The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club has been providing competitive
swimming opportunities to youth in Yellowknife since 1970. Many of
our swimmers join the club as young as 5 years old, as Tadpoles or
Dolphins, and work their way up through the different group levels,
with guidance from qualified enthusiastic coaches, until they reach
Gold Squad in their final years of High School.
We train in the City’s 5 lane Ruth Inch Memorial Pool and
host regular time trials and competitions where we compete against
other clubs in the Northwest Territories.
NWT swimming clubs are affiliated with Swim Alberta and are
therefore ranked among Alberta Swim Clubs and compete in Alberta
Provincial Swim Meets as well as other regional swimming
championships. The Polar Bear Swim Club has produced several Age
Group National swimmers and consistently has swimmers qualify for
Canada and Western Canada Games. Several swimmers have also gone on
to compete at the CIS level in University.
We are a not for profit organization and rely on the help and
support of our volunteer coaches to keep our level of competition
at its highest and to provide fun and skillful swimming