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RIPPLES "Learn to Swim" PROGRAM (5 yrs old and up)
So what exactly is RIPPLES? Well, it means that your child is
enrolled in a program that does not compete at regular sanctioned
swim meets like our competitive program. Our RIPPLES program starts
with children young as 5 years old, and we start teaching them
how to swim at that age.
As they progress they will move up into more challenging groups
and may require them to swim more often and for a longer period of
time. Additionally, please do not get discourage if your child
doesn’t change groups every session, as our program differs
from the Red Cross.
The Winnipeg Wave Swim Club is apart of Swimming / Natation
Canada has developed a program that teaches children the basics of
the four swimming strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke
and butterfly. As well, swimmers are introduced to swimming starts,
turns competitive swim etiquette.
For further details and the cost
of our our RIPPLES programs please click
on the individual RIPPLES
Program links in the Swim
Programs tab at the top.
The WAVE Competitive Program is
for swimmers aged 8 years old and up and is divided into five
groups with a maximum of 14 swimmers per group:
- Novice Competitive
- Developmental Competitive
- Junior Competitive
- Senior Competitive
Competitive swimmers compete at
local and out-of-town swim meets. In some cases, swimmers will
compete at provincial level and out-of-province/national level
Dryland and swim practices are
held three to nine times per week, depending on which competitive
group the swimmer is in. Under the direction of Competitive
Coaching staff, swimmers strive to improve their technique, speed
For further details on our
COMPETITIVE program, click on the
COMPETITIVE Program link in the
Swim Programs tab at the top.