Program Information

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

Season 2019/20 membership application closed

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.

**Due to the current escalation of the Covid-19 virus and NAC closure, we are closing all membership applications for the Spring Session (March 30th - June 13th). All previous registrations have been cancelled and funds received have been credited back to accounts to be used towards future registrations.

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


Season 2019/20 membership application closed

Swim Fit is a non-competitive group for participants who enjoy being in the water. Swimming fitness is the primary focus of this group. Workouts are designed with stroke/skill improvement in mind. This is a great cross training group for athletes who have an interest in other sports.

**As all Nanaimo Aquatic Facilities have been confirmed to remain closed for the duration of the summer, it is with heavy hearts that we will need to cancel all Camp S programs for the summer of 2020. All previous registrations have been cancelled and funds received have been credited back to accounts to be used towards future registrations.**

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...