Chena Swim Club Lessons
Chena Skills is our pre-competitive lessons program for swimmers aged 5-9. Our program focuses on swimming basics and fundamentals as they pertain to competitive swim racing. Our goal is to build rock solid foundations that provide a platform for which swimmers can excel in their long term development as atheletes. Chena Skills offers two programs, Bronze (1 class per week) and Silver (2 classes per week). Each class will have their own Coach for the entire session. See our Skills Instructors Page for the bio's of all our Skills Coaches. For more details about the Bronze and Silver programs, view the descriptions further along on this page or view our full Chena Skills Program PDF. For details about next steps after Skills with the Chena Junior Program view the Chena Junior Program PDF.
Swimmers must be comfortable in the water without parental supervision before entry into our program. Loosely, this means a swimmer should be able to complete 25m of swimming or kicking and be comfortable in the deep end of the pool. To request an assessment, please email our registrar at [email protected] and our Lead Junior Coach, George Hill at [email protected].
To register for Bronze or Silver, return to this page on the registration opening dates as listed below, then scroll down and select the class for which you would like to register. Please note that registration is first come first served so make sure to mark the registration opening dates down in your calendar. The Chena Skills program is very popular and classes fill up very quickly. Please email [email protected] if you would like to subscribe to the Chena Skills emailing list. Through the emailing list we can provide you with updates to our registration opening times or other updates to the program straight to your inbox so that you never miss a registration.
The dates for our Skills sessions for both Bronze and Silver can be viewed above. Skills typically offers three sessions per season: Fall (10-weeks), Winter (8-weeks) and Spring (10-weeks). This year our fall and winter sessions have been cancelled because of COVID-19. Our Spring sessions is currently tenative and dependent on if we can recieve the required pool time to run the program. We will keep this page updated as we get more information.
Typically, at the end of each session, we offer an optional mini-meet where your swimmer can try competing in a familiar, supportive and fun setting. Despite how much fun these meets are, with COVID-19, it is still unclear at this point if we will be able to hold these events. We will keep this page updated as we get more information. On the very last lesson of the session your coach will have a progress report card for each swimmer that will include their reccomendation for which program to register in for their next session. If your swimmer attends the mini-meet a certificate is awarded with their events and times achieved at the conclusion of the event.
For both Bronze and Silver, there is only one session fee per session. A one-time Swim BC fee of $47 is also required once per year for registration and insurance purposes. The currents fees for the Chena Skills programs are:
- Bronze: $150 per session per swimmer
- Silver: $300 per session per swimmer
Payment for Chena Skills is by cheque or e-transfer. E-transfers can be sent to [email protected]. Please include the swimmer's name and lesson day in the note field when sending E-transfers! Cheques must be dropped off in person during business hours at:
If you have any more questions about registration or fees, please email the Skills Registrar ([email protected]).