our less affluent cities and schools remarkably under resourced and under coached as they try to compete.  


Arise Aquatics is aiming to offer high quality aquatics training in Santa Paula with a hope to one day level the the competitive playing field by :

1. teaching kids to swim

2. making aquatic sports more accessible in Santa Paula

3. offering quality coaching in our area.