Program Information


Riptides Training Schedule

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.

 Fall Session (October 4th 2021 - December 18th 2021 @ NAC) registration for this session is closed

*Returning families pre- registration for our Olympic Way Winter Session (January - March) will be available Monday, December 6th @ 12pm 

*New Family online Registration for our Olympic Way Winter Session (January - March) will be available Monday, December 13th @ 12pm

****Before registering please read the new info on pick up and drop off 

Not sure of what level to place your swimmer? Contact Darcy @ for info on level placement. Don't forget to include your child's swimming history in the email.

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

β–Ίclick here for more info on our Olympic Way learn to swim program


Registration Closed - See you next summer!

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

Registration closed - See you next summer πŸ˜Ž

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:

July 5th-9th

July 12th-16th

July 19th-23rd

August 3rd-6th

August 9th-13th

August 16th-20th

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.

Registration closed - See you next summer πŸ˜Ž

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.