We are happy to announce our summer programing schedule. Our Riptides summer swimming sessions are intended for swimmers currently registered in Blue, Gold, Los Angeles, Seoul as well as past Olympic Way & Camp ‘S’ participants. *New swimmers welcome*
Note that swimmers must be comfortable swimming in deep water.
We will be running our Riptides summer swimming sessions Monday to Friday at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre during the following weeks:
There will be fifteen spaces per group time available. Participants will select an 8:15-8:50a.m., 9:00-9:35a.m., or 9:45-10:20a.m. space. The cost of each week-long summer swimming session is $50.
This year Riptides will be offering private lessons at Westwood Lake. We are offering two three week sessions. Session one runs July 5th to 22nd. Session two runs August 3rd to 19th. The cost is $105 for three 30 minute lessons. There will be a 10% discount for families with multiple swimmers. The following times will be available Monday through Thursday.
12:10p.m. - 12:40p.m.
12:50p.m. - 1:20p.m.
1:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.
**Stay tuned for program info for our 2021-2022 swim season. We will update our website and email families once confirmed. Online membership application will be available for returning families on Monday, August 16th @ 9am and new families on Monday, August 23rd @ 9am. Enjoy your summer!!!
For participants who have completed the Olympic Way program or have the equivalent skills. The Riptides competitive program offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction.
**Stay tuned for program info for our 2021-2022 swim season. We will update our website and email families once confirmed. Online membership application will be available for returning families on Monday, August 16th @ 9am and new families on Monday, August 23rd @ 9am. We estimate the first session to commence in early October. Enjoy your summer!!!
Olympic Way is a learn-to-swim program that teaches young swimmers the skills necessary to become proficient swimmers. Participants in this program learn to swim more efficiently and in less time than traditional programs.
*Please note that the I Can Swim program has taken on a new name of Olympic Way. The structure of the program remains the same with Levels 1, 2 & 3
Workout dates: August 3, 2021 to September 2
Workouts: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 8-9:30am
Groups: 11&OVER Age Group and Provincial Groups
Time Requirement: 400 under 6:15 or 800 under 12:30 or 1500 under 24:00.00
Equipment Required: NRST cap, Googles, fins, pull buoy, kick board, skipping rope & yoga mat
Safety: Staff – Claire - certified National Lifeguard, Baylee - NL certified & Lead Coach Age Group, Scott – NL trained & Lead Coach Provincial
Staff will have kayaks and SUP in the water each workout
Thunder Rule: exit the water on thunder, seek shelter (go in cars if not possible), stay away from metal/conductors, back in water 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder