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Event

2018 Summer Camps

July 3, 2018 - August 17, 2018
July 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)

Description

 
2018 Richmond Rapids Summer Camps

We will be offfering summer camps at both Minoru and Watermania pools in July and August for swimmers aged 5 to 17. The description of each camp, including prerequisites and training times, are shown below. Registration information is shown below. Questions can be emailed to dennis@richmondrapids.com.


CURRENT MEMBER REGISTRATION

1. Please make sure to review the camp details on the  Events Section of the Rapids website below. If you are unsure which camp or level to register for, please contact your child's coach. Swim School parents should email Donna at donna@richmondrapids.com before registering. 

2. Current members must use the JOB SIGN UP (top right corner of this page) to register your child for a camp.  Parents must state their child's name in the optional contact info box when signing up.

3. Summer camp fees will be charged to your account and credit card payments will be processed once the registration is approved by Coach Dennis. The T-shirt order form will be emailed out.

4. Current members that wish to register after May 3rd should email dennis@richmondrapids.com. Please state your child's full name, level, and session you wish to register for.

NEW SWIMMER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Beginning May 7th, registration for these camps will be open to children not currently enrolled in the Richmond Rapids. All children must complete an assessment before registering. Any children that have been placed on our wait list for our main program that wish to enroll in a summer camp must be re-assessed if they have taken lessons with another program.

  • Assessments at Minoru pool will be every Monday from May 7 - June 18 from 5:30-6:15 pm, except for May 21.
  • Assessments at Watermania pool will be on Tuesdays from May 8 - June 19 from 4-5 pm.

*At Minoru, our registrars will be set up in front of the trophy case in the pool viewing lobby. At Watermania, please come to our office next to the sauna.

**No appointments are required.


SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Rapids Summer Swim School

This program introduces young swimmers to the basic techniques of competitive-style swimming, including the four competitive strokes, starts, and turns. A low swimmer-to-coach ratio encourages consistent and individualized learning. Participants will receive a camp t-shirt and Rapids swim cap.

Location: Minoru Aquatic Centre
Ages: 5 up to 10 years old
Minimum Requirement: Rapids Swim School level 1 (current members) OR Red Cross level 2 (non-members)
SCHEDULE:
Practices are held Monday to Friday
  • Session A - July 3-13 (No practices July 2)   
  • Session B - July 16-27                                   
  • Session C - July 30-Aug 10 (No practices Aug 6) 
  • Session D - Aug 13-24 
Level TIme Cost
RSS 1

1A: 5:30-6:00pm 

1B: 6:00-6:30pm

Session A, Session C: $90 

Session B, Session D: $95

RSS 2

2A: 5:30-6:00pm 

2A: 6:00-6:30pm

Session A , Session C: $90

Session B, Session D: $95

RSS 3,4,5 5:30-6:30pm

Session A, Session C: $130

Session B, Session D: $140

*Children that sign up for 2 or more sessions will receive a $20 discount on additional camps.
** Non-Rapids members or Swim BC registered swimmers will be subject to an additional $30 registration/insurance fee.

CURRENT MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL


Introduction to Competitive Swimming Skills Camp

Swimmers in this camp will develop techniques and skills for all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Participants will receive a camp t-shirt and Rapids swim cap.

Location: Watermania
Ages:  9-14 years old
Minimum Requirement: 
Current Members: AGD1, RD1, Youth Fit, Technical Development
Non-Members: RED CROSS 9+ 
Lead Coach: Morgan Mark
 
Dates & Schedule: 
M/W/F: 5:30-7:00PM  T/TH: 4:00-5:30PM
Practices are held Monday to Friday.
  • SESSION A: July 9-20
  • SESSION B: July 23-Aug 2
Cost:
Session A: $170
Session B: $160
Both Sessions: $310
*Non-Rapids members or Swim BC registered swimmers will be subject to an additonal $30 registration/insurance fee.
 
 
REGIONAL/PROVINCIAL GROUP TRAINING CAMPS
 
Swimmers will work on techniques of all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns, while developing training ability and racing skills. Camp participants will receive a camp t-shirt and Rapids swim cap.
Non-Rapids swimmers may attend the camp, provided they are currently registered with a Swimming Canada-affiliated club and are LMR qualified. To do so, email dennis@richmondrapids.com. 
 
Location: Watermania
Ages: 9-16
Minimum Requirement: LMR qualified. AGD 2/RD 2, Youth Comp and higher groups
 
Camp Schedule & Costs:
  • Junior Training Camp
    • This camp is for swimmers in the AGD2, RD2, RD 3 & Youth Comp levels
    • July 3 -27
      • July 3: 4-5:30pm
      • July 4: 5:30-7:00pm
      • July 5-6 NO practices due to BCSSA swim meet at Watermania
      • July 9 -27: M/W/F: 4:00-5:30 PM
    • Participation in the Surrey Knights Summer Invitational (July 21-22) is expected.
    • Cost: $200.00. The fee does not include meet entry fees.
    • Lead Coach: Vlad Volchkov
  • Senior Training Camp
    • This camp is for swimmers in the PAG, NAG, SRP levels
    • July 9-27 on M/W/F.  Monday & Fridays from 7:00-9:00am, Wednesdays from 9:00-11am.
    • Participation in the Surrey Knights Summer Invitational (July 21-22) is expected
    • Cost: $200.00. The fee does not include meet entry fees.
    • Coach: Alex Pettifer
 
REGIONAL LEVEL STARTS, TURNS & STROKES SKILLS CAMPS (NEW THIS YEAR!)
 
We will be offering two  camps broken down by strokes providing an opportunity to further develop understanding of concepts and technique of individual strokes.
 
Location: Watermania
Ages: 9-16
Minimum Requirement: LMR qualified. AGD 2/RD 2, Youth Comp and higher groups. BCSSA Swimmers are welcomed to register. BCSSA Swimmers must be able to dive off starting blocks, and swim at 100 IM under 1:40 or a 200 IM under 4:00. Proof of times are required for BCSSA swimmers.
 
Camp Schedule & Costs:
Practices will be held from 4-5:30pm
  • STARTS & TURNS - July 30 & Aug 1 - $30
  • FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE  - AUG 7-AUG 10: $70
  • BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE  - AUG 13-AUG 16 - COST: $70
  • Lead Coach: Morgan Mark
 
NOVICE LEVEL STROKE SKILLS CAMPS (NEW THIS YEAR!)
 
These camps are geared towards the novice level swimmer.  These mini camps are an opportunity to further develop understanding technique of individual strokes. Teachnigs will be geared towards the pre regional levels however swimmers in the Regional levels (AGD2,RD2) may also join.
 
Location: Watermania
Ages: 8-12
Minimum Requirement:
Current Members: RSS 5, AGD1,  RD1, Youth Fit, Technical Development
Non-Members: RED CROSS 9+ 
BCSSA Members welcomed. BCSSA swimmers must be able to complte at 100 IM legally. Assessment required.
 
Camp Schedule & Costs:

Novice Stroke Camp 1: Freestyle & Backstroke $35

  • July 10: 1:00-2:00pm,    July 11: 2:00-3:00pm     July 12: 1:00-2:00pm

Novice Stroke Camp 2: Butterfly & Breaststroke $35

  • July 17: 1:00-2:00pm,    July 18: 2:00-3:00pm     July 19: 1:00-2:00pm

Novice Stroke Camp 3: Butterfly & Backstroke $45

  • July 24, 26, 31 & Aug 2 – 1:00-2:00pm

Novice Stroke Camp 4: Breaststroke & Freestyle $45

  • Aug 7, 9, 14, 16 - 1:00-2:00pm

PRE SEASON STAY FIT TRAINING CAMP ( NEW THIS SEASON!)

This camp will be for Provincial and National level swimmers looking to maintain and develop their aerobic ability in preparation for the 2018-2019 season.   Swimmer must be prepared to train with intent and a strong work ethic. All four strokes will be swum throughout the camp however there will be a heavier emphasis on freestyle for aerobic training purposes.

Location: Watermania

Ages: 12 & over

Minimum Requirement: 

  • 2:30 200 FR or 5:20 400 FR or better. 
  • Non Rapids members are welcomed to register but must be a registered and in good standing with Swim BC. Please email dennis@richmondrapids.com to register.

Camp Schedule: 

  • July 24-Aug 16
  • Practices will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2-4pm. Swimmers need to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier for activation.

Camp Cost:

  • $180 (4 weeks)
  • $100 (2 weeks)

Camp Coach: Dennis Silva

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