Swim Groups


The Ravensong Aquatic Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Ravensong Aquatic Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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This is our entry-level group for swimmers who have little or no competitive swimming experience. Swimmers have to be able to swim at least 25m without stopping in order to try out for the team.  In this group, swimmers learn the four competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and competitive starts and turns.  Swimmers compete in novice level meets which are usually only a few a year.  Competing in meets is a great way to learn the rules of swimming and to further bond with your teammates.

Bronze Group

This groups focus is on building their endurance and continues to work on their strokes and turns. They swim 3 times a week and compete at novice swim meets.

Bronze Select Group

This group usually trains with the Bronze group although it is a step above the Bronze level. Swimmers in this group continue to refine their techniques and are typically competing at the VIR and AA level meets.  They usually train 4 times a week.

Silver Group

Our Silver group swimmers are refining their technical skills and are working towards provincial level swim meets.They typically swim 6 times a week.

Gold Group

This is our highest level group with swimmers training for provincial, western and national level meets.  They practice 7-8 times a week and swim long course on Saturday mornings at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. There may be additional training camps and workshops to participate in Swim meets at this level are mandatory and the focus is on high-level performance.