Program Information

**COVID-19 NOTICE: We are excited to be offering most of our regular group programming for the start of the season. However, please note that due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, that for some groups we are currently only able to offer limited training times compared to previous years. We anticipate that our training offerings will increase as more space becomes available, and we will be evaluating these factors on a month-to-month basis as restrictions ease. Correspondingly, group fees will be based on the training times offered and will  increase accordingly as the training times are expanded

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.

Olympic Way Levels 1, 2 & 3 suspended til further notice. 

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

►click here for more info on our Olympic Way learn to swim program


Registration Closed - See you next summer!!!

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 – certified National Lifeguard – Claire, Baylee - NL certified & Lead Coach Age Group, Darcy – NL trained, Scott – NL trained & Lead Coach Provincial  

Staff will have 2 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

Membership Applications for the summer of 2021 will open March 1st, 2021 @ 9am.

Welcome to the Nanaimo Riptides Camp 'S' summer swim camp. 

Participants are introduced to the Riptide's renowned Learn to Swim program. The camp is designed to introduce children of all levels to the sport of swimming. The intensive one week camp teaches the basic skills and techniques of swimming that parents demand to ensure the safety of their children in aquatic environments.

The camp is for participants ages 7-12 years old and runs at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

 Not only do these full day camps focus on swimming skills but also include outdoor activities, skating, bowling and more...