Blue & Gold Night - Session 2

Location Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Start date Mar 6, 2024
End date Mar 6, 2024
Declaration open Feb 8, 2024 12:00 PM
Declaration deadline Mar 5, 2024 11:59 PM
Job sign up open Feb 8, 2024 12:00 PM
Job sign up deadline Mar 6, 2024 2:00 PM
Eligibility Swim Skills 1 Olympic Way - Learn to Swim Program

The Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team is pleased to be hosting our Blue and Gold night on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. This is a fun team event where swimmers in the Olympic Way program and the Swim Skills 1 group get to showcase their swimming. 

Spectators are welcome. Come and cheer on your swimmer(s)!!

The Blue and Gold event will be separated into 2 sessions. This way the younger swimmers do not have to wait for long periods of time before their next swim event.

  • Swim Skills 1 and Olympic Way Level 3 swimmers will be swimming from 4pm - 5pm (arrive at 3:45pm)
  • Olympic Way Level 1 and 2 swimmers will be swimming from 5:15pm - 6pm (arrive at 5pm)

For those families with siblings, Swim Skills 1 and Olympic Way 3 swimmers are welcome to swim in the wave pool after their event between 5pm & 6pm. Please note on the declaration (sign up) if your swimmer is staying to swim during that time so that we know how many swimmers to submit payment to the City for. Please note that the free swim is only available to swimmers age 7 and above as the City of Nanaimo requires all swimmers entering the pool on their own to be at the age of 7 years and older. 

The coaches will assign your swimmer a Heat and Lane number and will write the info on your swimmer’s hand so they don’t forget. Heats are the groups the swimmers swim in.  Lane numbers are #1-8,.  Each of the Level 1 and 2 swimmers will swim with a big buddy (an experienced swimmer) who brings along a kickboard in case your child needs a break.  Most swimmers do not need it, but the kickboard is there if they want it.  Swimmers can also wear a life jacket if they want to.

It’s a good idea to bring an extra towel (or two) as they will be in and out of the water. 

We ask all Swim Skills 1 and Olympic Way families to declare your swimmer online if you are or not coming to this event so that we can organize accordingly.

Olympic Way swimmers who have completed their current registered Level will be honoured at the event