Program Information

Registration is ongoing, limited space is available. Please note that these are competitive swim groups and require a swim assessment prior to registering.

For all International Student Registration Inquiries please contact Coach Roberta at roberta@nanaimoriptides.com

For participants who have completed the Olympic Way program or have equivalent skills. The Riptides competitive program offers high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction.

Winter Session registration now closed.

Next Session (April 2nd - June 17th) - Preregistration (returning families only) opens online on Monday, March 4th @ noon. New family registration available, Monday, March 11th @ noon

**Do not register your swimmer into Level 1 if they do not meet the requirements of being comfortable entering water, are able to fully immerse head underwater, and can work safely in a group structure, listen, and take directions from coaches. In order to run our program safely and efficiently we cannot accommodate swimmers that require one-on-one attention.

Training Schedule

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. This pre-competitive program prepares swimmers for a smooth transition into our Nanaimo Riptides competitive program.

*The I Can Swim program has been renamed Olympic Way. The structure of the program remains the same with Levels 1, 2 & 3

Please check the Program Details for each level before registering. Not sure what level to register your swimmer? Contact sidney@nanaimoriptides.com with your swimmer's info (eg, age, last swim class completed...)

More info on the Olympic Way program

 

 

Summer 2024 online registration tentatively planned for mid March - stay tuned

We are happy to announce our summer programming schedule. Our Riptides summer swimming sessions are intended for new and/or current swimmers interested in the Olympic Way program.

*The classes have been divided up into 3 different levels. Please check the Program Details for each level before registering. Not sure what level to register your swimmer? Contact admin@nanaimoriptides.com with your swimmer's info (eg, age, last swim class completed...)

**Do not register your swimmer into Level 1 if they do not meet the requirements of being comfortable entering water, are able to fully immerse head underwater, and can work safely in a group structure, listen and take directions from coaches. In order to run our program safely and efficiently we are not able to accommodate swimmers that require one on one attention.

We will be running our Riptides summer swimming sessions at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre from Monday to Friday on the following weeks:

*July 2nd - 5th (Tuesday - Friday)

July 8th - 12th

July 15th-19th 

August 19th - 23rd

Level 1 & Level 2 classes are 45 minutes daily -  $90 per week - 5 different time slots to choose from

Level 3 classes are 1 hour daily - $100 per week - 3 different time slots to choose from

Training Schedule (scroll down to Riptides Summer Program)

**Please register for the same level for all the weeks you want your swimmer(s) in and we can move them accordingly if they are assessed for the next level. We cover a lot in each level so it is common to stay in the same level for 2 - 3 times​. We have allocated space for group movements just in case.​